Located within the Egypt Court at the Ibn Battuta Mall, the t-lounge will offer artisanal teas served hot, chilled, sparkling or pulled & paired with crepes, ice creams & more.Dubai, UAE, January 17th, 2017: Family tea company Dilmah, whose founder Merrill J. Fernando transformed the tea industry with tea picked, perfected and packed at source, launched its exclusive t-Lounge conceptin Dubai today. The t-Loungeby Dilmah in Ibn Battuta Mall, deliciously expresses the ethical Teamaker's commitment to tea that is handpicked and made in the traditional, artisanal way in an eclectic selection of Dilmah’s t-Series designer gourmet teas.The Dilmah t-Lounge was first conceptualized in 2003 and the first ever outlet opened in in Colombo.Mr.Ajay Sethi, Chairman of Channel 2 Group Corporation and former Pakistan cricket team captain, Mr.Rameez Raja are the local partners for this new venture. Dilmah currentlysupplies its its teas to premium hospitality and retail customersincluding Emirates Airline. The brand has a presence in over 100 countries, and now aims to present its very special handmade teasto UAE's tea enthusiasts who consume close to 19000 kilograms of tea every day.

Merrill J. Fernando was in his twenties when in the 1950s, he devoted his life to tea. Four decades later he was joined by his two sons, Dilhan and Malik (after whom he named his Dilmah Tea) who share his passion. Today, more than sixty years on, Merrill and his sons - the Fernando family - have unique passion and expertise in tea. Having their own tea gardens, printing, and packaging facilities the 'Dilmah Family' grows, packs and offer consumers around the world only the finest, direct from origin. Their love for tea clearly transcends generations for Dilhan and Malik's sons and daughters are learning tea, preparing for a time when they assume responsibility for the covenant that their grandfather made, when in the 1950s he declared that he would devote his life to bringing quality back to tea, ethically.

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