Ingredients

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

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Quinine

From the Democratic Republic of Congo

Quinine is the key ingredient, and the essential bitterness, in tonic water. The brand name Fever-Tree was chosen as it is the colloquial name for the cinchona tree, the bark of which produces quinine. After much research, a specific type of fever tree plantation (known as cinchona Ledgeriana) located on the Rwanda/Congo border, was found to be producing the purest quinine in the world. For Charles and Tim, there was no other option but to source Fever-Tree's quinine from this plantation - the only drinks company to be doing so. Read more about Tim's trip out to the Congo in the 'Latest' section.

Drinks: Indian Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Aromatic Tonic Water , Mediterranean Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Sicilian Lemon Tonic

Fresh Green Ginger

From the Ivory Coast

The discovery of this ginger from the Ivory Coast was a real 'eureka' moment for Charles and Tim. Unlike any other ginger, it has an incredible lemongrass freshness to its aroma due to the oils being extracted as soon as the ginger is harvested. Charles has visited the farmers in the Ivory Coast who are cultivating this unique ginger and distilling the oils specially for Fever-Tree. Read more about his story on the 'Latest' part of the website.

Drinks: Aromatic Tonic Water , Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Nigerian Ginger

From Nigeria

The ginger that we source from Nigeria has an aromatic intensity to it that adds depth to the ginger flavour. It perfectly complements the fresh zesty notes of the Fresh Green Ginger and the rich, chocolately notes of the ginger that we source from Cochin in South West India.

Drinks: Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Cochin Ginger

From South West India

Uniquely rich and earthy, almost chocolatey in its aroma, this ginger complements the flavour notes in the Nigerian ginger and Fresh Green ginger perfectly. Cultivated by a small specialist producer in the beautiful Cochin area of India, Charles and Tim recently visited the farmers to learn more about their techniques.

Drinks: Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Elderflowers

From Gloucestershire

To capture the finest elderflower flavour, we source hand-picked flowers from a small Gloucestershire farm on the edge of the Cotswolds. Renowned for growing some of the highest quality elder bushes in the UK, the elderflowers are hand-collected on the farm between May and June when the region is in full bloom. The unique flavour extraction process begins within hours of picking, to ensure that none of the delicate floral flavour is lost.

Drinks: Elderflower Tonic Water

'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 some of our tonic waters and also in our Sicilian 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. Again, we are the only drinks company to be using such a high quality extract.

Drinks: Sicilian Lemonade, Sicilian Lemon Tonic

Lemon Thyme and Rosemary

From the shores of the Mediterranean

We were determined to keep pushing the boundaries for the benefit of our consumers. Our Mediterranean Tonic includes many essential oils of citruses 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.

Drinks: Mediterranean Tonic Water

Natural Sugar

Natural Cane Sugar or Fruit Sugar

Unlike most mixers and soft drinks on the market today which contain saccharine or aspartame, our products are sweetened with only natural sugars. In our regular products we use cane sugar and in our Naturally Light products we use fruit sugar. These natural sweeteners create a fuller mouth-feel with none of the cloying aftertastes associated with cheaper, artificial alternatives.

Drinks: Indian Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Aromatic Tonic Water , Mediterranean Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Spring Soda Water, Sicilian Lemonade, Sicilian Lemon Tonic, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Soft Spring Water

From the Elmhurst Spring

We use the very best quality natural spring water from a source in rural Staffordshire. With a low mineral content, this water is very soft, thus ensuring that our drinks are subtle in their taste and clean in their finish. High carbonation is a vital component of any mixed drink which is why we carbonate our products to an exceptionally high level. By using small, perfect bubbles we have been able to create an even smoother finish to our drinks. The smaller bubbles, combined with the viscosity created by using natural sugars, means that all of our drinks stay carbonated for longer - crucial when you are mixing them with spirits.

Drinks: Indian Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Aromatic Tonic Water , Mediterranean Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water, Spring Soda Water, Sicilian Lemonade, Sicilian Lemon Tonic, Ginger Ale, Ginger Beer, Naturally Light Ginger Beer

Bitter Orange

From Zygoma, Tanzania

Bitter orange is another key ingredient in any tonic water and can be sourced from all over the world. However, we worked with a specialist ingredient hunter who told us about a rare and unique extract that he had discovered while in Tanzania. In a small town called Zygoma, bitter oranges are hand pressed under cold conditions which prevents the loss of the volatile fragrant components.

Drinks: Indian Tonic Water, Naturally Light Tonic Water, Aromatic Tonic Water

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