1829C. RoseFour Yrs in Sn Afr. 13I have now discussed the Races, the South-easter, the arrival of a Mail, and the Masquerade; and I will defy the most hackneyed Caper to name another thing that ‘Breaks the tedium of fantastic idleness’ in the capital of Southern Africa.
1855J.W. ColensoTen Weeks in Natal 86The latter [tea] was of a kind manufactured expressly for the Cape Colony, and called Caper tea.
1857Cape Monthly Mag.II. Sept. 187Articles of import may be quoted thus:..Caper tea, direct, 32s. p 10 catty box.
1883Daily News 27 July 6Tea..scented Caper 5d. to 1s. 0¼d.
c1963B.C. TaitDurban Story 56For beverage, the housewife refreshed her family with the rather coarse ‘Caper’ tea from China mixed especially for the Cape market.
1976D.M.B. PrestonStory of Frontier Town 58Tea was rough and coarse and made by ‘John Chinaman’ especially for the Cape market, and known as ‘Caper’. It was sold universally in 10 catty boxes (about 12 lbs) a package.
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