"A gentleman of adventure must yet have a place to house his books"
The quintessential English gentleman adventurer, H. Rider Haggard's extraordinary literary creation was an explorer in the time of Queen Victoria. The illustrious Allan Quatermain uncovered secrets buried in the beating heart of Africa; hunting adventure and big game, journeying through perilous terrain and uncharted jungle, equipped primarily with a sharp wit and a stout rifle. After beguiling the natives with his English ‘sorcery' and discovering the mythological treasure of King Solomon’s Mines, Quatermain returned triumphant to the life of an English country gentleman, laden with tales of derring-do and pockets laced with priceless diamonds.
Although Quatermain's adventures made him wealthy he found the allure of the wild too difficult to resist, and so he was rarely present at his stately manor. If one were lucky enough to receive an invitation – perhaps during one of his few periods of convalescence - the visitor might be asked to sit in his study, surrounded by the trophies of a life well-lived. There, couched in luxurious leather, one might be regaled with tales of adventure, recalled with a steely glance and a puff of his pipe. Quatermain's study was a place of distinction, a veritable museum of sacred relics and curious artefacts, a place where myth and reality intertwine.
True to the spirit of Quatermain , the tea that bears his name is not for the faint of heart. The flavour is rich and bold; redolent of peat fires, old books and leather armchairs, the tang of vintage scotch and the faintest air of vanilla tobacco.
Steep for 3 minutes in freshly drawn water heated to 100 degrees celcius. With or without milk.
Rooibos, Chinese Lapsang Souchong black tea, Lemon peel, Ginger, Vanilla pieces, Flavour
10g - 4 cup sample sachet
120g - Apothecary jar
100g - Regular refill bag
Please remember contents may settle in transit.