20th July 2016, saw the launch of one of a kind tea lounge by Dilmah in the heart of Khan Market. Located right opposite the Khan Market temple, on the first floor, this tea lounge is quiet a visual retreat. Absolutely loved the quirky interiors of this quaint lounge.Born in May 1930 in the tiny a village north of Negombo, Sri Lanka, to a family of modest means, Merrill J. Fernando migrated to Colombo, capital city of Sri Lanka. He was fortunate in being selected as one of the first Sri Lankans to learn tea tasting in London- the centre of the global tea trade was in Mincing Lane, in East London. Ceylon Tea was acknowledged the finest, yet her teas were mostly transferred to London for auction, a practice that persisted to an extent until the 1980s. The young tea taster saw the inequity in the industry, with tea - a finished product - being sold as raw material and therefore disproportionately benefiting traders in developed countries.

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