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  • 10 reasons to LOVE Summerdown

        1. Our homegrown peppermint is some of the finest in the world. Our single-estate English Black Mitcham peppermint, which we reintroduced to UK soil 30 years ago, has a pure, invigorating taste and crisp intensity which is totally unique. No blended, imported mint here! 2. We’re multi-award winning (21 x Great Taste awards, 5 x Beauty Shortlist awards, …

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  • Peppermint on BBC1’s ‘Easy ways to live well’

        Did you see BBC1’s Easy ways to live well programme on Wednesday 22nd January? Hugh and Steph are looking for ways to help the staff at a Welsh Doctor’s surgery stop their daytime snack cravings. Hugh’s team discover the power of peppermint, and how the strong aroma of peppermint can suppress the urge …

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  • Summerdown wins Feefo Gold

      We are so delighted to have just been awarded the GOLD Feefo Trusted Service Award, for the second year running. Since we started requesting reviews in September 2018, we’ve loved reading our customers’ feedback. Only those businesses providing the best experience for their customers, as rated by the customers, can receive this award. So …

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  • WIN minty treats to pep up your January

        You may have heard today referred to as ‘Blue Monday’.  The day was dreamt up by a PR company based on a combination of factors; from the weather, to our post-Christmas bank balance and low motivational levels. Yes you may be feeling sluggish, craving lighter mornings and not even started your New Year’s …

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  • Wellbeing benefits of peppermint tea

    We’re all feeling a little sluggish after the last few weeks of over-indulgence. With new year’s resolutions front of mind, we caught up with Nutritional Therapist Jo Saunders over a cup of peppermint tea to share some of the natural benefits of peppermint and gain some useful tips and quick wins to get 2018 off …

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  • As spotted in The Observer Magazine

      Sunday 16th December. We were delighted to feature in Annalisa Barbieri’s feature on mint chocolates in The Observer Magazine this Sunday.

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  • National trust welcomes Summerdown

        We’re delighted that our Body, bath and home collection is now stocked locally in Hinton Ampner, Polesden Lacy and the Vyne National Trust shops.

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  • Summerdown wins farm diversification award

      We’re delighted to have won the Basingstoke Agricultural Society’s award for the Farm Diversification category. The judges’ reasons for awarding this honour to Summerdown included; growing such a rare crop on the farm; the invention of the distilling process, using standard farm equipment, the forage harvester and farm labour; selling both the raw peppermint …

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  • Autumn days on the farm

      Harvest 2019 may be over and the peppermint oil distilled and barrel-aging as we write, but work never stops on the farm, with Ian and the farm team as busy as ever. Current jobs include planting 20,000 plugs of lavender, putting in cover crop for wildlife, which also helps keeps our soil as nutrient rich …

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  • Autumn skin essential

      The season change can wreak havoc on our skin so our mint & lemongrass body lotion is here to help. Made from nourishing oils of macademia, jojoba and sweet almond, and blended with shea butter, it not only softens and moisturises but the peppermint oil picks you up after a long day.

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  • National Baking week – recipe inspiration

      In honour of National Baking week, here is a link to all our recipes using Summerdown – for a little inspiration.

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  • Paul Hollywood’s Chocolate & mint roulade

    Ingredients 125g/4½oz dark chocolate 4 free-range eggs, separated 125g/4½oz caster sugar, plus extra for dusting 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted For the filling 325g/11½oz icing sugar, sifted 100g/3½oz butter, softened 2 tbsp milk 3-4 drops peppermint flavour oil (Paul used Summerdown Mint’s pure peppermint oil) 2 tbsp dark chooclate chips   Method Line a 24x35cm/9½x14in Swiss roll …

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