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TEA MAKER'S PRIVATE RESERVE

The Teamaker’s Private Reserve is an eclectic collection of rare, fine teas celebrating the variety, the individuality and spectrum of taste and aroma that only teamakers know and relish. Each handpicked by Merrill J. Fernando, Founder of Dilmah they are chosen to present the indulgent pleasure in tea, bringing together some vary special teas, limited in availability, some rare and all representing the finest teas in the world.

Rilhena Estate Pekoe 1

The inky black, rolled Pekoe leaf, with shotty appearance evolves into a coppery, dark infusion when infused. The mahogany colour and thick aroma suggest a full bodied tea and indeed presents a surprisingly powerful, yet restrained tea with an earthy character that is typical of tea from the Ratnapura Region. This tea is rich in flavour with a touch of malt and hints of fig and stewed fruit.

The inky black, rolled Pekoe leaf, with shotty appearance evolves into a coppery, dark infusion when infused. The mahogany colour and thick aroma suggest a full bodied tea and indeed presents a surprisingly powerful, yet restrained tea with an earthy character that is typical of tea from the Ratnapura Region. This tea is rich in flavour with a touch of malt and hints of fig and stewed fruit.

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Rilhena Estate Ceylon Souchong

A powerful tea from our Rilhena Estate in the Ratnapura region, exhibiting twisted, dark brown leaf. When infused the tea evolves into a chocolate coloured infusion with a piquant and lightly smoky aroma. The amber liquor that is produced offers a robust and very unusual tea; smoked gently over the embers of Cinnamon wood for three days after fermentation, the tea has a pleasing smoky character with a hint of spicy, sweetness that is the result of the use of Ceylon Cinnamon in smoking the tea. A rare tea that ranks as an equivalent of a fine Islay Malt Whisky

A powerful tea from our Rilhena Estate in the Ratnapura region, exhibiting twisted, dark brown leaf. When infused the tea evolves into a chocolate coloured infusion with a piquant and lightly smoky aroma. The amber liquor that is produced offers a robust and very unusual tea; smoked gently over the embers of Cinnamon wood for three days after fermentation, the tea has a pleasing smoky character with a hint of spicy, sweetness that is the result of the use of Ceylon Cinnamon in smoking the tea. A rare tea that ranks as an equivalent of a fine Islay Malt Whisky

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Imboolpitiya Estate FBOP

Dark, ebony coloured Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe leaf with wiry, even appearance. When infused the leaf evolves into a coppery infusion tinged with olive and a herbal aroma. The liquor is bright and clean, with orange and burgundy hues promising a malty and medium bodied tea. This tea is unique in its appeal, being pungent and slightly malty whilst maintaining a refined and medium bodied personality. It has a powerful personality, enveloping the palate yet maintaining perfect finesse.

Dark, ebony coloured Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe leaf with wiry, even appearance. When infused the leaf evolves into a coppery infusion tinged with olive and a herbal aroma. The liquor is bright and clean, with orange and burgundy hues promising a malty and medium bodied tea. This tea is unique in its appeal, being pungent and slightly malty whilst maintaining a refined and medium bodied personality. It has a powerful personality, enveloping the palate yet maintaining perfect finesse.

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Darjeeling TGFOP

The most majestic amongst Indian Teas, Darjeeling Tea is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is composed of leaf that is light brown, flecked with olive green. When infused, the leaf evolves into an olive infusion with coppery brown hues and a beautiful aroma. The leaves yield a golden orange liquor that offers a bright yet mellow tea, with the characteristic muscatel note. A lingering floral finish complements the elegant and gentle tea and its unique personality.

The most majestic amongst Indian Teas, Darjeeling Tea is grown in the foothills of the Himalayas. It is composed of leaf that is light brown, flecked with olive green. When infused, the leaf evolves into an olive infusion with coppery brown hues and a beautiful aroma. The leaves yield a golden orange liquor that offers a bright yet mellow tea, with the characteristic muscatel note. A lingering floral finish complements the elegant and gentle tea and its unique personality.

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Dombagastalawa Estate BOP Special

An even, black leaf in a larger Broken Orange Pekoe style known as BOP Special. When infused the tea evolves into a dark, coppery brown infusion. A medium bodied tea with a noble personality enhanced by its natural brightness and rich character. A light malt note complements some thickness, to produce a tea with a bright and pleasing personality.

An even, black leaf in a larger Broken Orange Pekoe style known as BOP Special. When infused the tea evolves into a dark, coppery brown infusion. A medium bodied tea with a noble personality enhanced by its natural brightness and rich character. A light malt note complements some thickness, to produce a tea with a bright and pleasing personality.

