At a time when every politician and bureaucrat is more aware than ever of the plight of marginalized people in less developed countries and the need for fair trading relationships to ease the gulf that exists between rich and poor nations, there is little or nothing that is being done to address the human cost […]
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 […]
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 […]
The surreal beauty of white – whether in leaf, infused leaf or liquor form – is a rare pleasure that every tea aficionado must enjoy. I do not mean the commercially driven and inexpert interpretation of white tea, but the real thing. It seems strange to have to make this differentiation because white tea should […]
Decades ago it was smoke and mirrors that were used to create illusions. Today’s illusionists are a little more sophisticated – they use brands, certificates, and a lot of money – they have after all, much more to gain than J. N. Maskelyne or Harry Houdini. The illusion I talk of is a strange one; […]
For centuries, problems of mankind have been solved over a cup of tea. Whether they were problems between nations, between businesses, even in families between husbands & wives, tea has been the soothing balm that helped their solution. The simple act of pouring a cup of tea is, in itself, an ice-breaker, providing pleasurable anticipation […]
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."