Dilmah Podcast

Tea Inspired Conversations

Brews & Blues - A Special Episode in Celebration of World Jazz Day - 28 min

Tea is a brew for the senses but what does it have in common with Jazz? Get into the groove to find out in this 20-minute special episode inspired by questions asked at our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series.

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Tea Radio

Patrick Francis Hadow, the Ceylon coffee & tea planter who won ‘Wimbledon’ in 1878 - 7 Mins

Listen to the story of Patrick Francis Hadow, fondly known as Frank. Did you know that in 1878, a 23-year-old Frank Hadow, on leave from his plantation in Ceylon, competed in the 2nd Wimbledon Championship and secured the singles title by defeating Spencer Gore in the Challenge Round?

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Dilmah conservation

Why a forest is greater than its trees - 48 mins

Dilhan chats with Devaka Weerakoon Ph.D, Senior Professor of Zoology at Colombo University on why a forest is greater than its trees. The conversation is supported by images and examples from the eminent Professor Weerakoon’s experience in Sri Lanka on the value of forests for human welfare and survival and concludes with an exploration of what life would be without forests.

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Tea Inspired Conversations

What is the global standard for nature-based solutions? Find out in this podcast with Dr. Radhika Murti - 24 mins

In this Chat Over a Cuppa, Dilhan C. Fernando has an insightful discussion with IUCN Director of Global Ecosystem Management Programme, Dr. Radhika Murti. Listen in as Dr. Murti answers pressing issues such as how nature can help deliver solutions for water scarcity and mitigate the damaging impact of natural disasters.

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Why should a country change the culture of their governance to help more than its people? Listen to the latest episode of a Chat Over A Cuppa with Author Simon Anholt and Dilhan C. Fernando – 30 Mins

Join Author of The Good Country Equation and Founder of the Good Country Index, Simon Anholt, and Tea Grower & Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando in conversation about culture, the priority of education, government systems, social engineering, microscopic view VS telescopic view, and collaboration over competition for the sake of humanity. Listen to this powerful, thought-provoking podcast here.

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Tea and Wellness

Good Health & Immunity – Tea Inspired Lifestyle 23 mins

Studies have found that theanine and polyphenols found in tea can boost your immunity, while antioxidants in tea can help fight non-communicable diseases. Episode 02 from our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando and Dr. Tissa Amarakoon; author of Tea & Your Health, former Deputy Director Research at the Tea Research Institute of Sri Lanka and currently Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya discuss the goodness in your cuppa!

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Tea Radio

The Bruce Whitehouse Murder in 1949. 5 mins 40 secs

Tale of the ill-fated robbery by the feared underworld figure of the day, “Laathara Baas” and his gang, which resulted in the death of Bruce Whitehouse, Superintendent of Madampe Group, Rakwana in the Ratnapura district.

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The George Pope Murder in 1941. 7 mins 45 secs

The story of the murder of George Pope, the tough and strict disciplinarian Superintendent of Stellenberg Group, Uda Pussellawa. 

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Tea Inspired Conversations

Inspiration Through The Mjf Charitable Foundation: Daniel Franco

t-Radio teams up with Spanish Sous Chef, Daniel Franco, based at the Ritz Carlton in Koh Samui, Thailand. Daniel speaks admirably of the work the MJF Charitable Foundation carries out. 

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Tea Inspired Conversations

Gregory Powell’s Experience At The 70th School Of Tea

An avid enthusiast of all things wood apple and Latino music, Gregory Powell works at the elegant 5-star Gulf Hotel in Bahrain. Enjoying his time at the 70th Dilmah School of Tea, Greg comments that the knowledge sharing was exemplary, and the proceedings were carried out without a hitch.

Tune in to listen to Greg’s side of the story.

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Tea Thoughts From Down Under: Mark Blong

In this edition of VIP Chat over a Cuppa, we sit with Mark Blong from the sunshine coast of Australia.  Mark, a café owner and the Head of Culinary Operations at two hotels in Darling Harbor, holds a particular favoritism for the Rose with French Vanilla Tea.

