Dilmah Global High Tea Champion The Leaf And Artisan Trophy
New Zealand ’13 Museum Art Hotel, Laurent Loudeac & Camille Furminieux
The Leaf & Artisan Challenge Trophy, symbolising the preeminence of nature – in the form of the leaf – in all aspects of the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge, and the role of the artisan, in making the finest tea and in re-imagining tea for a new generation. The trophy presented at a leading world tea championship features a topaz, a Sri Lankan gemstone that is held in the palm of the artisan, reflecting the precious nature of the two leaves and bud. This award is one of the most prestigious tea awards, presented for perfection in relation to respect for tea, and tea inspiration across food, beverage and service criteria in the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge.
1st Overall Winner
Hong Kong – Hong Kong Cricket Club, Jason Chan Yee Chiu & Ho Wing Hong
1st Overall Winner, for outstanding achievement in maintaining respect for tea and the criteria defined in the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge in relation to tea, food, the combination of both and tea inspiration in all aspects.
2nd Overall Winner
Team – 14 – Chile – Café Turri, Cristian Gomez & Catalina Venegas
2nd Overall Winner, for excellence in maintaining respect for tea and the criteria defined in the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge in relation to tea, food, the combination of both and tea inspiration in all aspects.
The Judges’ Awards
The Bernd Uber Judge’s Award
Hong Kong Cricket Club wins the Bernd Uber Award for their nostalgic ‘1997 Handover’ themed Real High Tea presented with precision, passion and perfection inspired by tea.
The Simon Gault Judge’s Award
Simon Gault presents Café Turri with his Judges’ Award ‘for taking high tea to a different stratosphere’. The team’s presentation at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge included a boutique beer made of Dilmah Earl Grey.
The Peter Kuruvita Judge’s Award
Qantas Lounges by Pullman Australia was Peter Kuruvita’s choice for the Judges’ Award at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge for their beautifully presented high tea, of which the fantastic tea and food pairings were a definite highlight.
The Dilhan C. Fernando Judge’s Award
Dilhan C. Fernando, presents his Judges’ Award to Shangri-La Barr Al Jissa Resort and Spa Oman in recognition of their well delivered sophisticated tea experience created with respect for the diverse character of tea.
The Judges’ Awards
The Most Elegant Pairing
The Perfect Cup
The perfect cup of tea is a celebration of tea in every sense and a tribute to the artisans who crafted it with passion and precision.
The Best Table
The Best Tea-Inspired Food
Garden pea dumpling in carrot bouillon served with a splash of Dilmah Springtime Oolong with Ginger oil. A perfect balance of flavours, textures in harmony with tea.
The Best Tea Cocktail
Dilmah Apple Pie and Vanilla Tea simmered with Mao Shan Wang durian, mascarpone and Asian spices, served warm with Dilmah Jasmine Tea infused dry ice makes the award winning ‘Comfort in a Motley Crowd’.
The Best Tea Mocktail
A sip of this Lucuma Orange Iced Tea Affogato with Dilmah Yata Watte Tea will revolutionise the way you look at tea.
The Most Innovative use of Tea
The infinite variety in tea is displayed as 30 different teas are incorporated into the high presentation from start to finish.
The Most Passionate Performance
Team Island Shangri-La (Ng Wai Kee & Ernest Wong) from Hong Kong carried home the Leaf & Artisan Trophy for ‘The Most Passionate Performance’ and the most teainspired presentation defined by enthusiasm, spirit and respect for tea in an engaging style, at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge.The legend of Brue Lee meets the legendary Dilmah Tea to inspire a passionate performance that packed a punch.
The Sustainability Award
An earth-friendly tea revolution that reconnects with nature and captures the magic of rainforest, the bush, the outback and the sea in every aspect of the presentation.