Goblin Market gift set
This enchanting gift set is perfect for any lover of poetry and fable. Snuggle under a blanket with a warm cup of luscious fruit tea and revel in this evocative encounter with goblin-kind.
Be wary of the woods at night; hug to the hedges and seek shelter by tree – for it is the blackest night when Goblins roam free. Goblins, erelong the scourge of wandering youth, reveal themselves to few. These spreaders of mischief harvest the hidden fruits of the woods and – for a price – will share them with the curious mortals who step into their threshold.
Gift Set Contents:
1 x Goblin Market (Dover Fine Art) Hardcover, 64 pages
1 x 100g Apothecary jar of Goblin Market
1 x Empress Strainer
1 x 'One cup of perfect tea' measuring spoon
1 x Arthur Rackham postcard art print
A deeply coloured fruit infusion brimming with juicy berry flavour and aroma; its wide variety of forest fruits give the tea a uniquely sweet aroma with an intense fruity tang. Naturally caffeine-free and rich in vitamins, this blend makes a virtuous choice at any time of day.
Our Goblin Market blend is named after a Victorian narrative poem by Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894). She was a beloved English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. Especially notable are the poems 'Goblin Market' and 'Remember', and the words of the Christmas carol 'In the Bleak Midwinter'.
Her poem 'Goblin Market' is reproduced in this exceptionally fine, hardcover volume, with beautiful illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). He lent his haunting and dreamlike style to wide range of literature, including Wagner's The Ring of Nibelung, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Twilight of the Gods, Undine, Wind and the Willows, Gulliver's Travels and many others.
“Squeezed from goblin fruits for you, Goblin pulp and goblin dew”
These fruits are said to bear transcendent flavour. Abundant in nectar and seductively sweet, Goblin fruit is borne of virile soil and carries with it the dew of the undergrowth, of the sweetest berries tucked beyond stinging thistle and thorn’ed bramble, tantalising, forever out of mortal grasp.
Ever the keen adventurer, Miss McKeown has produced a tea to delight the palate of Goblin and human alike. This blend carries with it the flavours of the forest; of freshly-picked blackberries, verdant apple, sweet strawberries and faery-spun elderflower*.
As for the price? The toll for Goblin fruits is a cost too dear to most mortals… yet for a little sum, one could enjoy the taste of the Goblin Market all year round.
*Miss McKeown’s cannot guarantee faery sightings or protection from evil based on Elderflower consumption.
Steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly drawn water heated to 100 degrees Celsius. Serve without milk. Also exceedingly good served chilled with ice.
Hibiscus, Apple pieces, Elderberries, Raspberry pieces, Strawberry pieces, Blackberries, Morello cherries, Rosehip peel, Blackcurrant leaves, Blackberry leaves, Rose petals, Flavour