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A Cuppa With John Clancy, WACS (UK) - 9 mins

t-Radio had the opportunity of speaking with the Education Director of the World Association of Chef’s Societies, John Clancy.

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Dilhan Fernando chats with Chef Rishi Naleendra & Manuela Toniolo (Australia) - 17 mins

Dilhan C. Fernando recently had a candid chat with Head Chef Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl, the first Sri Lankan to win a Michelin star and his wife Manuela Toniolo, who manages the restaurant.

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Tea Inspired Conversations

A Chat Over A Cuppa With Edwin Soon (Singapore) - 7 mins

t-Radio had to opportunity to meet Edwin Soon, a recognized and qualified oenologist contributing wine editor to various magazines such as Wine and Dine, Harper’s Bazaar and the Malaysian ‘Star’.

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Tea Radio

WHAT HAS CRICKET TAUGHT MAHELA ABOUT LIFE? LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE OF A CHAT OVER A CUPPA WITH CRICKET LEGEND MAHELA JAYAWARDENE AND DILHAN C. FERNANDO - 20 MINS

Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando chats with Former Cricketer of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and Chairman of the National Sports Council Mahela Jayawardene. Find out what’s behind Mahela’s success and his advice to the younger generation. All this and more on this short podcast.

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Rea Radio

THE PEOPLE OF THE PLANTATIONS: THE PAST, PRESENT AND WHAT’S NEXT. 34 MINS

S. Kamalanathan – Head of Operations for the MJF Charitable Foundation speaks about his experiences working with estate communities over the last four and a half decades. He speaks candidly about how leaders, educators, estate managers, policy makers,  and the communities can work together to create lasting change on the estates.

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Tea Radio

The ingredients and aftermath of success. Sri Lankan Cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara chats Over a Cuppa with Dilhan C. Fernando. 35 mins

Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, in conversation with former Captain of Sri Lanka’s National Cricket Team, and President of the MCC, Kumar Sangakkara on success, humility and more.

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Tea Radio

THE FARMER, THE TRADER AND THE REASON IT ALL STARTED WITH MERRILL J. FERNANDO | OVER A CUPPA WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMAKER – PART 1

In this Over a Cuppa podcast, father and son sit down to talk about the farmer, the trader, and the inception of Dilmah Tea.

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HOW CAN ONE MAN IMPACT THE LIVES OF A MILLION? SIT DOWN FOR A CUP WITH MERRILL J. FERNANDO | OVER A CUPPA WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMAKER – PART 2

Listen as Merrill J. Fernando talks about how the philosophy of business being a matter of human service came to be

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Tea Radio

IS THERE MORE TO A BUSINESS THAN MAKING PROFIT? | OVER A CUPPA WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMAKER – PART 3

In this episode of Over a Cuppa on Tea Radio, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando shares a cuppa and a conversation with his father on the purpose beyond profit of Dilmah Tea; the purpose of changing lives.

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MERRILL J. FERNANDO DISCUSSES WHAT’S NEXT FOR GLOBALLY RESPECTED BRAND DILMAH | OVER A CUPPA WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMAKER – PART 4

In this chat ‘Over a Cuppa’, the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker, Merrill J. Fernando, shares his thoughts with his son (and Dilmah CEO), Dilhan C. Fernando, about the next 25 years for the world’s only producer owned brand - Dilmah

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PROMISES OF A TEAMAKER AND FARMER WITH MERRILL J. FERNANDO | OVER A CUPPA WITH THE WORLD’S MOST EXPERIENCED TEAMAKER – PART 5

Quality, freshness and integrity in every single pack; this is a promise only a farmer can make.

