California Orange Blossom Honey
When we offer various HONEYS, we often try to describe how their flavors complement certain foods or how a specific HONEY might best be used. We find this difficult with ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY, because we haven’t yet found anything that we don’t like it on. This seems to be the quintessential HONEY; its great on toast, biscuits, pancakes, hot cereal, and scones. Its wonderful in tea and coffees. Orange blossom honey makes a great desert topping for ice cream, fruits, and cakes. It works famously in BBQ sauces and glazes. Bakers love it. Brewers find it’s one of the best for meads and beers.
This is not to say it is a common or featureless HONEY, quite the contrary. It is light amber in color, so its flavor is milder than some HONEYS; but it is very sweet and delicious. It is floral, fruity, fragrant and delicate, with a hint of citrus. Many HONEYS taste surprisingly different than the flower they come from, but not so the ORANGE BLOSSOM HONEY. If you don’t know what an ORANGE BLOSSOM smells like, just open a jar of this HONEY and taste it. You’ll enjoy its body, too; it is rich, full, and thick.