Conversations Over a Cuppa

As the Director of FoodCult - a F&B integrated communications agency focused exclusively on all things food and beverage, Jenny Tan has a wide array of skills and experiences up her sleeve. Join this episode of Over a Cuppa and find out what sort of insight Jenny gained from her time working with Dilmah and the World Association of Chefs' Societies.

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Tea Radio had the opportunity to sit down with Spanish Mixologist Alberto Pizarro in this edition of a Chat Over a Cuppa. Listen in as this multi-award winning mixologist as he talks about the current trends in mixology, and discover his favourite tea inspired guilty pleasure!

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Join Dilmah Founder, Merrill J. Fernando and son, Dilhan C. Fernando in conversation this World Tea Day, celebrating a handcrafted journey with the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker. Listen to words of wisdom gained from decades of experience, right here on Tea Radio.


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Dilhan chats with American author and tea aficionado, Tony Gebely on tea, and the philosophy and politics of tea


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Tea is a brew for the senses but what does it have in common with Jazz? Get into the groove to find out in this 20-minute special episode inspired by questions asked at our Story Behind Your Cup of Tea webinar series. Join Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando together with Sri Lanka’s dynamic blues singer and guitarist, Jerome Speldewinde.

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Dilhan chats with Devaka Weerakoon Ph.D, Senior Professor of Zoology at Colombo University on why a forest is greater than its trees. The conversation is supported by images and examples from the eminent Professor Weerakoon’s experience in Sri Lanka on the value of forests for human welfare and survival and concludes with an exploration of what life would be without forests.

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Join Author of The Good Country Equation and Founder of the Good Country Index, Simon Anholt, and Tea Grower & Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando in conversation about culture, the priority of education, government systems, social engineering, microscopic view VS telescopic view, and collaboration over competition for the sake of humanity. Listen to this powerful, thought-provoking podcast here.

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In this Chat Over a Cuppa, Dilhan C. Fernando has an insightful discussion with IUCN Director of Global Ecosystem Management Programme, Dr. Radhika Murti. Listen in as Dr. Murti answers pressing issues such as how nature can help deliver solutions for water scarcity and mitigate the damaging impact of natural disasters.

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Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando chats with Former Cricketer of the Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and Chairman of the National Sports Council Mahela Jayawardene. Find out what’s behind Mahela’s success and his advice to the younger generation. All this and more on this short podcast.
 

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Tea grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, in conversation with former Captain of Sri Lanka’s National Cricket Team, and President of the MCC, Kumar Sangakkara on success, humility and more.

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In this Over a Cuppa podcast, father and son sit down to talk about the farmer, the trader, and the inception of Dilmah Tea. Listen as Mr. Dilmah, Merrill J. Fernando, tells the world why he started it all, how he realised his dreams, and how his passion drove him to change the world of tea and uplift the lives of the farmers, in conversation with his son, Dilhan C. Fernando.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 1

 

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Listen as Merrill J. Fernando talks about how the philosophy of business being a matter of human service came to be. In conversation ‘Over a Cuppa’ with his son, Dilhan C. Fernando, Mr. Dilmah answers the question of how he feels to have impacted the lives of thousands of people through his MJF Charitable Foundation’s centres and how his business has become meaningful as its success is being shared.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 2

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In this episode of Over a Cuppa on Tea Radio, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando shares a cuppa and a conversation with his father on the purpose beyond profit of Dilmah Tea; the purpose of changing lives. Merrill J. Fernando affirms that he wants to go down in history as the man who devoted his life to make the world a better place.

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In this chat ‘Over a Cuppa’, the World’s Most Experienced Teamaker, Merrill J. Fernando, shares his thoughts with his son (and Dilmah CEO), Dilhan C. Fernando, about the next 25 years for the world’s only producer owned brand - Dilmah. His aim is for Dilmah to be a globally respected brand for its quality and its philosophy of caring for a neighbour and sharing with the poor.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 4

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Quality, freshness and integrity in every single pack; this is a promise only a farmer can make. Teamaker and Farmer, Merrill J. Fernando chats about this with son, Tea Grower and Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando on this episode of Over a Cuppa.

You’re listening to Over a Cuppa with The World’s Most Experienced Teamaker – Part 5

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Listen to the melody born out of the combination of reputed instrumentalist, Ravibandu Vidyapathy’s favourite tea, and his favourite traditional drum. Journey with Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, and Ravibandu, in exploring the taste & soul of Premium English Breakfast Tea, Premium Earl Grey Tea and Premium Extra Strength Tea, as they are brought to life with music.

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Like the sounding of Magul Bera (Ceremonial Drums) to herald the auspicious start of an event, drinking a strong cup of tea energises the beginning of a great day. Listen to feelings and music generated from the soul, in this podcast with Dilmah CEO, Dilhan C. Fernando, and reputed instrumentalist, Ravibandu Vidyapathy. Warmth, energy and vitality run rampant in this conversation on Tropical Breakfast Tea, Ceylon Spice Chai, Oolong Tea and Green Tea with Natural Jasmine from Dilmah’s Inspiration Range.

 

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Dilhan C. Fernando recently had a candid chat with Head Chef Rishi Naleendra of Cheek by Jowl, the first Sri Lankan to win a Michelin star and his wife Manuela Toniolo, who manages the restaurant.

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t-Radio had to opportunity to meet Edwin Soon, a recognized and qualified oenologist contributing wine editor to various magazines such as Wine and Dine, Harper’s Bazaar and the Malaysian ‘Star’.

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t-Radio had the opportunity of speaking with the Education Director of the World Association of Chef’s Societies, John Clancy.

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