Peace or the postponement of conflict

Next month, the beautiful South American nation of Colombia has the prospect of peace for the first time in over half a century. Why this topic appears here on a Teamakers’ blog is that Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando was invited to join a panel at the Foro Futuro Colombia in Cartagena. It was an… Continue reading

Celebrating Differences

Last night the MJF Centre in Moratuwa, on the outskirts of Colombo, was aglow. It was after dusk but it was not the setting sun that caused the brilliant light but the joy of several hundred children from the MJF Kids programme. They were gathered for their annual presentation, children and youth from severely deprived… Continue reading

Tea Indulgence, the past, present and future

Over a breakfast of pancakes with roasted banana, maple syrup and crispy bacon beautifully paired with Dilmah Craighead Estate Seasonal Flush 2013, I read the comments of Michelin starred Chef Alexis Gauthier, on pairing. “In the past we’d have looked for a sauvignon blanc. But it’s difficult to find something that doesn’t kill [the flavours]…. Continue reading

Distinctively tea

Tea and conspiracy have made strange but regular bedfellows, from the Opium Wars and the tea fuelled socialist revolutions to the Tea Tape Scandal in New Zealand last month. There is a tea conspiracy brewing though that is perhaps more sinister than ever before.

On business and biodiversity: a view from Nagoya

At the Convention for Biological Diversity’s Conference of the Parties 10 that is ongoing in Nagoya, Japan, opinions are divided on whether business has a role to play in biodiversity. Strange though that may sound, at the same Conference some businesses are justifying that opinion by their actions. Major pharmaceutical companies in several Western nations… Continue reading