A fresh lemony flavour, with light golden colour. A taste of late summer meadows. This honey is uniquely viscous, compared to other runny honey, ideal for drizzling over fresh harvest time fruit.
Phacelia is flowering in late summer to early autumn, phacelia flowers are a favourite of our bee sisters, and the flowers provide a staple food source in the run-up to the winter months. It has a fresh, almost zesty flavour with mild sweetness, this is followed by almost no aftertaste. It has a beautiful light golden colour and flows freely when runny, with a uniquely vicious texture for that classic honey drizzle.
The fresh flavour and lack of lingering taste make it ideal honey for baking or mixing with drinks, or anywhere you want just a touch of fresh sweetness and no overpowering flavour. The runny, stretchy, golden drizzle is ideal when paired with fresh harvest-time fruit such as apples, or raspberries. A taste of a late summer meadow, with a golden colour to match the harvest time hues.
All of our honey is raw and untouched by any additives or preservatives. Our phacelia honey is sourced directly from Andy’s grandfather’s apiaries in Poland, and proudly processed, jarred and packed here in Edinburgh using zero-plastic materials.
What is Phacelia?
Phacelia is a crucial food source for pollinators, especially our bee sisters as they start stocking up for the winter months. It is often planted as a ‘green manure’, as it is very efficient at storing nitrogen which, when the plant dies, can be composted back into the soil. This is a different form of green manure than plats that ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air, such as legumes.
Some phacelia species originate from modern-day southern USA and northern Mexico. Here they have been used by indigenous communities as a staple food source, eating the stems and leaves as steamed greens.
Phacelia Honey Uses?
As we mentioned Phacelia is the ideal honey for baking, mixing drinks, or any occasion that calls for honey that will not be overpowering but brings a touch of fresh sweetness. We think it is the ideal substitute for sugar in making your own soft drinks.
Here’s a recipe for a homemade isotonic drink that will match perfectly with the fresh sweetness of the Phacelia honey!
Makes a Large Jug
4 tbls Honey
1 cup Hot water
¼ tbls Salt
4 cups Cold water
2 tbls Lemon (or any other fruit) juice.
Stir the honey into the water, and add the salt and the fruit juice. Then top up with cold water, and keep in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Honey is the ideal sweetener, as it contains various types of sugars which are absorbed at different rates, especially good for sports, it will keep you energised for longer than drinks with refined sugar. Isotonic drinks are effective because the salt ensures the drink has a similar particulate count as blood. Allowing for rapid absorption of fluid into the bloodstream.