Dilmah High Tea Challenge

3 Sep

A little while ago I entered a competition by Dilmah tea. The challenge was to create a tea infused ‘High Tea’ treat. Check out Dilmah’s High Tea Challenge here. I decided to put my creativity to the test and enter the competition. I made Dilmah tea infused Chai Macarons inspired by my trip to India earlier this year.

Australia is full of diverse talented home cooks that I didn’t for a moment think I’d stand a chance, but I’m happy to say I was called back for the Queensland round to present my dish to be judged. I’m one of 12 participants that will present their dishes for judging this Friday (7 September), I feel truly honoured to have been chosen. The judging will be undertaken by Peter Kuravita (renowned Australian-Sri Lankan Chef), Bernd Uber and Dilhan Fernando (son of Dilmah Founder, Merrill J Fernando). Like their Facebook page here to view updates and photos throughout the competition.

The gold medal winner in each state receives a weekend at the Hilton and from these winners a national winner is chosen to take a trip to visit Sri Lanka’s Tea Trails. I don’t have much hope of winning (the thought has crossed my mind though), I’m just overwhelmed and excited to have reached this level.

Win or not I’ll be posting the recipe for these Chai Macarons soon.


8 Responses to “Dilmah High Tea Challenge”

  1. Maryam Issadeen September 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I’m so excited for your Faaiza, best of luck insha-Allah you’ll knock their socks off 🙂

    • Faaiza.O September 3, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

      Aww, thanks Maryam! You should have entered!

  2. thecasualfoodblogger September 18, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Wow congrats! The Chai macarons look fantastic and what a great idea!

    • Faaiza.O September 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

      Thank you 🙂

      • Angela January 7, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

        I would love if you share your recipe! Looks amazing!

      • Faaiza.O January 25, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

        Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Thank you for your wonderful comment. I have moved my site, you can find the recipe to the chai macarons here 🙂 http://modestmunchies.com/2012/11/30/chai-macarons/


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