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Emirates and Dilmah

We’ve been pouring fresh cups of luxury Dilmah tea on board and in our lounges since 1992, and we serve over 10 different varieties. Behind every blend is the passion of Dilmah’s founder, Merrill J. Fernando, who launched the brand based on two principles: producing the finest, freshest quality tea while giving back to the community. Together our shared passion for quality and authenticity goes into every cup we serve.

Celebrate 30 years of Dilmah

Join us in celebrating International Tea Day on 21 May. It’s also the 30th anniversary of our partnership with Dilmah luxury teas, so what better time to celebrate this versatile drink. If you’re flying with us on selected routes from Dubai this 21 May, you can take home a special gift box containing three Dilmah teas - Ceylon Breakfast, Turmeric, Coconut and Vanilla Tea, and Early Grey with Honey.

In First Class on selected flights to the UK, you can pair our unique Emirates Signature Tea with our afternoon tea bites. And join us in the A380 Onboard Lounge to sip our special Dilmah Elixir Breeze mocktail - a mix of Emirates Signature Iced Tea, chilled apple juice and sparkling water, garnished with a lime wedge.

Choose a Dilmah tea to suit your mood

Relax with the soothing taste of Dilmah tea in every travel class. In First and Business Class, choose from a fine selection of gourmet blends to suit your mood, from an energy boosting Earl Grey, to a mellow Pure Camomile Flowers. Or try bespoke teas like Sencha Green Extra Special or Breakfast in Paradise, with turmeric, coconut and vanilla. And in Economy Class you can sip a cup of Premium Ceylon or Natural Green Tea.
Hand-picked in the central hills of Sri Lanka, the tea leaves are withered, rolled, fermented and fired to produce tea with sophisticated aromas, tastes and textures. Enjoy them fresh from the plantation to your cup.

The Emirates Signature tea

Savour the aromatic flavours of our own Emirates Signature tea blend made exclusively for us by Dilmah and served only in First Class. It uses flowery orange pekoe 1 leaf, with a sprinkle of marigold and safflower. Rich aromatic notes of rose, almond and ginger give it a balance of fragrances and flavours. Pair this fragrant tea with savoury dishes including nuts or leafy vegetables. Or try it with the sweet flavour of light cakes and chocolate or caramel desserts.
Take home our Emirates Signature Tea
Dilmah teas for First Class
Savour a selection of the finest Dilmah teas in First Class.
  • Dombagastalawa Estate Ceylon

    Dombagastalawa Estate Ceylon FBOP1 grade with safflower, marigold flowers, and added flavours of rose, ginger and almond.
  • The Original Earl Grey

    This original Earl Grey Tea offers a rich and strong brew, enhanced with oil of Bergamot; it is a distinctive and unique flavour.
  • Moroccan Mint Green Tea

    A pleasing all natural combination of gentle Green Tea and the sweet fragrance of peppermint leaves.
  • Brilliant Breakfast

    Intense and majestic, this tea offers body, strength, colour and pungency representing the essence of a fine Ceylon tea.
  • Sencha Green Extra Special

    Sencha is a steamed green tea, the most popular tea in Japan where its delicate flavour and mild finish are especially appreciated.
  • Pure Camomile Flowers

    The daisy-like camomile flower tea has an uplifting aroma reminiscent of flowers, and is naturally caffeine-free.
Dilmah teas for Business Class
Choose from our gourmet Dilmah teas in Business Class.
  • Pure Camomile Flowers

    Inspiringly light, delicate and golden, camomile flowers tastes gentle and aromatic, and is naturally caffeine free.
  • Green Tea Moroccan Mint

    An enlivening and wonderfully refreshing green tea combining natural mint leaves in a traditional and wholly natural fusion of flavours.
  • Green Tea Natural

    A light and gentle green tea with a soft herbal note. Elegant, pale yellow with hues of olive when brewed.
  • Ceylon Breakfast

    An energetic tea. Bright, brisk and full bodied with a rich, natural taste. Grown at 4,000ft above sea level. Order a cup in our lounge to prepare for your early morning flight.
  • Turmeric, Coconut and Vanilla

    A relaxing evening tea you can sip in our lounge before your night flight. A delicious fusion of tropical spice and natural coconut and vanilla flavours.
  • Earl Grey with Honey

    A deliciously fragrant gourmet tea. Strong and full bodied with natural bergamot and honey. Grown at 3,000ft above sea level.
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