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Lover’s Leap Estate Pekoe 1

Beautifully even leaf, with olive flecks, hinting at the high elevation at which this exceptional tea was grown. When brewed, the leaves unfurl and acquire jade green hues as they release their aroma and flavour. The result is a clear, amber liquor with highlights of gold and a delightfully elegant and refreshing character. A fresh, grassy note complements a light, bright and elegant tea. A gentle, yet energetic personality evolves into a complex of citrus, tropical fruit, and floral notes.

Beautifully even leaf, with olive flecks, hinting at the high elevation at which this exceptional tea was grown. When brewed, the leaves unfurl and acquire jade green hues as they release their aroma and flavour. The result is a clear, amber liquor with highlights of gold and a delightfully elegant and refreshing character. A fresh, grassy note complements a light, bright and elegant tea. A gentle, yet energetic personality evolves into a complex of citrus, tropical fruit, and floral notes.

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Somerset Estate BOP

An even Broken Orange Pekoe leaf from an estate that is known for its bright and bold Talawakelle teas. The dark brown leaf evolving into a bright coppery infusion confirms the fine heritage of this tea. The regal red liquor offers the brisk, bright and full bodied tea that the Dimbula Valley is famous for. Medium bodied with intensity, a formidable tea that is equal to the finest teas that this picturesque region has ever produced

An even Broken Orange Pekoe leaf from an estate that is known for its bright and bold Talawakelle teas. The dark brown leaf evolving into a bright coppery infusion confirms the fine heritage of this tea. The regal red liquor offers the brisk, bright and full bodied tea that the Dimbula Valley is famous for. Medium bodied with intensity, a formidable tea that is equal to the finest teas that this picturesque region has ever produced

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Mahagastotte Estate BOP

An even Western High Broken Orange Pekoe Tea with brownish appearance and flecks of olive hinting at the elevation at which this tea is grown. The leaf evolves into a light coppery infusion when brewed. Golden orange liquor with a pleasing fresh, citrus note, hinting at seasonal quality. Bright, medium strength and refreshingly elegant, a tea with a sprightly and regal personality.

An even Western High Broken Orange Pekoe Tea with brownish appearance and flecks of olive hinting at the elevation at which this tea is grown. The leaf evolves into a light coppery infusion when brewed. Golden orange liquor with a pleasing fresh, citrus note, hinting at seasonal quality. Bright, medium strength and refreshingly elegant, a tea with a sprightly and regal personality.

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Imboolpitiya Estate Silver tips

The artfully handpicked silvery bud of Camellia Sinensis with its soft, downy texture is supremely delicate. When infused the buds acquire a dark olive hue as they release their flavour. The flavour of real white tea is as prized as it is elusive. The tea demands care in its preparation. Silver Tips are handmade, and gently nurtured in developing its refined character, using only filtered sunlight. Once discovered it is a luxurious indulgence; lightly fruity with grape, honey and floral notes, this antioxidant rich tea is a rare and lovingly handcrafted tea experience.

The artfully handpicked silvery bud of Camellia Sinensis with its soft, downy texture is supremely delicate. When infused the buds acquire a dark olive hue as they release their flavour. The flavour of real white tea is as prized as it is elusive. The tea demands care in its preparation. Silver Tips are handmade, and gently nurtured in developing its refined character, using only filtered sunlight. Once discovered it is a luxurious indulgence; lightly fruity with grape, honey and floral notes, this antioxidant rich tea is a rare and lovingly handcrafted tea experience.

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Mango Scented Dombagastalawa Estate

Fused with a mellow Dombagastalawa Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, the alluring flavour and aroma of tropical mango produce a refined and delicious tea. The single estate tea partners with the fragrant and sweet flavour of Mango to produce a beautifully harmonious tea with clean, fruit and honey notes. A fragrant and luxurious tea.

Fused with a mellow Dombagastalawa Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, the alluring flavour and aroma of tropical mango produce a refined and delicious tea. The single estate tea partners with the fragrant and sweet flavour of Mango to produce a beautifully harmonious tea with clean, fruit and honey notes. A fragrant and luxurious tea.

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Single Estate Earl Grey

Crafted with a Nilagama Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, this tea is distinctive amongst Earl Grey Teas. The malty richness of the Single Estate tea harmoniously balances the lightly floral, citrus of Bergamot to produce a balanced and unique Earl Grey Tea. The infusion has a chocolate hue with the leaf unfurling to yield a bold and strong tea with a dark red appearance. A robust and distinctive Earl Grey Tea that is unique due to the combination of bergamot and a strong Ceylon Single Estate Tea.