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Tea Radio

DR. JAYANTHA WATTAVIDANAGE TELLS US HOW FAITH AND BELIEF SERVE AS INDIRECT TOOLS IN CONSERVATION

What is the connection between environment and faith and belief? Using faith and belief as an indirect tool for conservation, Professor Jayantha Wattavidanage explains it all.

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UNDERSTANDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN DEVELOPMENT AND CONSERVATION WITH DR. ENOKA KUDAVIDANAGE

Explore the importance of understanding the intricate balance between development and conservation.

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WHAT MAKES A PASSIONATE CONSERVATIONIST? LET’S ASK DR. ENOKA KUDAVIDANAGE & SUNELA JAYEWARDENE

Do women have a slight edge and a natural calling to be a nurturer of nature? To explore this further, we have two ladies with a passion for conservation

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Tea Radio

SUNELA JAYEWARDENE, THE GREEN MIND BEHIND GREEN DESIGN

Sunela Jayewardene is a power house with multiple strengths and talents. She is probably best known as Sri Lanka’s Leading Environmental Architect

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Tea Radio

THE IMPORTANCE OF CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT WITH SUNELA JAYEWARDENE & SAVERA WEERASINGHE

Mother-daughter duo Savera and Sunela share intergenerational perspectives and stories on the importance of collaboration

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Tea Radio

LET’S TALK SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLES, OVERCONSUMPTION AND WASTE WITH SAVERA WEERASINGHE

Savera Weerasinghe the dynamic co-founder of Ananta Sustainables, is an absolute powerhouse and an advocate of change.

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Tea Inspired Conversations

Tea Inspired Professionals - Episode 02: Adel Jabran - General Manager at Aloft Riyadh Hotel

Tea Inspired Professionals, especially from the F&B industry from around the globe, join t-Radio over a cuppa to spill the tea; Hear what tea inspiration they have to share

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Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, over a cuppa with Black Hat Chef - Bernd Uber

Join Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, over a cuppa with Black Hat Chef - Bernd Uber as they discuss what it means to be a Cook and Chef in the 21st Century.

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Tea Inspired Professionals - Episode 01: Adam Rowbottom – Director of Food & Beverage at Sofitel Brisbane Central – Australia

Tea Inspired Professionals, especially from the F&B industry from around the globe, join t-Radio over a cuppa to spill the tea

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Rhythm of Nature: The Soul of Black Tea in Music

Listen to the melody born out of the combination of reputed instrumentalist, Ravibandu Vidyapathy’s favourite tea, and his favourite traditional drum.

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Rhythm of Nature: The Rhythm and Flavour of Tea in Music

Like the sounding of Magul Bera (Ceremonial Drums) to herald the auspicious start of an event, drinking a strong cup of tea energises the beginning of a great day.

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Tea Inspired Conversations

Yarns and Anecdotes Series: The Bennison Murder

A gunshot, a murder, and a little dog. A few weeks before Christmas in the year 1880, there was a gunshot at half past 7pm and a Liverpool gentleman was found murdered on Mousa Estate – caused by a series of events which involved his little dog, Lugs.

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Dilmah Conservation

What Makes an Elephant? : Dr. Jayantha Wattavidanage and Dr. Enoka Kudavidanage

This edition of ‘Inspired Conversations Over a Cuppa’ is a tribute to one of our favourite animals, the elephant. Chatting with us about all things elephant-related, are Dr. Jayantha Wattavidanage and Dr. Enoka Kudavidanage, two of Sri Lanka's leading conservation biologists. Join in, as they share stories from the wild, reminisce and share fascinating facts on what makes this gentle giant a true Flagship species.

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Tea Radio

Tea and Cheese, A Worthy Match: Betty Koster

The Queen of Cheese herself is in the studio today! Betty Koster from the Netherlands raves about Dilmah’s Oolong Tea in this episode of VIP Chat Over a Cuppa. Talking about the difference between how people drink their tea; from how it’s presented and to how it’s paired, Betty is big on experiencing tea first hand.

