September 11, 2013, Kuwait City, Kuwait- The t-Lounge concept, which offers consumers a designer tea experience, pioneered by Dilmah will debut in Kuwait, with the opening of a t-Lounge by Dilmah at The Avenues - Phase III. This will be officially launched on September 18, 2013 at the most exclusive lifestyle and shopping venue in Kuwait, jointly by Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando and Dilmah's Global Partner in Kuwait Musaed Al-Hajery, the Chief Executive Officer of Mohammad Naser Al-Hajery & Sons Ltd.

The t-Lounge by Dilmah at The Avenues offers an eclectic collection of exceptional teas, and gives guests an opportunity to indulge in teas that complement their mood, taste and self-image. The t-Lounge offers tea aficionados an opportunity to indulge in the t-Series, a collection of designer gourmet teas that celebrate the individuality and taste of tea from estates around the world known only for their excellence. Whether taken hot or iced, these teas are designed to help people relax, invigorate and enhance life. The t-Lounge also offers Gift Tea options, giving guests the choice of presenting a gift of tea in various combinations designed to offer an entire tea experience. Currently, there are Dilmah t-Lounges, t-Houses and t-Bars in operation in several global destinations, including in Poland, Belarus, Australia, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka, all offering a quiet and relaxing environment with a variety of cocktails, mocktails, hot teas as well as tea-inspired gourmet snacks, cakes and desserts.

The events scheduled for the opening include a special tea appreciation presented by the Dilmah Founder's son Dilhan C. Fernando and a Tea Mixology session featuring Dilmah Tea Sommelier Robert Schinkel. Also featured is the serving of the Opata Estate Silver Jubilee Oolong, a tea that falls into the VSRT - very special rare tea category, made specially to celebrate the 25th anniversary since the founding of Dilmah by Merrill J. Fernando, the world's most experienced Teamaker. This stately Ceylon Oolong Tea is made exclusively using the buds of the tea plant - Camellia sinensis - by a unique, artisanal method and produces a bright, refined brew with a lingering and lightly sweet finish.
Tea like never before!
To coincide with the launch of the first t-Lounge in Kuwait, a special Tea Mixology Session featuring Dilmah Tea Sommelier Robert Schinkel will be held on September 19 at the t-Lounge catering to members of the hospitality industry. The session is aimed at showcasing the infinite variety in tea and the possibilities available in the hospitality sector to explore this diversity.
Dilmah Tea Mixology innovations are a pioneering effort to celebrate the amazing variety offered by this noble herb with a 5,000 year old history. The Mixologists and the Teamaker programme combine the unmatchable expertise of Merrill J. Fernando, the world's most experienced teamaker with those of star sommeliers and bartenders across the world. In 2013, this event drew in the cr

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