It took more than a decade to re-establish traditional Black Mitcham mint on our farm in the foothills of the Hampshire Downs. We had to relearn lost mint farming skills from America and import and adapt the latest production techniques and technologies. One major challenge was adapting the plants and techniques to suit British conditions.
When our mint fields have been harvested, the leaves are taken to our purpose-built distillery. The result is a rare, single-estate peppermint oil with an intense flavour and a scent that is also highly-prized by aromatherapists.