t-Series Designer Tea

A Collection of teas individually selected by Merrill J. Fernando, Founder of Dilmah with the objective of celebrating the variety, the individuality, and the spectrum of taste and aroma that only teamakers know and relish. t is a Teamaker’s Private Reserve, for it brings you some very special teas, limited in availability, some rare and all representing the finest teas in the world. This is no ordinary tea, each tea is special, distinctive and different.

In every field there are levels of accomplishment, ranging from the ordinary, through good, better, specialist and culminating in a passionate expression of the subject as art. In wine, the difference between ordinary and art is manifest in the difference between a basic table wine and a 1970 Chateau Petrus. In tea, it is the Dilmah t-Series, Designer Gourmet Teas.

The personality of a fine tea can be experienced on the eye, on the nose and only then on the palate. When savouring genuinely special tea, these three senses must unite, for teas like Dilmah t are rare and very special, requiring the evaluation of appearance of their leaf, both dry and infused, the aroma and only then the taste. That will reveal their individuality.

Appreciation of fine tea begins with the eye; each tea is remarkably different in leaf appearance. When brewed - the honey coloured infusion of a high grown Ceylon Pekoe, the delicate jade liquor imparted by Sencha, or the rich burgundy of a mid-elevation Ceylon BOP, differ vastly, as do their colour, character and taste. The colour of the infused tea reflects its taste and strength; its brightness is a clue to its quality. Also observe in a light tea the rim of the cup, where the cup embraces the tea - a ring of brilliance where there is a subtle and gradual change in colour from the centre of the cup.

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