The Mixology Playoff in Indonesia was held for the 3rd consecutive time from the 21st to 22nd November 2016 in Surabaya - second largest city in Indonesia and gate to eastern part of Indonesia - with its mass of rapidly increasing cocktail connoisseurs. The Dilmah Tea Mixology Playoff challenged mixologists from Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Bali to produce sophisticated tea inspired cocktails and mocktails. Judges Robert Schinkel, Dutch Mixologist and award winning Dilmah Tea Sommelier and Ida Bagus Agung Bawartha (Winner of Dilmah Tea Mixology PlayOFF 2014) looked at the respect for tea in terms of character, texture and flavours, in each of the competing drinks. 

Tea is one of the most versatile beverages in the world. It is Dilmah's belief that this exceptional versatility found in tea makes it a perfect ingredient that fits in seamlessly within the realms of mixology. From malt whiskeys to sparkling wines there is a tea that matches every single drink in the book. If you think tea is just about stirring a dainty pot then it's time you discovered the mind-blowing world of tea mixology at close quarters.  Dilmah's spirit of innovation has seen tea move from just a quiet morning cuppa to the highest echelons of the vibrant mixology culture. Dilmah works with a host of internationally acclaimed star mixologists from all over the world to share and spread their vision and passion for tea mixology through programmes like 'The Mixologists & the Teamaker' and the unique Dilmah School of Tea and Dilmah Real High Tea. 29 mixologists from the top 25 bars participated in this event displaying a sensational show of skill & flair. The participants were expected to make 3 different mixes (Cocktail, Mocktail & Hot tea) highlighting their creativity, understanding of ingredients with special emphasis placed on tea, showmanship, technique and time management.

The ultimate winners of the 3rd Dilmah Tea Mixology Playoff 2016, Andi Yoga Wira Utama from J. W. Marriott - Surabaya will get that rare opportunity to learn about tea from the masters of the game at the Dilmah School of Tea. This will be a part of the 6-day visit to Sri Lanka awarded to them as the reward. Those who claim 2nd and 3rd prizes will receive Medal & Certificate.

The participants and the winners from various hotels in Indonesia are as below.



MEDAL/Merritt Certificate

Jw Marrriott Surabaya

Andi Yoga Wira Utama


Sofitel Luxury Hotels Bali Nusa Dua Beach

I Wayan Juniantara


Rimba Jimbaran Bali by Ayana

Wisnu Suryadinata


Shangri-la Hotel Surabaya

Ari Yulianto


Hotel Majapahit Surabaya

Bayu Suryo Prayoyo


De & Oak Cafe, Resto, Bakery

Indra Fajar Gunawan


The Biliton

Adi Kurniawan


Royal Ambarrukmo Yogyakarta

Bangkit Seto Umboro


Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta

Mochamad Lutfi


Sheraton Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel

Bagus Maulana


Ayana Resort and Spa Bali

I Wayan Wira Susana


Hops Kitchen & Bar

Vivit Tandra Kusuma


Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

Antonius Dwi Agusta Beda Deran


Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran

I Komang Alit Wiguna


Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers

Pandu Cahyono Aji


The Alana Surabaya

Muhammad Budi Santosa


Four Points By Sheraton Surabaya

Aroo Sienatra Wirmansia


The Socialite

Faizal Yudha Eka Pratama

Merritt Certificate

Carnivor Steak & Grill

Zeto Tri Juliawan

Merritt Certificate

Bumi Surabaya City Resort


Merritt Certificate

Eclectictoo Beer and Wine

Tri Waluyo

Merritt Certificate

Artotel Surabaya

Biru Ryan Ramadhani Putra GK

Merritt Certificate

Centrume Brauhaus

Rezky Hendrico Situmorang

Merritt Certificate

Rui Lounge and Bar

Yan Pandu Iswara

Merritt Certificate

The Laguna - A Luxury Collection Resort and Spa Nusa Dua Bali

Putu Putra Jaya

Merritt Certificate

Black Canyon Coffee Bali


Merritt Certificate

Agenda Resto and Vibes Yogyakarta

Arie Prabowo

Merritt Certificate

Hotel Pullman Jakarta Indonesia Thamrin CBD

Miza Ardhi Prastyo

Merritt Certificate

Four Points By Sheraton Bali, Kuta

I Kadek Widiarta

Merritt Certificate

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