AUGUST 2017: Dilmah’s “Always Teatime” is more than a tea revolution… it’s a teatime revolution, which debuted in Sri Lanka on 28th and 29th July 2017 at the 17th edition of the Culinary Art Food Expo, an exhibition recognized by the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka affiliated to the World Association of Chefs’ Societies (WACS), which has a membership of 110 countries.
The Dilmah Always Teatime Challenge has tea at its core. It is a contemporary interpretation of tea designed to emphasize the perfect synergy that tea offers in the morning, afternoon and evening.
The selection of Dilmah teas and infusions offered for the challenge formed a palette with which 16 teams of bartenders and chefs, from star class Sri Lankan hotels, crafted tea inspired creations and pairings for the morning, afternoon and evening.
The contest was judged by Bernd Uber – Presiding Judge, Black Hat Chef and Legend of the Food Service Industry, John Clancy – Education Director of WorldChefs, and Dilhan C. Fernando – Tea Judge and son of Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando. The trio of judges also assessed the Always Teatime Challenge – Online, which launched globally in May of the same year. John Clancy, commenting on the concept, said that, “I think it’s a good omen for tea in the future and WorldChefs are delighted to be part of this.”
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