Fight commoditisation, reintroduce quality and authenticity to tea, Dilhan demonstrating the luxury tea experience
Dilmah CEO Dilhan C. Fernando and wife Serena Fernando with
the invitees at opening of the t-Lounge
Dilmah mixologist at work
Accor MAF Hotels GM – Cluster Nishan Silva welcoming the guests
Guests trying their artistic talents painting the iconic ‘t’ logo, a special feature at all t-Lounge openings globally
- A multinational union: The world’s finest Ceylon tea experiences in gastronomy and mixology meet 5-star luxury in a partnership that seeks to elevate tea experiences beyond a cuppa in Dubai
Sharing the flavours of Sri Lanka, combined with Ceylon tea in a carefully crafted tea inspired menu, the t-Lounge
|Welcoming the guests with a Dilmah Silver Tips Champagne
by Dilmah is centrally located at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre. To celebrate the launch of the t-Lounge by Dilmah, Pullman hosted VIPs and media with a live art session while presenting a curated 21st century high tea.
The menu for the launch featured an array of multiculturally inspired fusion cuisine ensemble featuring cold sandwiches and canapés, some finger-licking pass-around hot food that roped in a bit of the Far East, and a dessert station that offered everything from cakes to curds, tarts and mousses. However, the highlight of the menu was undoubtedly the selection of tea-infused scones that were expertly paired with some of Dilmah’s signature hot and iced teas, prepared to order at their respective tea stations signified by the coming together of a global union of chefs and mixologists from all corners of the world bringing their own touch to the event.
The event was graced by VIPs including, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Malraj de Silva, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Dubai and Northern Emirates Nalinda Wijerathna, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company CEO Dilhan C. Fernando, Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Management, Accor Hotels Cluster General Manager Nishan Silva, and Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre Hotel Manager Ghaith Dalati.
Speaking at the launch, Dilmah CEO Dilhan C. Fernando said: “Fine tea has the ability to elevate food in a way that no other beverage can, and we are happy to add to the culture of fine teas in the region with the t-Lounge by Dilmah at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre.”
“There is a tea for every occasion, every mood, and the Dilmah t-Lounge has a selection of teas renowned for their quality all over the world. The collection available at the t-Lounges across the globe include a variety of designer gourmet teas, such as Ceylon Silver Tips and Seasonal Flush, which are very special, rare teas. The t-Lounge Seasonal Flush is a tea that is so uncommon that it is only grown twice a year due to a seasonal phenomenon,” he added.
Dilmah, as a tea company, fulfills its promise of ensuring “business as a matter of human service” with a minimum 15% of its pretax profit funding humanitarian and environmental initiatives, while upholding its experiences’ integrity, ethics, and authenticity in all aspects.
From its humble beginnings, Dilmah grew on what the brand offers, purity of origin, freshness, and ethics, fueled by innovation. Titled Sri Lanka’s ‘Most Globally Outreached Brand’ for 19/20, the Dilmah family has applied its unique passion for tea, in developing revolutionary tea inspired concepts, from its global tea culinary and mixology contests, to the Worldchefs accredited Dilmah School of Tea, and experiential tea lounges from Oceania to the Middle East.