Mint holds a special place at Island Growers.
While visiting many upstanding watering holes, Mojitos were not consistently available due to the lack of supply/availability of the herb. That's when Mr. and Mrs. had a eureka moment and in due course, Island Growers was born; its main purpose being to supply restaurants and bars with mint. We have been doing this for the past year or so, supplying some major restaurants in the south and central areas of Trinidad.
Today marks a small but significant milestone for Island Growers, as we are now offering fresh mint at the retail level.
Many have minted articles about mint. Long and short, mint is a versatile herb. It could be used as a garnish, for flavour, sauces, jellies, in beverages or as a main ingredient in food. Some are of the view that it is high in antioxidant, aids in digestion and at times, have a cooling effect. Whatever you believe in, one thing is for sure, Island Growers mint is free from harmful chemicals or pesticides, grown using environmentally safe methods.
So Mint and Chill. Our mint will bring instant chill to your day. Will it make you a chill person? Don't get ahead of yourself, but it will make an awesome drink, jelly sauce or anything that requires fresh mint.
Feeling for some tea? Mint tea is not only refreshing, but easy to make. Take a bunch of Island Growers mint (amount varies to your liking), tear the leaves off the stems, place into a mug, tea pot or french press and add boiling water. Allow to steep for at least 3 minutes, longer if you like your tea strong. Strain or sip right away. Enjoy!
Pro Tip: Mint could be added to your regular black or green tea, just add the mint with your tea bags or tea leaves. Take it up a notch by adding a slice of fresh lemon.