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Taking the art of tea to new heights and setting new standards in the world of tea, Dilmah has today pioneered the concept of Tea Radio; an international radio channel dedicated to world’s most popular beverage – tea.

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Debbie Harry, 75, announces Blondie will tour in the UK in 2021

October 20th, 2020

The lead singer of US rock band Blondie has announced that they will be crossing the pond to play ten dates in cities around the UK in November.

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The lead singer of US rock band Blondie has announced that they will be crossing the pond to play ten dates in cities around the UK in November.

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Google Search now supports finding songs when users hum their melodies, as well as using machine learning to better understand typos and misspellings.

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Tea for Healthy Aging and Longevity

October 5th, 2020
Tea for Healthy Aging and Longevity

Researcher Dr Weisburger concludes from recent studies that six or more cups of tea per day helps healthy aging. Tea can restore elasticity to the skin, and tests have shown...

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Does teabag filter paper contain Epichlorohydrin?

September 28th, 2020
Does teabag filter paper contain Epichlorohydrin?

There have been a number of statements on selected websites that use of teabags filter papers can have health effects as they are made with, or coated with, epichlorohydrin which...

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Tea and Stroke

September 14th, 2020
Tea and Stroke

Many in vitro studies have demonstrated the anti-oxidant properties of both black and green tea, as well as the antioxidant activity of the polyphenols in tea. Further studies have shown...

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1873 – First Shipment of Ceylon Tea arrives in London

October 6th, 2020

The first Shipment of Ceylon Tea, a consignment of 23lb (10kg) arrived in London for trade

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WORMS BROTHERS - MAURICE & GABRIEL

July 1st, 2020

Jewish brothers born in Frankfurt, Germany, Maurice Worms was arguably the first person to introduce tea to Ceylon with samplings from China being experimented with in 1841. However, due to high production costs and labour issues, and with coffee thriving at the time, tea failed to gain a foot-hold. Nonetheless, the Worms brothers went on to establish one of the largest coffee, and later tea plantation proprietorships in the island with a portfolio of more than 2,000 acres in coffee and tea, and 6,000 acres of jungle. The brothers were famed for their efficiency and competency and were held up as the role models of the plantation industry. The brothers were also famous for their philanthropy across the island.

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SIR EDWARD BARNES

July 1st, 2020

Edward Barnes was a British Army Officer who was the Acting Governor of Ceylon from 1820 to 1821, and the appointed Governor from 1824 to 1831. The success of the island’s planting enterprise is attributed to Barnes who constructed the network of roads linking the hill country to the coast. A vital prerequisite for the industry to develop. Notwithstanding his role as Governor of Ceylon, Barnes took a personal interest in the coffee industry, and it was he who identified the hill districts as being more suitable for coffee growing than the low country areas. Barnes, who had his own coffee plantation, was also responsible for many political decisions that supported and promoted the coffee industry, from tax exemptions, to land grants. Barnes was also the first to initiate development in the virgin forests of Nuwara Eliya, and in 1929, it was established as a health resort and a recuperating station for troops. Barnes, also constructed a Governor’s Residence in Nuwara Eliya, which was named Barne’s Hall. This, today, after significant improvements and expansions over the decades, is now the famous Grand Hotel of Nuwara Eliya.

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