In the wake of the Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge for professionals, Dilmah is launching the Dilmah Real High Tea at Home Challenge for foodies and tea enthusiasts in Australia. The overall winner gets a 10 day trip to Sri Lanka while the state winners will receive a stay for two at a luxurious hotel and   fine porcelain tea ware courtesy of Dankotuwa Porcelain.

The competition is launched on  where the participants can submit their entries online. The participants are required to submit a photograph of their tea and food pairing along with a step by step guide on how the tea has been brewed, the recipe of the food item if it has been prepared by the participant and the rationale of the match. The participants also have the option of submitting a video of the preparations as well. The entries will be judged upon several components - the table layout, overall impression, the recipes and brewing guides submitted, the quality and creativity of the pairing of tea with food, tea preparation, brewing method, emphasis on tea and the use of local products supporting sustainability and knowledge on ingredients. Shortlisted candidates will be required to present the judges with a live demonstration during which the winner will be chosen.

This challenge is open to all food and tea enthusiasts in Australia. The competition commencing on the 10th of August in Perth will continue on to 13th to Adelaide, 17th August to Canberra, 20th August to Melbourne, 24th August to Sydney, will culminate in Brisbane on the 27th of August.

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About Dilmah Real High Tea Global Challenge
The Dilmah Real High Tea Challenge which started back in 2007 in partnership with the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS) has travelled across the world with the participation of some of the finest hospitality venues in the world, in search of that quintessential Afternoon tea for the 21st Century. Open to culinary professionals, the Challenge allows masters of the culinary trade test their metal in the Toughest Tea Challenge in the World, with national winners from around the world travelling to Sri Lanka in July to participate in the Global Real High Tea Challenge to determine the Global Real Tea Champion.

About Dilmah Tea
Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah, founded by Merrill J. Fernando, today the world's most experienced teamaker, has championed quality, authenticity and variety in tea. Dilmah pioneered the concept of Single Origin Tea in 1988 when the family company went against industry trends to declare its commitment to authenticity. Garden fresh, unblended tea is a hallmark of Dilmah and offers a unique taste of unblended Ceylon tea packed at source - where it is grown.
Our range includes traditional Speciality Gourmet and Premium Tea, Herbal Infusions, pure Green Tea and Fun flavoured Teas, Spiced Chais, Organic Tea, the Dilmah Exceptional range with its contemporary selection of teas, our boutique Watte and t-Series teas, the exclusive Teamaker's Private Reserve teas and the latest Dilmah 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee Gourmet range and the vibrant and exciting Vivid tea selection.

Dilmah takes the lead in bringing innovation to a global tea category that has suffered decline as a result of commoditisation. Signature events such as the Chefs & the Teamaker and Real High Tea are innovations that seek to educate and inspire hospitality professionals to offer their guests a completely new tea experience. The events foster greater respect for this healthy, natural and versatile beverage.

The Dilmah School of Tea seeks to inspire passion in tea through knowledge of the artisanal aspects of tea amongst hospitality professionals, tea aficionados and consumers. The emphasis is on the importance of Real Tea and the versatility of this natural herb in Tea Gastronomy, food pairing and Tea Mixology.

Dilmah is Ethical Tea, in that all packaging profits are retained in Sri Lanka and fund the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. We believe that Business is a Matter of Human Service.