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Dilmah Polish Real High Tea Challenge 2016

Dilmah Polish Real High Tea Challenge 2016

Poland joins the revolution, with the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge which took place on Thursday, March 10th 2016. Dedicated to creating a revolution in real high tea, the invited guests were in for a 21st century tea experience, in an atmosphere filled with anticipation and tables filled with tea inspired food and drink. A pantomime, live music presenting a sentimental journey through Warsaw cafes, and pointers on the essential elements to brewing a perfect cup of tea all helped to inspire guests with a deeper understanding, as the judges chose the best High Tea team.
The World has received its very first Global Tea Champion – Museum Art Hotel!

The World has received its very first Global Tea Champion – Museum Art Hotel!

21 teams, 14 countries, one trophy. The team that inspired the most innovative revolution in high tea and emerged the ultimate champions of the world’s toughest Global Tea Championship, the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge 2015, is Team Museum Art Hotel, New Zealand! We congratulate Laurent Loudeac & Camille Furminieux on a brilliant performance!
The Most Tea Inspired Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

The Most Tea Inspired Non-Alcoholic Cocktail

The Leaf & Artisan Trophy for ‘The Most Tea-Inspired Non-Alcoholic Cocktail’ with the most inspired use of tea within the principles of mixology, in a non-alcoholic cocktail, at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge, was awarded to Team Stamford Plaza Brisbane fromAustralia for their tea affogato using Dilmah Yata Watte Tea
The Most Elegant Pairing

The Most Elegant Pairing

Team Qantas Lounges by Pullman from Australia received the Leaf & Artisan Trophy for ‘The Most Elegant Pairing’ of tea and food that engages flavour, texture, strength and fragrance of tea in producing a complementary or contrasting tea and food pairing to produce harmony or balance in an innovative and original manner at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge for their Tower of Terroir Tea Tasting Board with Dilmah Silver Jubilee Ceylon Original Breakfast Tea, Dilmah Silver Jubilee Ceylon Tea with Strawberry and Dilmah Vivid Minty Green Tea.
Sustainability Award

Sustainability Award

The Leaf & Artisan Sustainability Award for the tea inspired presentation that most effectively integrates respect for humanity and nature in relation to food and beverage, table décor or presentation, at the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge, was awarded to Selvana Chelvanaigum & Ian Jones from Team Australia for their use of salvaged wood and recycled paper in table deco and food presentation and for their use of sustainably sourced ingredients in their food and beverages.
Teapots

Teapots

Glass, porcelain, metal. Vintage, retro, futuristic. Solid, floral, polka dotted. Plain, silver-plated, textured. This is where the magic happen when the tea leaves meet water. How many teapots can you spot in this video?
Judging Highlights

Judging Highlights

“Highlights of perfection”…“exciting experience”…“flawless presentation” – the many expressions of how 21 teams took the judges Bernd Uber, Dilhan Fernando, Peter Kuruvita and Simon Gault on a Real High Tea journey into the 21st century with them Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge.
Mixology and Iced Tea

Mixology and Iced Tea

Think you know you iced tea? Think again. Watch a boring old party staple get transformed into flavorsome, elegant, sophisticated Dilmah #teainspired ice teas by a host of global tea revolutionaries. Tea will never be the same again!
Judges’ Taste Buds

Judges’ Taste Buds

All of this begins with the leaf! With 21 national winners pulling out all stops to win the ultimate global title – the Leaf and Artisan trophy, the judges need to know their tea to a T. Watch the judges Bern Uber, Peter Kuruvita, Simon Gault and Dilhan C. Fernando nose, taste and decipher the character of these expressions of tea.