Dilmah Seven Star Tea


Food : Main Courses



  • 900g bread flour
  • 100g whole rye flour
  • 15g salt
  • 30g fresh yeast
  • 850ml water

Dashi Jelly

  • 250ml water
  • 30g Kombu
  • 10g katsuboshi
  • 20ml light soy sauce
  • 9g gelatin

Horseradish / Soy “Yolk”

  • 250ml water
  • 70ml light soy sauce
  • 50ml olive oil
  • 5g horseradish paste
  • 1g Xanthan gum
  • 3.3g calcium lactate


  • 100g best quality sashimi grade tuna
  • Fresh lemon zest
  • Red Sorrel/Bull’s Blood micro herbs
  • Chilli strands


  • Preheat oven to 250°C or highest temperature possible.
  • Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment.
  • Once the mixture comes together beat on high speed for about 7-10 minutes until the dough has developed.
  • Place in an oiled bowl and leave to bulk ferment for 2-3 hours.
  • Turn the dough out onto a well floured bench and cut in desired shape.
  • Carefully transfer to a baking tray and bake for 16-20 minutes or until a hollow sound is made when you knock the base of the loaf.
  • Once cool, slice thinly and cut circles out with a ring cutter.
  • Place slices on a baguette tray to achieve a bend.

Dashi Jelly

  • Bring all ingredients except for gelatin to a simmer.
  • Leave to steep and strain.
  • Dissolve soaked gelatin then set at 1cm thickness. Cut into 1cm cubes.

Horseradish / Soy “Yolk”

  • Emulsify all ingredients with a stick blender then dispense into 1cm diameter half-spherical moulds.
  • Freeze and immerse in a sodium alginate bath (500 water, 2.5g calcium lactate) for 2 minutes.


  • Dice tuna and season with fresh lemon zest.
  • Toss with Dashi jelly cubes and press into small 3cm diameter foil moulds lined with cling-film. Press and leave in fridge to set.
  • Turn out onto toasted curl and place yolk on top.
  • Garnish with Bull’s Blood or Red Sorrel micro herbs and chilli strands.


  • This dish also pairs well with Dilmah Yata Watte Single Region Tea and Dilmah Earl Grey Tea.

The range of Dilmah Tea used

  • Dilmah Watte Boutique Tea
  • Dilmah Fun Tea Selection

The variety of Dilmah Tea used in the recipe

  • Earl Grey

Created by : Sean D’Almada-Remedios