Dilmah Tea founder to visit Sisters Supa IGA in Joondalup

Dilmah Tea founder Merrill J Fernando will visit Sisters Supa IGA on May 10.
Dilmah Tea founder Merrill J Fernando will visit Sisters Supa IGA on May 10.

THE founder of Dilmah Tea, Merrill J Fernando will visit a Joondalup supermarket this month.

Mr Fernando and his son Dilhan will be at Sisters Supa IGA in Lakeside Joondalup shopping centre on May 10 from 9.30-10.30am as part of a tour leading up to the brand’s 30th anniversary.

The first 100 people to meet them will receive a branded tea cup and saucer.

The company will donate $500 to the supermarket’s nominated charity, i60 Community Services, as part of its emphasis on giving back.

“We come into this world with nothing, we leave with nothing,” Mr Fernando said.

“Let us, therefore, share that wealth, while we are still around, so that the goodwill and contentment created thereby may make our world a happier place for others too.”

Named after his sons Dilhan and Malik, the Dilmah brand began in 1988 in Australia and is now sold in more than 90 countries.

As a young tea grower, Mr Fernando produced his first traditionally grown, handpicked tea in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) in the 1950s.