We use less quinine in our Mediterranean Tonic which, with the addition of rosemary and lemon thyme, produces a much lighter, more fragrant tonic.
The rocky hillside farms of the Provence region of southern France benefit from the warm air flowing inland from the Mediterranean Sea, creating perfect growing conditions for hardy aromatic shrubs like lemon thyme. The well-drained soil and long, sun-filled days allow these plants to thrive and the flavours to deepen.
The story of Fever-Tree is one of a pursuit for the best. In 2004, unhappy with the poor state of spirit mixers, founders Tim and Charles began trawling through history books and poring over maps to find sources of the very best ingredients, eventually travelling to the ends of the earth to get hold of them. Our Indian Tonic Water still uses natural quinine from the deep forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo, found by Charles and Tim on one of their first trips. Our Refreshingly Light Indian Tonic Water uses naturally sourced fruit sugar to provide the traditional sweet balance to the bitterness of the quinine.