And so the story goes...
The Eighth Earl of Teeside inherited his title, a very large fortune, and his love for tea which developed during his childhood in India where his father managed vast tea plantations. Known for his innate ability to select only the finest leaves to blend, he rapidly rose through the ranks to manage his own estate.
His love of adventure brought him to Africa and he was often found exploring the Cederberg on horseback with his assistant by his side.
He was struck by the youth and vitality of the people in the district. Soon their secret to excellent health was revealed when indigenous people introduced him to the magical properties of rooibos.