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Dilmah Tea — Review

on December 13th, 2013
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Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong

Reviewed by Julia Mason

Sri Lanka’s only vertically integrated tea company, Dilmah owns some of the best Ceylon tea estates. Instead of blending teas from various regions, this family-owned company is committed to producing single-origin tea using traditional methods. All of their teas are made using the “orthodox” style – a production process that begins with handpicking the leaves and ends with oxidization and firing.

If you’re in the mood to treat yourself, opt for their Teamaker’s Private Reserve, a diverse collection of rare gourmet teas. We recommend the Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong, a single-estate tea grown in the Ratnapure region. After being fermented, the dark brown tea leaves are smoked over cinnamon wood for three days. A connoisseur’s delight, it has a strong, multi-dimensional smokiness and a hint of spicy sweetness.

Need another reason to buy Dilmah? Through their MJF Charitable Foundation, they donate a minimum of 10% of all global revenue toward helping the underprivileged in Sri Lanka.

For more information on Dilmah Tea visit, www.dilmah.tea

To place a special order with the Teamakers Private Reserve, visit


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