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Well you know how much I love High Tea or Afternoon Tea don't you? And I know my lovely readers like it about as much as I do. Well in August this year Dilmah tea will also host a series of Charitea events at the Hilton Hotels around Australia to raise money for the MJF Foundation is a humanitarian assistance programmes which helps in the education of children in Sri Lanka which is of course where some of the best tea is grown.
Also for those of you with cooking fantasies and baking skills Dilmah is concurrently running a High Tea Challenge (open to chefs and consumers) in August where they have to develop a high tea menu and match it with Dilmah tea, the short listed entries will have to present their menu at Hilton Hotels (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide) to Dilhan Fernando (son of Dilmah Founder Merrill J Fernando), Peter Kuruvita and Bernard Uber.
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Tickets to the Chariteas are $60 each but thanks to Dilmah, seven lucky Not Quite Nigella readers will each win two tickets to a High Tea in their nearest state worth $120 so that is a total prize pool of $840! For a chance to win two tickets to the Charitea event of your choice all you have to do is tell me what your favourite tea flavour is and why and don't forget to tell me which date/event you would like to go to in your answer! *Simply add your answer as a comment to the story. The competition ends at midnight AEST 31st of July, 2011. You can enter this competition once daily and it is open to anyone within Australia but transport to and from the venues is not included.*
The events are as follows:
Monday August 8, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne
Tuesday August 9, Novotel Glen Waverley, Melbourne
Wednesday August 10, Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide
Friday August 12, Hilton Perth, Perth
Monday August 15, Hilton Sydney, Sydney
Tuesday August 16, Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, Sydney
Thursday August 18, Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane
The winners are:*
* Monday August 8, Hilton on the Park, Melbourne: #105 Piedt*
Tuesday August 9, Novotel Glen Waverley, Melbourne: #9 Caroline T
Wednesday August 10, Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide: #43 Petrina
Friday August 12, Hilton Perth, Perth: #170 gobsmack'd
Monday August 15, Hilton Sydney, Sydney: #29 Meg
Tuesday August 16, Flying Fish Restaurant & Bar, Sydney: #72 Intolerant Chef
Thursday August 18, Hilton Brisbane, Brisbane #112: Miriam Ella
Winners, the Dilmah PR will contact you on the email you provided! :) *
And if you think that you might want to enter the challenge you can too. Just devise an original recipe for one or all of the following categories: a tea-based cocktail, a tea-based mocktail, a pairing of tea with food and the invention of a tea-based food recipe using specified Dilmah teas as a key ingredient. Three regional winners per state will be shortlisted in August, and each awarded a weekend package for two at their local Hilton Hotel as well as personalised Dilmah luxury tea presenters. The winners receive a trip to the Ceylon Tea Trails in Sri Lanka and will also present their high tea menu at the Colombo Hiltons t-Bar hosted by Dilmah family and VIP guests. Enter or buy tickets to the Charitea at www.dilmah.com.au.
Best of luck!
Lots of love,
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