Putting the Tea in T-Bar: Radisson Blu Cebu Launches in the Country with Dilmah Tea

The First Dilmah T-Bar in the Country

The first ever Dilmah t-Bar in the Philippines was recently launched at Radisson Blu Cebu. Guests of honor were Dilmah founder and world-renowned tea maker Merril J. Fernando and fellow tea expert and son Dilhan Fernando.

Dilmah T Bar Cebu
Dilmah T Bar Radisson Blu Cebu

Radisson Blu Cebu celebrates the unique tea experience with its Dilmah t-Bar, which features 21 single origin teas from the best regions of China, Japan, South Africa, and Sri Lanka. Single origin teas are the royalty of teas because they are produced from a single premium tea plant, untainted by being mixed with lesser teas as other tea producers are wont to do. This preserves the distinctive flavor and aroma of the pure tea.

Afternoon High Tea at Radisson Blu Cebu
Afternoon High Tea at Radisson Blu Cebu

Among the launch guests were Radisson Blu Cebu General Manager, Nishan Silva, Senior Vice President for Operations Peggy Angeles of the SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, as well as patrons, clients and media friends. Treating the guests to a Tea Mixology was Dilmah tea ambassador Tess Posthumus. The high tea was a 20-foot long buffet, each offering infused with tea. These included:

• Savory Cornet with Pure Chamomile Cured Salmon
• Sesame Dumpling in Ginger Ceylon Tea Soup
• Cebuano Humba infused with Single Estate Darjeeling
• Rose with French Vanilla Tea Infused Buffalo Curd Panna Cotta
• South African Malva Pudding
• Chocolate Flower Pot filled with Chocolate Sand and Lychee – Rose Almond Tea Jelly
• Ceylon Cinnamon Tea Macaroons
• Blueberry and Pomegranate Black Tea Sorbet
• Moroccan Mint Green Tea Sorbet
• Green Tea Leche Flan
• Jasmine Tea Maja Blanca
• Rosehip Puto

Black Tea at Dilmah T-Bar Cebu
Black Tea at Dilmah T-Bar Cebu

The Dilmah t-Bar Cebu is the epitome of the tea lifestyle, presenting a wide selection of black teas, flavored black teas, green teas, very rare teas, and infusions. Among the celebrated varieties on the tea menu are:

• Blueberry and Pomegranate
• Brilliant Breakfast
• Ceylon Young Hyson Green Tea
• Lychee with Rose and Almond
• Mango and Strawberry
• Moroccan Mint Green Tea
• Natural Ceylon Ginger Tea
• Natural Rosehip with Hibiscus
• Rooibos Pure Natural Organic
• Rose with French Vanilla
• Rosemary with Peppermint Leaves
• Sencha Green Extra Special
• Single Estate Assam
• Single Estate Darjeeling
• Tie Guan Yin

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There is nothing ordinary about Dilmah tea. The brand exemplifies the passionate commitment to the authenticity and quality of tea. Dilmah tea is perfect in every way. A hot, fragrant cup of the delicious Dilmah tea is just as good when served chilled or over sparkling ice, or as an invigoratingly rich Dilmah t-shake. Dilmah teas help people relax and enhance the pleasures of life.

Dilmah t-Bar in Radisson Blu Cebu
Dilmah t-Bar in Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu

“For centuries, problems of man-kind have been solved over a cup of tea,” states Merril Fernando. “Whether they were problems between nations, amongst businesses, even in families, between husbands and wives, tea has been the soothing balm that helped their solution.”

Dilmah Tea Cebu
Dilmah Tea Cebu

History has shown that the simple act of pouring a cup of tea is a good way to break the ice and to relieve stress because of the pleasurable anticipation of the goodness to follow.

“I have dedicated over 60 years of my life towards providing that cup, not only to solve problems but to add sunshine, to our day with every sip of Dilmah,” he say with a smile.

Mint Tea
Moroccan Mint Tea

Both Radisson Blu Cebu General Manager Nishan Silva and Director of Food and Beverage Ramon Makilan received training at the Dilmah School of Tea in Sri Lanka in preparation for the launch of the Dilmah t-Bar. It is hardly the only one around, although it is the first in the Philippines. There are Dilmah t-Houses, t-Lounges, and t-Bars in Australia, Poland, Sri Lanka, Belarus, New Zealand, and the United Arab Emirates. They all offer relaxation and quiet, serving a variety of hot teas, mocktails, shakes, cocktails, and tea-inspired gourmet cakes, desserts, and snacks.

The Story of Dilmah Tea
The Story of Dilmah Tea

It is only fitting that in enjoying the luxurious indulgence of the Dilman t-Bar, one should also have the best in gastronomy. The Dilmah t-Bar offers sweet and savory treats in the style of traditional high tea every day at the lower lobby from 3 pm to 5 pm.

For more information, please call (63 32) 402 9900 or email reservations.cebu@radisson.com

Dilmah t-Bar is now brewing at Radisson Blu Cebu from 9AM to 11PM.

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