Always Teatime Challenge by Dilmah

The global tea challenge to pairing the world’s finest tea with every mood and every moment!

Teatime isn’t a time, it’s a series of moments. We’re challenging contestants of any age or profession to create 21st Century Teatime Pairings for moments in the Morning, Afternoon or Evening. In return, 33 prizes worth over $8000 will take the most creative lovers of tea on a tea inspired journey! Click here to see the full list of prizes.

The Always Teatime contest has tea at its core. It is a contemporary interpretation of tea designed to emphasize the perfect synergy that tea offers in the morning, afternoon and evening. You are invited to challenge the norms (and yourselves) in creating an innovative 21st Century breakfast perfectly paired with a bracing morning tea, capturing flavours linked to a good emotional start of the day. We challenge you to bring the occasion of Afternoon Tea to the 21st Century with each dish perfectly paired with a different tea or infusion to complement it and highlight the whole experience with style and finesse, relevant to your culture and heritage. We dare you to shake it up with Tea cocktails, mocktails or any drink that has an element of tea- be it a tea foam, tea ice cubes, or even a tea aura- perfectly paired with antipasti for evenings to wind up or wind down.

Always teatime is more than a challenge, it’s a lifestyle revolution… paired with tea. And you are what will ignite it.

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Ready, set, go tea inspired!

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Overall Winners are announced.

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The 3 leading contestants are competing head to head for the grand prize of the Tea Lovers’ Choice Award!

  • - Dilmah Lebanese moments by Ali Zahr - 154 Votes
  • - Syrniki, Ukrainian Breakfast paired with Dilmah tea by Liydmyla - 138 Votes
  • - Tea for Two & Two for Tea: Rooibos Cream Swans by Yasmina Saddi - 135 Votes
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Results for June out now!

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Dilhan C. Fernando shares tips to creating a winning pairing...

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Dilmah’s Always Tea Time Challenge has now began so flood us with your delicious entries and stand a chance to win over $8000 in prizes!