He dreamt about it for a long time. His resolve was enviable. At 55, almost 30 years from the time he first grew passionate about teas, Merril J Fernando introduced Dilmah teas that cocoons the essence of Sri Lanka,s finest. More recently, at 86, he gave an impetus to his entrepreneurial spirit by launching Dilmah t Lounge in Khan Market. It brings you a delicious array of tea, tea-based beverages and tea-inspired foods. Through it all, Fernando hopes to bring back integrity to tea. The tea of the month is the Original Earl Grey, an iconic brew that combines tea with the flavour of bergamot. "It's a distinctive tea with a steady personality. You must try it because I am sure you,ll like it," says the owner. That's 66 years of experience speaking.

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