The Dilmah t-Lounge story spans thousands of hectares and millions of lives in Ceylon's famous tea country, known as the home of the world's finest tea.
Dilmah’s founder, Merrill J. Fernando, was joined by his two sons, Dilhan and Malik (after whom he named his Dilmah Tea) who share his passion. The Fernando family built their business around their love for tea –with its own tea gardens, which are infinite in variety, changing subtlety with the natural alchemy of sunshine, soils, wind, rain and temperature– besides teas from some of the most yielding tea estates around the world. Since, its debut in Kuwait, with the local franchiser Mohamed N. Al-Hajery Co., at The Avenues Mall in 2013, Sri Lanka's very own chain of designer tea-makers, soon, launched their second chain in the country, at The Gate Mall, besides having a prominence is several other countries.
Cuisine: The Tea connoisseurs, at the lounge, offer a variety of cocktails, mocktails as well as tea-inspired gourmet snacks, cakes and desserts. Enjoy croissants and tea in the morning, salads drizzled with tea-inspired dressings for a light brunch or tea-smoked duck or tenderloin with a Ceylon Souchong tea marinade in the afternoon. Each recipe is carefully crafted and specially curated for the time of day and thoughtfully paired with an accompanying tea or cocktail.
This café’s 400 kinds of tea represent rare teas from around the world coupled with its 60 plus delicious dishes. Choose from teas that are spiced and have fruit flavors, or from an assortment of flavors of green tea, black tea and herbal tea, in addition to the rare and expensive white tea, which consists of buds collected in a specific way in Ceylon tea plantations.
What's new: Its recently revamped menu, to an eclectic 'Tea-tery', includes designer gourmet teas in a combination of unique recipes and concoctions, new tea-inspired gourmet snacks, cakes and desserts, extensive varieties of Arabic international breakfast, including Arabic and Kuwaiti breakfast, and a delicious selection for lunch and dinner, as well as mouthwatering desserts.
Must try: Chamomile tea in a unique concoction with pineapple | Spinach omelet with sides of crispy potatoes patties | Traditional Arabic ice-cream seated in a cookie-bowl and covered under a cookie-hat | Konafa (with cream-cheese)
Ambience: The t-Lounge offers a quiet and relaxing environment, with a tea-bar and an extensive display of a huge variety of its teas. So does it's menu, which serves as a perfect guide to find the kind of taste one looks for.
Service and value for money: The understanding of tea gastronomy and the value of tea-making craft is evident in the recommendations of the waiters and waitresses. For what it serves, its unique recipes and authentic expertise, it, surely, delivers the value for money.
Location: The Avenues Mall, Grand Avenues - Phase 3, 5th ring road | The Gate Mall - ground floor, Egaila
Contact: 22200722, 96621770 | Instagram @ Dilmah_KW