Crafted with a Nilagama Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, this tea is distinctive amongst Earl Grey Teas. The malty richness of the Single Estate tea harmoniously balances the lightly floral, citrus of Bergamot to produce a balanced and unique Earl Grey Tea. The infusion has a chocolate hue with the leaf unfurling to yield a bold and strong tea with a dark red appearance. A robust and distinctive Earl Grey Tea that is unique due to the combination of bergamot and a strong Ceylon Single Estate Tea.

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Ceylon Artisanal Spice chai

An authentic Chai recipe that combines artisanal clove, ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass with a medium strength Ceylon Single Estate Tea produces a very unique all natural Chai. Pungent with the aroma and taste of fresh spice, the tea produces complex, spicy aromas and flavours; clove dominates, yielding then to ginger and cinnamon, finally presenting a hint of lemongrass. A deliciously full bodied and spicy Chai that leaves the palate invigorated and fresh.

An authentic Chai recipe that combines artisanal clove, ginger, cinnamon and lemongrass with a medium strength Ceylon Single Estate Tea produces a very unique all natural Chai. Pungent with the aroma and taste of fresh spice, the tea produces complex, spicy aromas and flavours; clove dominates, yielding then to ginger and cinnamon, finally presenting a hint of lemongrass. A deliciously full bodied and spicy Chai that leaves the palate invigorated and fresh.

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Ginger and Rose scented Dombagastalawa Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe

The beautifully even leaf develops a mahogany coloured liquor, with an unusually gentle yet rich aroma and flavour, reminiscent of Turkish Delight with a touch of spice. The rose maintains seductive balance with a mellow Dombagastalawa Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, with a finish that is luxurious and tinged with a throat warming Ginger flavour. The soft embrace of rose produces an indulgent and aromatic tea that is imbued with romance and adventure.

The beautifully even leaf develops a mahogany coloured liquor, with an unusually gentle yet rich aroma and flavour, reminiscent of Turkish Delight with a touch of spice. The rose maintains seductive balance with a mellow Dombagastalawa Estate Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe, with a finish that is luxurious and tinged with a throat warming Ginger flavour. The soft embrace of rose produces an indulgent and aromatic tea that is imbued with romance and adventure.

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Imperial China Natural Jasmine Green tea

A natural and ancient combination of fragrant Jasmine Flowers and Green Tea, the curled green leaf, with flecks of Jasmine petals and buds, presents a complex of hues from white to jade green. The combination evolves when brewed, into a pale infusion with hints of olive and a surpassingly clean, delicate character and a delightful floral aroma. The pale liquor produces a finely balanced, natural Jasmine Tea. The delicate harmony amongst the mild green tea and Jasmine is achieved through a traditional technique that requires the night blooming Jasmine flowers to be fused with tea in a painstaking process of adding and removing the flowers from the tea several times.

A natural and ancient combination of fragrant Jasmine Flowers and Green Tea, the curled green leaf, with flecks of Jasmine petals and buds, presents a complex of hues from white to jade green. The combination evolves when brewed, into a pale infusion with hints of olive and a surpassingly clean, delicate character and a delightful floral aroma. The pale liquor produces a finely balanced, natural Jasmine Tea. The delicate harmony amongst the mild green tea and Jasmine is achieved through a traditional technique that requires the night blooming Jasmine flowers to be fused with tea in a painstaking process of adding and removing the flowers from the tea several times.

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Kandy Gunpowder Green tea

Jade green leaf with shotty appearance which, when infused evolves into a green infusion with light brown hues and grassy aroma. The liquor presents a vibrant yellow aspect with a clean and deceptively light appearance. The brightness in this tea is extended by a piquancy that is a characteristic of Ceylon Green Teas. A citrus note lends a refreshing finish to its personality.

Jade green leaf with shotty appearance which, when infused evolves into a green infusion with light brown hues and grassy aroma. The liquor presents a vibrant yellow aspect with a clean and deceptively light appearance. The brightness in this tea is extended by a piquancy that is a characteristic of Ceylon Green Teas. A citrus note lends a refreshing finish to its personality.

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Chamomile Flowers

A refined and elegant infusion, especially delicate due to the use only of the flower of the Chamomile, without the stalk and other elements that can introduce coarseness. The delicate flowers acquire a dark yellow appearance when infused, producing a naturally caffeine free, pale yellow liquor. The liquor is fragrant and delicate with apple, fine herb and floral notes that fuse into a mild and sophisticated taste. Bright, clean and wonderfully calming.

A refined and elegant infusion, especially delicate due to the use only of the flower of the Chamomile, without the stalk and other elements that can introduce coarseness. The delicate flowers acquire a dark yellow appearance when infused, producing a naturally caffeine free, pale yellow liquor. The liquor is fragrant and delicate with apple, fine herb and floral notes that fuse into a mild and sophisticated taste. Bright, clean and wonderfully calming.

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