Ceylon tea has always had that distinguished taste about it

Ceylon tea has always had that distinguished taste about it. Many years ago we had the product; ***** **** tea – it was really delicious cup after cup. Then the brand ****** came on the market. This, if I remember correctly was grown in Tzaneen. This tea easily matched the fine blend of ***** ****. Unfortunately, both brands have vanished from the shelves in the Supermarkets, so the consumer is left with tea blends, which if not done professionally, is a disaster.

In the Taste magazine I found the sample pack from Dilmah. I was a little sceptical and put the insert aside for later proper reading of the contents. To my surprise there were the three sample packets: Ceylon Supreme Tea, Breakfast Tea and the Earl Grey Tea. My husband, James and I, are big tea drinkers, usually two cups at a time. He prefers loose tea; I have no objection to this, as I grew up with my mother using loose tea. I find tea bags easy for use during the day, my reason for not using leaf tea. I have to agree the loose tea does have a better flavour in comparison with the tea bags. We decided to really put Dilmah to the test, and saved the tea bags for our first tea of the day the next morning. James selected the Breakfast Tea. I decided on the Ceylon Supreme. As he rises before I do, when entering the kitchen I asked him, and so, what is the verdict. He was most impressed with his Breakfast Tea taste. I could see with the expression on his face he is all for it. He could not wait for my opinion. I made up the tea to the usual procedure, clean fresh cup and fresh boiled water and timed the brew for 3 minutes. Wow! And Wow again. It has been a long time since I tasted such flavourful tea. The aroma was absolutely divine; the colour after adding the milk was excellent. The taste was great.

Please convey our congratulations to Mr. Merrill J. Fernando and his team for this fine product. He is a business man after our own hearts, considering his employees in such a manner and we really wish all of them the very best and may the business grow from strength to strength. A business’ success can only be achieved from what is put into it. Thank you that we could share in your flavoursome brand.

Kind regards,

E & J B, South Africa
01st May 2010

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Founder's Message

Merill J. Fernando

Dilmah is a collection of teas that is the result of a lifetime devoted to tea. Tea is a noble herb that demands expertise. I have dedicated 60 years to perfecting that art. Each of the teas we offer in our Real Tea Boutique provides a different experience; all offer the finest in quality.


Merill J. Fernando

Merill J. Fernando
Founder of Dilmah Tea

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