Tune in to hear Betty’s thoughts on the health benefits of Tea!

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Tea Radio

Business Mogulis and Tea: Jane Milton

Originally from Scotland but now based in England, Jane Milton is our newest guest on VIP Chat Over a Cuppa. As the 1st person to be certified a Tea Sommelier by the Tea Association of Canada, and brains behind a food & drink manufacturing consultancy operating in England and overseas, Jane was introduced to Dilmah in 2013 in the form of a partnership between Tea and Cake.

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Tea and Wellness

The Value of Health and Wellness: Dr. Tissa Amarakoon

The author of Tea and Your Health sits down with us on today’s segment of VIP Chat Over a Cuppa. Dr. Amarakoon is a firm advocate that wellness is a compilation of physical and mental health along with a healthy diet.

Long time tea drinkers are more likely to reduce the risk of degenerative diseases. Tune in to find out why!

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Tea Inspired Conversations

Robert Schinkel Reminisces About His First Tea Inspiration

Follow Robert Schinkel, mixologist extraordinaire, as he takes you on a journey to Sri Lanka’s tea country waking up with the sun. He chats about Tea being the most social drink, bringing people together and its association to strong memories.

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Tea and Wellness

Taste and Wellness

Tea, one of the oldest known drinks in human history, can be enjoyed as a pick-me-up or simply as a way to wind down after a hard day's work. With this in mind, we have dedicated June and July to Taste and Wellness. 

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Dilmah Conservation

Enjoying Home Gardening 101 on t-Radio

There’s no better time to learn a new skill, especially one that helps you relax while in Nature… than Home Gardening!

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Dilmah Conservation

Ted's First Taste Of Freedom

While most of us spent the past 8 weeks within the confines of our homes, a very special member of the Dilmah family had his first taste of freedom after spending 8 years at the Elephant Transit Home patiently to return to the wilderness of Udawalawe, his true home.

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Tea Radio

t-Radio wishes a happy bithday to Mr. Dilmah!

t-Radio wishes Mr. Merrill J. Fernando a very happy birthday with God's blessings in abundance!

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Tea Radio

Celebrating 70 years in tea and the 90th birthday of Mr. Dilmah

We're raising a cup of kindness to our humble founder and of 6th May, in celebration of his 70th year in tea and 90th birthday.

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Birthday Wishes from the Global Dilmah Family

In celebration of Merrill J. Fernando’s one-of-a-kind milestone, friends and well-wishers from around the world leave him a message for his 70th year as a teamaker and for his 90th birthday.

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Tea Inspired Conversations

How to create your Iced tea, Cocktail & Mocktail: Robert Schinkel

How to create your Iced tea, Cocktail & Mocktail: Robert Schinkel

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Tea Gastronomy, Cooking with Tea: Peter Kuruvita

Tea Gastronomy, Cooking with Tea: Peter Kuruvita

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Paring your food with Tea: Edwin Soon

Paring your food with Tea: Edwin Soon

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Tea and Wellness

Tea and its Health benefits: Dr Tissa Amarakoon

Tea and its Health benefits: Dr Tissa Amarakoon

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Tea Radio

Dilmah School of Tea interviews

Dilmah School of Tea interviews

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Tea and Wellness

Tea & Health: How tea boosts immunity

Did you know that tea boosts immunity? Tea was first discovered as a medicine. Antioxidants in real tea, Camellia sinensis, help the human body to resist diseases. Whether it’s green tea, black tea, oolong tea or white tea, raise a cup of freshly brewed tea to strengthen your immune system. Words of advice on how tea can help, from Dr. Tissa Amarakoon and Dr. Anudini Liyanage.

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Dilmah Conservation

How to make your garden edible

The Sustainable lecture series hopes to inspire small changes in our everyday lifestyles as we deal with the very real threat of a changing climate which could be applied anywhere, whether in a residential backyard, school or community garden, a small rooftop garden or in the confines of a balcony of an apartment building!

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