Tea and conspiracy have made strange but regular bedfellows, from the Opium Wars and the tea fuelled socialist revolutions to the Tea Tape Scandal in New Zealand last month. There is a tea conspiracy brewing though that is perhaps more sinister than ever before.
An advertisement in an inflight magazine on a trans Atlantic flight exclaims, ‘Experience the greatness of our new tea lattes’. Beneath, the advertiser earnestly underlines its claim, ‘ Yes, we did say greatness.’ And then it shows a photograph of a cup – nice, off white on green, probably porcelain – filled with a foamy, […]
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 […]
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."