Since the beginning of separatist conflict in the North and East of Sri Lanka in 1983, there have not been many good days in eastern Sri Lanka. Until hostilities in the East ceased in 2007, the fighting was severe, inflicting a heavy toll on civilians and both LTTE and Government forces. Economic, educational, health, transport […]
The sophistication and elegance in a cup of fine tea is unequalled by any other beverage. That uniqueness is founded on the sense of place that teas grown in different areas acquire. And amongst teas, none is more sophisticated that the rare and spectacular teas in our Ultimate Estate collection; the most recent amongst those […]
The irony about the Iced Tea trend – fuelled as it is by generations Y and X and their desire for naturally healthy products – is that most Iced Tea aren’t either natural or healthy. If convenience is what you are after, then go for it, but if it is a soft drink substitute that […]
Having marvelled at the ingenuity of ‘teamen’ who proclaim their disdain for certain grades of tea, little realising that the grade – which refers to the size of the leaf and therefore to the strength and character of the brew – is not a measure of quality, I felt a little clarity may be helpful […]
We can only watch with amusement the proliferation of tea ‘inspired’ cosmetics, beverages and foods. But this has to take the cake. IFF is a respected company, but their reference to ‘authenticity’, the ’emotion’ that people have in their affinity to tea and the ‘all natural halo’ of tea whilst at the same time announcing […]
In an earlier post I referred to terroir, the sense of place or the individual personality of fine tea. This month we will offer as a part of the VSRT (Very Special Rare Tea) collection, a tea that epitomizes that individuality. Rilagala – a Sinhala name which means ‘Monkey Rock’ – gained its name from […]
Founder Merrill J. Fernando and his sons Dilhan and Malik ensure every pack of Dilmah reaches you fresh and full of flavor. As Merrill says, "my family cares for your tea, from the tea nursery right to your teacup."