There is a special reason why Ceylon Tea came to be known as the best tea; in our little island of around 25,000 square miles, nature has blessed us with mountains over 6,000 feet high with a cool and moist climate, to lowlands with hot sunshine and only occasional rainfall. And then there is everything in […]
Passion. The word conjures up a myriad of images but the relevance of passion that ranks as most significant in our world in 2008, has to be that of ‘dedication’. The concepts of ‘specialization’, ‘a job for life’ and ‘devotion’ to a mission’ are mostly obsolete today, replaced by gross commercialism in every aspect of […]
In my post on Fairtrade – the brand – there was a response to the Organisation’s criticism of Dilmah. You can find it here. In this case, and countless others previously, we as producer are being critcised by Fairtrade for not being, Fairtrade. Their reference is to their system of certification of course and not to […]
The art in tea starts here, with the tender shoots at the extremes of the evergreen shrub, Camellia Sinensis. Flavour and natural antioxidants are concentrated in the two leaves and bud; harvesting it is art because the men and women that pick these need to ensure they pinch off the bush only the two leaves and […]
There is no place more picturesque or more naturally calming than the tea country of Sri Lanka. In many parts of the central highlands of Sri Lanka where tea carpets the hills and mountains with its lush greenery, the views from every side are stunning. This is just one of those, taken from the Primary […]
In spite of the approaching rains and heavy clouds, this view across Mattakelle Estate in Talawakelle, captures the calm, and surreal beauty in tea. This aesthetic enjoyment can continue for good tea, brewed correctly, yields more. The appreciation of tea on the eye is just one of the three senses in which Real Tea can […]
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."