Tea in Five Senses

Tea in five senses

At the heart of Dilmah lies the notion that fine tea is a pleasure to be experienced in literally every sense. Tea appreciation is truly an art.

‘Tea in Five Senses’ is an innovation to create an understanding of the versatility and the tantalising luxury of tea in all senses. In the case of fine tea, the sophistication lies beyond, in appreciating tea on the eye, the nose, and understanding the influence of nature in crafting a magical interrelationship amongst these. Further exploring, Dilmah has introduced the fourth sense of touch, or the texture of the leaf in the case of tea, is as revealing of the personality of tea as are its aroma or appearance. In the fifth sense, the tranquility in tea is magnified. In the same way that harmony of flavour on the tongue produces pleasure, the relationship that exists amongst taste, aroma and sound, is beautiful in its harmony.

“Our adventure in the School of Tea is about extending the 3 senses that have been the basis of appreciation over the last 5000 years. The two additional senses concern the sense of touch and sense of sound. It consists of matching the elegance, character & personality of each tea with a similar or equivalent harmonious match in sound”

- Dilhan C. Fernando, son of Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando