Tea pioneer presents tea with style at the first Dilmah t-lounge in Dubai , the t-lounge offers artisanal teas served hot, chilled, sparkling or pulled & paired with crepes, ice creams & more
Family tea company Dilmah, whose founder Merrill J. Fernando transformed the tea industry with tea picked, perfected and packed at source, launched its exclusive t-Lounge concept in Dubai. The t-Lounge by Dilmah in Ibn Battuta Mall, deliciously expresses the ethical Teamaker’s commitment to tea that is handpicked and made in the traditional, artisanal way in an eclectic selection of Dilmah’s t-Series designer gourmet teas. The Dilmah t-Lounge was first conceptualized in 2003 and the first ever outlet opened in in Colombo. Mr.Ajay Sethi, Chairman of Channel 2 Group Corporation and former Pakistan cricket team captain, Mr.Rameez Raja are the local partners for this new venture. Dilmah currently supplies its its teas to premium hospitality and retail customers including Emirates Airline. The brand has a presence in over 100 countries, and now aims to present its very special handmade teas to UAE’s tea enthusiasts who consume close to 19000 kilograms of tea every day.
Dilmah’s local partner, Mr.Ajay Sethi is a Dubai-based NRI businessman and Chairman of Channel 2 Group stated that, Mr.Sethi, started his entrepreneurial journey in 1985 by setting up his first business venture Exim Trade Ltd in Nairobi, travelled the length and breadth of the globe to reach the pinnacle of success. Together, his businesses are estimated to be worth $130 million. The other local partner for Dilmah in UAE is Mr.Rameez Raja, the stylish opening batsman and former Pakistan skipper.
I must not miss out the interiors which boasted only teas on its walls with writings, LED Screen playings and contaiers stuck beautifully on the walls. The moment you enter it will be like ”Why not have acup of Tea”?.
This place is known for the perfect Tea’s handpicked and done with love, I was lucky enough to taste some of the finest ones and my list goes in a refreshing way though.
White Lychee No.1 Hand Rolled Tea, prepared with White Lychee is hand made from the Tea Buds and tied into alarge ‘pearl’ which unfurts when infused.The enjoyment of this very special tea requires the observation of the pearl unfurling, one bud a t a time, transforming in to a flower bud. One of the delicacies you have to put your taste buds on.
White Tea, Ceylon Silver Tips White Tea. The tender buds of the tea plant are handpicked at dawn, carefully carried in a silk pouch. The pale liquor is surpassingly light and delicate. The beauty of the infused buds adds to the pleasure of this unique brew. It was CHEERS while having, non alcoholic Champagne in the form of tea, this could only be possible with Dilmah.
My favorite was the Orange infused Earl Grey, it was the most relishing and refreshing treat to oneself. This will be on my top list the next time I visit TLounge.
I was lucky enough to get an invite at the launch and with this we were served small canapes and to name a few my personal hits were the pastries and cakes and also cannot miss the Spicy Chicken.
Thank You Dilmah for these delicious treat to pamper myself!!!
About Dilmah Tea:
Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah, founded by Merrill J. Fernando, today the world’s most experienced tea maker, has championed quality, authenticity and variety in tea. Dilmah pioneered the concept of Single Origin Tea in 1988 when the family company went against industry trends to declare its commitment to authenticity. Garden fresh, unblended tea is a hallmark of Dilmah and offers a unique taste of unblended Ceylon tea packed at source – where it is grown. Our range includes traditional Specialty Gourmet and Premium Tea, Herbal Infusions, pure Green Tea and Fun Flavored Teas, Spiced Chais, Organic Tea, the Dilmah Exceptional range with its contemporary selection of teas, our boutique Watte and t-Series teas, the exclusive Tea maker’s Private Reserve teas and the latest Dilmah 25thAnniversary Silver Jubilee Gourmet range and the vibrant and exciting Vivid tea selection.
Dilmah takes the lead in bringing innovation to a global tea category that has suffered decline as a result of commoditization. Signature events such as the Chefs & the Tea maker and Real High Tea are innovations that seek to educate and inspire hospitality professionals to offer their guests a completely new tea experience. The events foster greater respect for this healthy, natural and versatile beverage. The Dilmah School of Tea seeks to inspire passion in tea through knowledge of the artisanal aspects of tea amongst hospitality professionals, tea aficionados and consumers. The emphasis is on the importance of Real Tea and the versatility of this natural herb in Tea Gastronomy, food pairing and Tea Mixology.
Dilmah is Ethical Tea, in that all packaging profits are retained in Sri Lanka and fund the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation.