As a prelude to the grand finale of the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge in Sri Lanka this July, Dilmah has launched the international online competition 'Tea Inspired me', a challenge that encourages tea aficionados around the world to share their favourite tea moments in photography, video, audio or in written form under five different themes. The Global winner of the competition will receive a 10 day, all expense paid trip to Sri Lanka, to witness the grand finale of the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge.

All tea-inspired entries must centre on the five themes - Tea and friendship, Tea and Memory, Tea Me and Grandma, Tea Kids and Tea and Ethics. It is a free online competition where one participant can make any number of submissions as they like. All entries must be the original work of the participant and they must be submitted to The competition takes place from 20th May- 20th June 2015.

Tea Inspired Me is conducted on two levels; global and country wise. The country wise competition is held in 16 countries and each national winner will receive a weekend package for two at an exclusive 5 star hotel and exclusive Dilmah gift packs.

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About Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge
The Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge which started back in 2007 in partnership with the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) has travelled across the world with the participation of some of the finest hospitality venues in the world, in search of that quintessential Afternoon tea for the 21st Century. Open to culinary professionals, the Challenge allows masters of the culinary trade test their metal in the Toughest Tea Challenge in the World, with national winners from around the world travelling to Sri Lanka in July to participate in the Global Real High Tea Challenge to determine the Global Real Tea Champion.

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About Dilmah Tea
Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah, founded by Merrill J. Fernando, today the world's most experienced teamaker, has championed quality, authenticity and variety in tea. Dilmah pioneered the concept of Single Origin Tea in 1988 when the family company went against industry trends to declare its commitment to authenticity. Garden fresh, unblended tea is a hallmark of Dilmah and offers a unique taste of unblended Ceylon tea packed at source - where it is grown.
Our range includes traditional Speciality Gourmet and Premium Tea, Herbal Infusions, pure Green Tea and Fun flavoured Teas, Spiced Chais, Organic Tea, the Dilmah Exceptional range with its contemporary selection of teas, our boutique Watte and t-Series teas, the exclusive Teamaker's Private Reserve teas and the latest Dilmah 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Gourmet range and the vibrant and exciting Vivid tea selection.

Dilmah takes the lead in bringing innovation to a global tea category that has suffered decline as a result of commoditisation. Signature events such as the Chefs & the Teamaker and Real High Tea are innovations that seek to educate and inspire hospitality professionals to offer their guests a completely new tea experience. The events foster greater respect for this healthy, natural and versatile beverage.

The Dilmah School of Tea seeks to inspire passion in tea through knowledge of the artisanal aspects of tea amongst hospitality professionals, tea aficionados and consumers. The emphasis is on the importance of Real Tea and the versatility of this natural herb in Tea Gastronomy, food pairing and Tea Mixology.

Dilmah is Ethical Tea, in that all packaging profits are retained in Sri Lanka and fund the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. We believe that Business is a Matter of Human Service.

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