Z Specialty Food - Hawaiian Creamy Lehua
The islands of Hawaii come to you. This creamed honey has a butterscotch flavor and is a bit mineraly. Currently the Ohia tree is being threatened by disease, and there is some concern that the trees will die off in mass.
Aroma – Malt
Color – Light Amber
Thickness – Creamed
Taste – Caramel & Brown Sugar
Hawaiian Lehua Honey promotes an image of tropical breezes, lush countryside, beautiful flowers, and stormy volcanoes. It is said in Hawaiian lore, that you approach the Volcano Kilauea with both respect and an offering for the fire goddess, Pele.
The traditional tribute is a branch from the Ohia tree with its lovely, fluffy red blossom, the Lehua. You must leave the branch at the volcano to pacify Pele’s fiery temperament.
This same blossom, with the strength to quell volcanoes, also creates this luxurious, tropical honey; Hawaiian Lehua! Lehua Honey, totally unique in flavor, color and aroma, crystallizes readily into a white, creamy consistency perfect for spreading.
About the Producer:
Z Specialty Food prides itself on operating a sustainable business. Founder Ishai Zeldner got his start with beekeeping in Israel, then later studied apiculture at UC Davis in California. The whole Zeldner family pitches in with the business and they live and operate in Davis California. Z Specialty Food purchases their honeys from from beekeepers and farmers around the country. Because they have the opportunity to taste so many different varieties, they have become experts at selecting the best of each variety, and are able to bring some truly unique single sourced varieties.