Bright citrus notes, soft aromas of honey and a succulent note of marmalade.
Use 0.07oz of blossom per 5.1fl oz of water. (2g per 150ml).
For the optimum infusion use 212°F (100°C) water.
Infuse for 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
You can infuse this blossom at least three times. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
Cost Per Cup
$1.02 per cup based on 0.07oz of leaf per 5.1fl oz of water and 3 infusions.
FERRAN ROJO SOL
Nothing wasted, everything gained.
Ferran, the wonderful young farmer we work with to harvest our Rare Spanish Almond Blossom has now begun to gather orange blossom for us from his orchards.
This is really zero waste and sustainable farming at its best.
The orange trees are left to their own devices, without any intervention, free from pesticides, herbicides or fertiliser of any kind. In the spring and into the early summer the trees flower, filling the orchard with their delicious perfume.
The bees gather to do their work collecting pollen and fertilising the flowers. Any flowers that do not get fertilised fall from the boughs. The trees only hold onto the flowers that will bear fruit. So Ferran does not need to pick the flowers, he just waits for the surplus flowers to drop. He hangs fine nets beneath the branches of the trees to catch the descending blossom.
Nothing is wasted and all the pleasure possible is extracted.