Caren Balfour established and manages the business alongside her husband.
She discusses Jamaica Valley’s unique taste and the intricate processes, behind the scenes: “We have four different seasonings – including curry and chicken – plus six different teas; we are currently working on more,” she explains.
I loved the spices and different techniques used and carefully set out to learn and memorise the different flavours and techniques.”Dan moved to London with his work in promotional merchandising before moving to Wiltshire and more recently Yorkshire.
Although it is based in London, England, Jamaica Valley products are manufactured in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The ingredients - peppers, onions, garlic, pimento for instance – are ground and combined together to create an authentic flavour”.
Naturally, the teas undergo a different but similarly elaborate process which begins with sourcing the bushes from local farmers and bringing it back to Runaway Bay.
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