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Lehua Honey

The monofloral honey from the Ohi’a Lehua tree can only be

produced on the island of Hawaii. The Ohi’a Lehua was the first

tree to break through the hard black lava covering much of the

island. It’s flowers are a beguiling red color that provides an

enticing contrast to the grey green leaves and black lava

surrounding it.

The Lehua, also known as Pele’s Flower, is the official flower

of the island of Hawaii. It has an important place in Hawaiian

mythology which tells us Ohi’a and Lehua were lovers. The

Volcano Goddess Pele fell in love with Ohi’a and in a jealous

fit, Pele turned Ohi’a into a twisted tree. The gods took pity

on heartbroken Lehua and turned her into a flower, which they

placed on Ohi’a’s tree forever uniting the two lovers. The

legend remains today that it will rain when a Lehua is plucked

from the tree, signifying the tears of the separated lovers.

The Ohi’a Lehua blossom produces a thick and creamy that is

known for its unique texture, which is creamy and yet slightly

crystallized. The flavor is sweet, but not overpowering with

undertones of salted caramel.

 

3oz.

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