The Jamaica Agriculture Ministry wants to develop a pilot project to produce tea in the protected region of the Jamaica Blue Mountains.
contextually coffee grown in the Blue Mountains is amongst the worlds finest and fetches a premium price.
Agriculture minister Roger Clarke told Parliament in May 2013 that his ministry was currently negotiating a contract with a specialist to help devise an industrial plan for the nutraceutical industry.
“There are a number of herbs and spices known to us, such as mint, cerasee and fever grass that we use on a domestic basis with spectacular results,” Clarke told Parliament.
“The time has come for us to commercialise these herbs and spices,” the minister added.