Founder of Dilmah – Merrill J.z Fernando

Dilmah scoops award

​Founder  of  ​Dilmah, Merrill  J.z  Fernando, accepted  the  prestigious consumer award for Product of the Year for the ​Dilmah Natural Infusions last week. ​The winning range includes three natural wellness inspired infusions.

Dilmah's award winning tea
Dilmah’s award winning tea

Product  of  the  Year  accepts  entries  every  year  from  products  around  the  world  that  demonstrate innovation  and  were  launched  within  the  previous  year  (survey  of  10,000  people  by  Nielsen).

The  Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation.

The ​Dilmah Infusions range has been voted number one in the tea category this year and will hold this seal for the next 12 months.

Each  infusion  is  caffeine-free  and  made  from  a  combination  of  Sri  Lankan  spices  and  herbs  that  contain powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits – promoting overall wellness and healing with every sip.

“​I  named  Dilmah  after  my  sons  Dilhan  and  Malik,  and  it  is  just  as  precious  to  me.  I  will  never

Founder of Dilmah – Merrill J.z Fernando
Founder of Dilmah, Merrill J.z Fernando, accepts Product of the Year award

compromise on the great taste, natural goodness and ethical purpose which form the heart of Dilmah.  I first brought Dilmah to Australia in the 1980s as a tea grower with a dream of launching my own brand. Everyone told me it was impossible, but Australian tea drinkers appreciate the taste and goodness  in my tea and gave me the break I needed.  I am humbled that 32 years later Australian  consumers have once again recognised my commitment to quality, authenticity and a genuine purpose​” ​said Fernando.

Dilmah’s  ​Infusions  teas,  RRP  $3.70,  can  be  purchased  from Coles and Metcash stores in Australia.

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