Hilton Glasgow launches tea lounge by Dilmah

Hilton Glasgow officially opens the UK's first Tea Lounge by Dilmah in partnership with internationally renowned ethical tea brand Dilmah. Pictured is Award-winning tea sommelier and mixologist Robert Schinkel (centre) with Still Game actors Mark Cox and Jane McCarry.

Hilton Glasgow has officially launched a Tea Lounge by Dilmah, the first of its kind in the UK, in partnership with Dilmah, Sri Lanka’s most recognised international brand of ethical tea.

Glasgow has been chosen to join Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dubai (UAE), Jakarta (Indonesia) and others around the world in hosting a ‘Tea Lounge by Dilmah’.

Visitors and guests to the hotel will be able to enjoy a high quality, elegant experience of a wide range of fine hand-picked teas, cocktails and mocktails, all paired with delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread, tasty fresh scones prepared that day and a wide selection of exquisite cakes including a range of milk, white and dark chocolates. The ‘Tea Lounge by Dilmah’ aims to be a delight for all tea lovers.

The tea lounge will be open from 1130am-5pm every day. In addition to a first-class dining experience, the Tea Lounge by Dilmah will offer retail opportunities for guests to enjoy Dilmah tea at home.

At the launch, Robert Schinkel, the award-winning tea sommelier from the Netherlands gave a theatrical presentation showcasing the unique qualities of Dilmah tea. Robert has personally trained the staff at Hilton Glasgow to prepare and serve Dilmah Tea to the highest standard.

Calum Ross, General Manager of Hilton Glasgow comments: “It is fantastic to officially welcome Dilmah to Hilton Glasgow! We love working with them and the great story that ties us together. The Scotsman James Taylor was the first to introduce the concept of a tea plantation to Sri Lanka and now we bring the first Tea Lounge by Dilmah to Scotland. The phenomenal quality of Dilmah Tea paired with our delicious savoury and sweet treats create an experience that will put our Afternoon Tea on every tea lover’s map.”

Dilhan C. Fernando, CEO of Dilmah Tea comments: “Glasgow is a cosmopolitan city with a thriving culture of food and drinking experiences, combined with a history of friendly welcoming people who I believe will appreciate our commitment to ethical tea production. Hilton Glasgow has an impeccable reputation for quality and we look forward to working together on this exciting venture.”