Prior to gaining its independence in 1972, Sri Lanka was known by the name Ceylon. Ceylon Tea carries a heritage and success story like no other, beginning over two hundred years ago, when the commercial cultivation of tea commenced in Sri Lanka.
Ceylon Tea gained in popularity throughout the world for its signature taste and aroma, a delicious tea often characterised as refreshing, with a bright, rich flavour. The word ‘Ceylon’ is now nearly synonymous with the word ‘tea.’
The method by which the Dilmah’s Ceylon tea leaves are processed, together with terroir of the Dilmah tea gardens and the generations of knowledge of expert tea growers, imparts the unique flavors that set it apart from other teas. Today, Dilmah Tea is enjoyed at exclusive locations all over the world.
Dilmah Ceylon Iced Tea range is made from only the finest, single-origin Ceylon Tea, brewed from leaves nurtured by rich soils, sunshine and rainfall in the hills of central Sri Lanka. Each leaf is handpicked, one-by one, for delicious healthy enjoyment.
The freshly handpicked tea leaves are extracted and packed within hours, all at source in the beautiful tea gardens of Dilmah in Sri Lanka. This ensures that Dilmah Ceylon Iced Tea is rich in the same antioxidants and natural goodness that Dilmah drinkers know and love.
We protect the heritage of the centuries old tea industry, nurturing the artisanal style to offer genuinely authentic teas. Dilmah’s uncompromising dedication to quality and taste provides tea lovers with the ultimate tea drinking experience, promising pleasure with every sip.
A life devoted to tea and kindness.
Merrill J. Fernando founded Dilmah Tea in 1988.
With over 72 years of tea expertise, he has the distinction of being the most experienced teamaker in the world today. A family business based on the philosophy that business must also be a matter of human service, Dilmah is committed to going beyond commerce, putting kindness to people and nature at the heart of the brand.
The Dilmah family tea company has grown into an international brand that is enjoyed in over 100 countries. As a family business, Dilmah has a different perspective on tea. Unlike in a multinational or multi-product business, tea is the core of business.
Formed around Dilmah founder Merill J. Fernando’s sincere wish to make business a matter of human service, Dilmah Tea is founded on the philosophy of ‘Business as a Matter of Human Service’ which is strengthened by the pillars of Quality, Tradition, Our Customers, Ethics, Integrity and Sustainability.
Dilmah Conservation – Our Mission
Earnings from Dilmah Tea are shared with less privileged people and the environment, and Dilmah Conservation was established as an affirmation of this core commitment to environmental and social sustainability.
MJF Foundation – Our Vision
The MJF Foundation works with vulnerable communities & people providing information, inclusive opportunity, and sustainable resources to help uplift lives.
Sri Lanka, the home of Ceylon Tea, is an island located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern tip of India Its climate is tropical and hot, with temperatures in the 80s (Fahrenheit) most of the year.
Sri Lanka offers experiences that connect you with nature and wildlife, culture and heritage, and diverse communities. Dilmah Tea was founded on an enduring connection to the beautiful land and communities of Sri Lanka, and has pioneered a comprehensive commitment to minimizing its impact on the planet, fostering respect for the environment and ensuring its protection by encouraging a harmonious coexistence of man and nature.
If you want to see wildlife in its natural setting, then Sri Lanka is the perfect place. The Ceylon Tea Trails is an ideal starting point.
Surfers from across the world come to Weligama to catch the waves. The ideal spot during the summer season, and every now and then during the shoulder season, making this surf hotspot a favorite all year round.
The water level sinks low during the middle of the year, bringing out all forms of wildlife in the Yala National Park to quench their thirst from exposed lakes: the elusive leopard, mugger crocodile, and Asian elephant.
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