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  • Meet Jo & discover what makes him tick

    Continuing our ‘meet the team’ profiles, please meet Jo who heads up our Sales & Marketing team and is Grandson of our founder, Sir Michael Colman. Jo joined the family business 5 years ago, having started his career in politics and then followed his passion for all things food, working at Jude’s Ice Cream, our …

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  • Mint on the move – Christmas fairs

    It’s that time of year again when Catherine is travelling around London and the South West, taking Summerdown on the road to some brilliant Christmas fairs. See below where she’s going to be and please come and say hi – we love to meet our customers, new and old and hear all about your Summerdown …

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  • Introducing our new herb farmer and distiller

    In the first of our ‘meet the team’ profiles, we’d like to introduce you to Rosie. Rosie is our herb grower and distiller who officially joined Summerdown’s farm team in May this year. Rosie has worked in different areas of the agricultural sector, from harvest work driving tractors and trailers at Summerdown, to being a …

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  • Jude’s icecream launches Mint Chocolate icecream

    We’re delighted to reveal a new project we’ve been working on with our friends @judesicecream – plant based Mint Chocolate ice cream expertly churned by Jude’s, using our finest Black Mitcham peppermint oil. This minty delight is full of chocolate swirls and chocolate pieces and is absolutely delicious. You can grab yourself a tub exclusively …

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  • Shortlisted for BBC Food & Farming Award

      We are absolutely thrilled that our peppermint tea has been shortlisted in the BBC Radio 4 Food & Farming awards in the ‘Drinks Producer’ category. Launched in 2000, to mark the 20th anniversary of Radio 4’s The Food Programme, their mission is to honour those who have done most to promote the cause of …

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  • Summerdown scoops 2 more Great Taste Awards

    Both our new Peppermint & Camomile tea and our dark chocolate Neopolitans found in our Mint Chocolate Collection have won a 2022 Great Taste Award, taking our tally to 31 awards!     The judges praised the tea as ‘fresh and uplifting’, with a wonderfully strong peppermint character. The mint flavour is very clean with …

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  • Win a box of peppermint brownies

      To celebrate National Picnic week from 18th – 26th June, we’ve teamed up with Hampshire-based the Homemade Brownie Company to giveaway 5 boxes of their seriously delicious peppermint brownies made with our pure English Black Mitcham peppermint oil and dark chocolate peppermint crisps. The Homemade Brownie Company produces their luxury chocolate brownies using the …

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  • Find joy in your garden

      This National Gardening Week, we’re delighted to read that the RHS are encouraging gardeners to find the joy in gardening. “Whether it’s sowing seeds together, taking a moment’s break to nurture your houseplants or kicking back with a cup of tea in your favourite green space, there’s so much joy to be found in gardening …

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  • Our new restorative tea collection

      We’re delighted to launch our two new restorative herbal teas;  Camomile and Peppermint & Camomile.  Naturally, like our best-selling award-winning peppermint tea, both teas are free from caffeine and 100% plastic free. Our teas aren’t like other herbal teas; that’s because our teas are made entirely from herbs grown on our Hampshire farm, giving …

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  • Stress awareness month

    We asked Consultant Clinical Aromatherapist to Summerdown, Shelley Baker, for some wise words on how to look after ourselves. Shelley says “It’s fair to say life has become stressful over the past two years and when we are stressed our body goes into the so-called “fight or flight” or response. When we lived in caves …

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  • Are you getting enough sleep?

    Friday 19th March marks World Sleep Day and after such a tumultuous year, we need sleep more than ever. We caught up with Clinical Aromatherapist Shelley Baker who shares our passion for essential oils and believes that sleep and relaxation are key to wellbeing. “Sleep is essential to let the mind and body repair each …

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  • Minty interiors to refresh your home for Spring

    As the weather turns warmer, the bulbs come out and the sun shines for longer, we start to get a spring in our step and seek to shed winter from our homes, have a good old spring clean and refresh our homes for the new season. One way to do this is to bring the [...] More  →