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Ingredient Hunting

At Fever-Tree, taste is everything. Which is why co-founders Charles and Tim have travelled to some of the most remote, beautiful (and dangerous) regions of the world to source the highest quality natural ingredients from small specialist suppliers.



The brand name, "Fever-Tree", is the colloquial name for the cinchona tree, the bark of which produces quinine, the essential bitterness in tonic. After much research, a fever tree plantation was found in the Congo which produced the purest form of quinine in the world. The only drinks company to be using this high quality ingredient, Tim travelled out to this war torn region, to visit the thriving plantation.



Fever-Tree’s Ginger Beer and Ginger Ale are created using a blend of three gingers, sourced from three very different locations:

Fresh Green Ginger from the Ivory Coast -
The discovery of this ginger was a real ‘eureka’ moment for Charles and Tim. It is light and fresh in its aroma due to the oils being extracted as soon as the ginger is harvested. Charles visited the farmers in the Ivory Coast who are cultivating this unique ginger and distilling the oils especially for Fever-Tree.
Ginger from Nigeria -
the Nigerian ginger has an aromatic intensity that adds depth to the ginger flavour.
Ginger from Cochin -
uniquely rich and earthy, almost chocolatey in its aroma, this ginger complements the flavour notes in the Nigerian ginger and Fresh Green Ginger perfectly.
Lemon Thyme and Rosemary

Lemon Thyme and Rosemary from Provence

The team were determined to keep pushing the boundaries for the benefit of the consumers. Fever-Tree’s Mediterranean Tonic includes many essential oils of citrus and herbs gathered from around the shores of the Mediterranean. Lemon Thyme and Rosemary are two of the ingredients from Provence which provide the tonic with its uniquely floral aroma, boosting the subtle aromas of great vodkas and lighter gins.

Sfumatrice Lemon Extracts

Sfumatrice Lemon extracts from Sicily

Some of the world’s finest lemons grow on the fertile slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily, extracts of which are used in Fever-Tree tonics, premium lemon and lemonade. To extract the high quality oils from the skin of the lemons, ‘Sfumatrice’ equipment is used to gently hand press the lemons – normally a process reserved for the perfume industry.