This blend is inspired by the famous Orientalist and Asian explorer Alexandra David-Neel, who was also a great tea-lover. The black tea harkens back to China and the tea route; the broad range of spices (including pepper, clove, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom) recalls Neel's personal quest for the distant Orient; and the fresh, floral note evokes the benefits and plenitude of meditation.
Since 1854, Mariage Frères has been sourcing and blending the worlds' finest teas. And their history goes back even further, to the 1600s in fact, when their ancestors began sailing to distant lands in search of new and exotic flavors. For 150 years, their teas have been brewed at the worlds' finest restaurants, hotels and teahouses.