For centuries the world has valued tea more than any other herb. Of course there is coffee, but the bean only shares a faint glimmer of the brilliance in tea. Many will contest that statement, but the indisputable truth remains that tea is uniquely blessed with the influence of Nature across every sense, and therefore […]
Lenin wrote that ‘a lie told often enough becomes the truth.’ Generations of politicians before and after him have relied on this wisdom. Corporations have followed suit, and even tea has not been spared its vile influence. White Tea, is in many ways a most refined form of tea. Nurturing real white tea – such […]
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 […]
Here’s where it all starts, the two tender leaves and the bud. Picking tea by hand, as we do in Sri Lanka, ensures that we use just these two leaves and bud, not the third and fourth leaves which introduce coarse, undesirable characteristics to the tea. Antioxidants in tea are concentrated in the bud, making […]
Tea, in the late 1700s and early 1800s was surrounded by intrigue, conspiracy and even war, although not so now. Or so we thought until a few years ago, ‘white tea’ seemed to take on a new shine, for the major tea brands. Nothing ominous in that I hear you say, but what was ominous […]
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."