Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge – The Conclusion

Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge – The Conclusion

The Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge. What a hectic but amazing day!

Tea cups for Dilmah High Tea

Tea cups for Dilmah High Tea

I have never put my cooking skills on display before so I was a little nervous.  I won’t go through all the proceedings as I am sure readers will have almost had enough of my Dilmah adventures.

What I will say is that it was a real honour to serve the chefs and the Director of Dilmah tea, Dilhan Fernando.  Their comments on my dish were invaluable and I was really proud that they enjoyed my Tea Tiramisu.

Dilmah Presentation LR

The Dilmah company prides itself in being a truly ethical business. I will be a Dilmah tea drinker for life; because every packet of tea purchased helps the Dilmah family further their mission to assist the lives of thousands of under privileged Sri Lankans.

Tea cups for Dilmah High Tea

Tea cups for Dilmah High Tea

They are also very active is environmental conservation and sustainable living particularly in preserving Sri Lanka’s unique biodiversity.

Photographing the Dilmah High Tea Dish

Photographing the Dilmah High Tea Dish

…but back on to matters of tea and food, all the other finalists were absolutely lovely! You may have noticed the gorgeous little bud roses next to the cup. They were given to me by a fellow competitor to help with my plate setting… seriously how nice was that!

Dilmah High Tea Presentation

Dilmah High Tea Presentation

It would have been wonderful to have been able to photograph everyone dish and share the recipes with you, but alas readers, you may need to wait until Dilmah releases the cookbook.

The Dilmah High Tea judging panel

The Dilmah High Tea judging panel

Oh yes… did I tell you, all the finalists will have their recipe included in a Dilmah’s annual cookbook! I am so excited.

finalist Sydney Dilmah High tea Challenge

finalist Sydney Dilmah High tea Challenge

So that was my day.

Dilmah Tea Tiramisu

Dilmah Tea Tiramisu

Oh… and I got a Silver place medal and Peter Kuruvita said that he couldn’t fault the flavours in my dish… Yippee!

 

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  1. Julie,

    What an amasing woman you are! Thankyou so much for sharing this journey and the lovely photos – it made me feel like I was right there! It’s wonderful when you have an experience – expecially in a competitive enviroment – when the other team members support and encourage!

    Dilmah – what a wonderful representative you have gained for your product.

    Mel

    PS – I can’t wait to try out your receipe

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