Dilmah Real High Tea NSW Finalist!

Good morning everyone and happy happy Monday to you all!!!

…hmm that may sound a little too bright for a Monday morning but I had something very exciting happen on Friday and I am allowed to share my secret!

A little while ago I entered the Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge. Applicants were required to enter a recipe of their own design which included as an ingredient, one of the tea’s in the Dilmah range.

I enjoy the Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla Tea so I submitted a dessert using this tea.

On Friday I was told that the judges were interested in my dessert and I was to be judged in Sydney as one of the twelve NSW finalists!

The judging is based on how well contestants use local produce in harmony with the Dilmah tea to produce a delicious High Tea treat.

The aim of the competition is to ‘put the tea back in high tea’ and preserve the High Tea tradition and the overall winner of the challenge will be experiencing the ultimate culinary experience in Sri Lanka!

So my job over the next two weeks is to perfect my dessert! Wish me luck everyone!

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  1. Congratulations Julie. That’s so exciting. I’m really happy for you. I bet your family knows what they’re getting for dessert every night this week! All the best for the finals xx

  2. LOL!! You are so right Charlie!! The family is already tired of the first component and I am having friends over Friday to practice the full dish on.

  3. Carlie O'Keefe :

    How exciting Jules! I have every confidence that you willl be a top contender as your food / deserts are amazing!! I am extremley excited gfor you! All the best xx

    How exciting it that my friend? GOOD LUCK 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. How exciting! Congratulations and all the best!

  6. WOW!! how exciting for you. Good luck (not that you need it)

  7. Michelle Butler :

    Fantastic news! I love Dilmah Rose and Vanilla tea and your tea cake sounds fantastic. Good luck!

  8. silvia thomas :

    congratulations!! well done julie.
    go for it. i wish you all the best.how clever
    you are. love you.
    if you win you have to send me a post card from sri lanka
    good luck

  9. how exciting! Congrats!!!!

  10. What fantastic news Julie! So you’ll be there at the Charitea? I’ll be there too cheering you on 🙂

  11. Thank you all for your lovely lovely comments 🙂 I am very nervous but equally as excited. I hope I see you there Lorraine xx.

    …and of course if I win I will be sending out postcards and Dilmah tea to everyone!!

  12. WOAH!! congratulations!!
    and GOOOOOOD luck! Hope you win!!

  13. Kirsten Howton :

    Congrats, that’s so great!

  14. I have a box of Dilmah Rose with French Vanilla Tea in my draw at work! Congrats on being a Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge NSW Finalist, and good luck!

  15. The girl who won in Brisbane has already been told she is the winner of the trip – and they are flying her to the Sydney event to do the presentation on the last day of the event there. Not very good form by the promoters – when the contestants haven’t all even had a go yet.

  16. Oh Dear Peter, I really hope that what you are saying is incorrect. I was under the impression that we were being judged on the food we presented on the day?? I guess we will soon know how honest and transparent the promoters really are… once again, I really hope your wrong 🙁

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