What’s really in your teacup? If you are someone who wants to know that what you consume not only tastes good but is also produced by an ethical company that cares, then look no further!
At a recent tea tasting seminar hosted by Le Meridien and Dilmah Tea, guests gained a greater appreciation for the different varieties, qualities and processing methods of tea that influence freshness, flavor and fair trade!
Family owned and operated for 57 years, Dilmah Tea has set the bar very high for the tea industry. Their standards of excellence overarch every aspect of the business - from how the tea is grown, harvested and processed to the sustainable business and environmental practices that benefit the workers, community, consumers and the planet!
From farming and processing, to packaging and shipping, these 100% Ceylon Teas are handled with the utmost care to ensure the finest taste in every cup. Perhaps more impressive though is that the workers, the community and the land are also cared for with respect and love. At Dilmah the workers are provided with free accommodation, including all utilities, schools and medical care. For workers of children who do well and wish to carry on with their education, grants are often provided.
|Brewed to perfection every time! Water at 98 C, steeping timed to the exact minute and served in a double wall glass.|
We also learned that just as food and wine should be paired correctly for optimum taste, so should tea. Lighter teas such as Pure Green or Jasmine Green tea are served best with fish, sushi or salads. The strong flavor of a black tea like Lapsong Suchong or Earl Grey would nicely accompany curries or meatier dishes while Morrocan Mint or Italian Almond are the perfect compliment to chocolate desserts.
|Light white cake with fresh fruit and cream or chocolate mousse paired with Morrocan Mint!|