Tea & the problems of mankind

Merrill J. Fernando, Founder of Dilmah Tea, tasting his Watte, Single Region Tea

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 of the goodness that is to follow. I have dedicated nearly 60 years of my life to providing that cup of tea: not only to solve problems but to add sunshine to your day, with the first sip of Dilmah.

Merrill J. Fernando
Founder of Dilmah Tea


Dilhan is the younger son of Dilmah Tea Founder Merrill J. Fernando. Together with brother Malik, Dilhan has taken on the passionate commitment of his father, for tea, ethics in business and the concept of business as a matter of human service.