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Re-establishing mint as a premium British crop has been a labour of love and everyone at Summerdown is immensely proud of the achievement. Our efforts are increasingly recognised in the food industry, with Summerdown teas and chocolates receiving prestigious awards.

Making a mint

Making a mint

His family might be better known for mustard, but Sir Michael Colman is now making a success of growing Black Mitcham mint

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The interview

The interview

Food industry veteran Sir Michael Colman tells us about his inspiration behind creating Summerdown Mint

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Freshly minted

Freshly minted

Sir Michael Colman has reintroduced a crop not seen for generations on his Hampshire farm

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Mint condition

Mint condition

It took more than a decade for Sir Michael Colman to re-establish Black Mitcham peppermint in Britain but the results are worth it.

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Mr Mustard’s mint

Mr Mustard’s mint

Sir Michael Colman has re-established the link between England and quality peppermint oil and is revelling in the sweet smell of success.

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