Drink must suit you to a tea

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

d468994 DILHAN C. Fer­nando be­lieves the per­fect cup of tea has an in­di­vid­ual touch.

The son of Dilmah founder Mer­rill J. Fer­nando, his in­struc­tions for the best brew are ad­mit­tedly a lit­tle com­pli­cated but rec­om­mends peo­ple use herbs from their gar­dens.

“By adding in­gre­di­ents such as herbs or lemon­grass, you can per­son­alise the tea and add your own sig­na­ture to it,” he said. “It’s about en­joy­ing the lux­ury of tea and of­fer­ing guests tea that matches their mood or what they have eaten, whether it’s a steak or choc pie.

“The per­fect tea needs to be fresh, it needs be pure in ori­gin and you shouldn’t use wa­ter with too much chlo­rine or cal­cium.”

Mr Fer­nando is in Aus­tralia as part of Dilmah’s School of Tea classes and stopped by Crown Perth last Tues­day.

“The class is about shar­ing a knowl­edge of tea and the his­tory of it,” he said. “It was a chance to talk about the in­no­va­tions of tea and how it can be used in cock­tail mixes or paired with meals.”

Pic­ture: Marie Nirme

Dilmah di­rec­tor Dilhan C. Fer­nando was at Crown Perth re­cently.

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