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The Ethical Tea Society
Established in recognition of the importance of sharing the deep sense of fulfillment that is an indirect benefit of the process of changing lives. The Ethical Tea Society is an embodiment of the the words of American Writer Maya Angelou, that, “among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver”.
The Society also seeks to harness the enormous goodwill, creativity and ideas of the global family of Dilmah Partners and their networks of consumers and well wishers to benefit the less privileged. Realising that potential in turn frees us as we share the deep joy we get in sharing of the work done the the Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation with the rest of the world.
“Dilmah is the only global brand of tea owned by tea farmers. My family and I and our beloved staff ensure that your tea experience is unmixed, unadulterated and comes directly from our tea gardens to your cup of tea”
"Dilmah is unusual in the tea industry in being a vertically integrated operation – a producer, packager, and marketer of its own teas."
BBC, Asia Today
A Sri Lankan family firm is challenging multinational companies’ control of the global tea industry. Dilmah has become the third largest global tea brand but has turned away from mass market blends.
Mr. Fernando has relished his role as the underdog battling the giants of the global tea business. In the last two decades, he has built Dilmah into one of the world’s largest independent tea companies
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