Blue Borage honey colour is light pinkish brown with an initial floral bouquet finished with a dusty rose oil characteristic. Clean tasting, mildly herbal with lemon and floral characteristics.
This honey is harvested from the remote high country region of Central Marlborough in the South Island of New Zealand.
Tall blue wildflowers of Vipers Bugloss (echium vulgare) cover the mountainsides and river valley flats of this ruggedly beautiful area. The honey is mild tasting and is not invasive when used in a variety of culinary ways. It is an excellent sweetener in tea, herbal teas, coffee etc. Moisture content tends to be a little lower than most other honeys being around 15-16%. This gives the honey a chewy texture. Characteristic to the honey is slow granulation. This enables the honey to stay liquid for longer. “Blue Borage” is a local common name given by high country musterers to Vipers Bugloss. When the plant begins to head up it resembles a coiled viper ready to strike and this may be responsible for its European name.