This eucalyptus honey has an almost musky scent, with a characteristic umami finish of licorice, sometimes markedly smoked, with complex notes of dried porcini mushrooms, bouillon cube, and dulce de leche. It is balanced between sweet and savory, at times slightly spicy. E. camaldulensis, the most common species of eucalyptus in Italy, produces huge quantities of pollen, and 10 grams of honey contain up to a million granules of pollen.
The characteristics of this honey make it ideal for any dish featuring aromatic herbs. The salty notes make it a good match for raw seafood. Its companion cheeses are fresh goat cheese, sweet gorgonzola, and various fresh dairy products.
In the Kitchen:
Wonderful in vegetable flans or risotto
This Rare Tea Cellar Exclusive is a truly magnificent honey. From the artistry of Mieli Thun quintessence is the story of the flowering zenith, when honey reaches its maximum possible integrity. There is a magical moment when the flower is more generous in nectar, more intense in aroma and taste.