Brand History: Dilmah

Built on Family Values

Dilmah Tea began as a small family business with a strong commitment to quality, integrity and passion for tea production.  In fact, the founder of the company was himself a tea taster, so he understood the requirements of tea production.  When Merrill Fernando started Dilmah, he committed to growing traditional tea that is single origin and packed fresh.  Naming the company using a combination of his sons’ first names (Dilhan and Malik), the 3 men built an integrated tea company:  Its own tea estates distributing tea to its own modern tea packing, packaging and printing facilities.  Today, the founder’s grandchildren are also involved in the business.