Welcome to a new world of tea. We are a family tea company, founded on a passion and lifetime devoted to tea. Together with my sons Malik and Dilhan we share our love for tea with tea aficionados around the world.
In the 1950s I set out to offer tea drinkers the finest tea on earth whilst ensuring a genuinely ethical brand.
It took me nearly four decades to fulfil my mission, but in 1988 I launched my family tea - Dilmah - the first producer owned tea brand in the world, handpicked, perfected and packed at source and shipped within days to tea drinkers around the world. This ensures that Dilmah tea is the freshest, brimming with antioxidants.About Us
Dilmah is founded on a unique philosophy of making business a matter of human service. We believe in giving back to the community and the MJF Charitable Foundation is founded on this basis. We also believe that the environment is an inextricable part of our lives and Dilmah Conservation encourages the harmonious coexistence of man and nature with a core commitment to sustainability.
Return to real tea with Dilmah. Do try it!Dilmah Story
Dilmah is not just another brand of tea.
Dilmah is unique; a brand that is founded on a passionate commitment to quality and authenticity in tea, it is also a part of a philosophy that goes beyond commerce in seeing business as a matter of human service.
Tea is Nature’s gift to mankind.
A beverage that heals, protects and refreshes, it is also infinite in variety, changing Subtlely with the natural alchemy of sunshine, soils, wind, rain and temperature. That beautiful variety in tea is as much a challenge as a deliciously indulgent reward for whilst nature gives us a tea to suit every mood, and desire, she demands expertise in understanding and selecting the finest.Ceylon Tea
The alchemy of land, sun and rain in the Paradise Island of Ceylon, as it was known 40 years ago, presents the ideal climatic conditions for cultivation of tea. Ceylon now known as Sri Lanka brings a new dimension to tea by producing variations in taste, quality, character and appearance, largely based on terroir of the region.
Ceylon tea with its distinct taste and character has now became every consumer's favourite cuppa. Tea originated in China, as legend has it, 5,000 years ago with Chinese emperor Shen Nung claiming the health benefits of tea in 2737 BC. However it was Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) that made tea famous in the 19th and 20th Centuries.Buy Online
Dilmah is a collection of teas that is the result of a lifetime devoted to tea.
Tea is a noble herb that demands expertise. I have dedicated 60 years to perfecting that art. Each of the teas we offer in our Real Tea Boutique provides a different experience; all offer the finest in quality.