These infusions are available only in the winter season from November to February.
Raw Honey from Meghalaya tend to have a higher moisture content compared to honey from elsewhere, therefore infusing it with other herbs and spices might cause fermentation in the summer, which leads to leakage in our honey bottles.
Therefore, limiting Zizira to provide these infusions in the winter only!
Zizira’s Roselle Honey is one that has been infused with the beautiful calyces of Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle/Hibiscus). Roselle, commonly known as ‘Jajew’ in the Khasi language is one of the indigenous foods of the Bhoi tribe in Meghalaya. The flowers have a lovely ruby red colour that gives a sour and fruity taste.
Our Mawsynram honey gets infused with the beautiful and highly nutritious calyces or sepals of this plant to give out an extremely delicious infusion that is loaded with flavour and benefits.
Honey infusions are simple concoctions that serve as herbal remedies. Not only do they provide maximum benefits, but are delicious too. It is the easiest method of combining all sorts of herbs and spices with honey to bring about delicious and unique flavours as well as adding remedial values too.
Combining the healing properties of various herbs and spices with raw honey is the most effective way of keeping the body free from diseases and helps in boosting the immune system.
Roselle honey is a combination of natural ingredients that are beneficial as well as flavorful. The basic ingredients in this infusion are:
Mawsynram Honey- A natural honey that is directly collected from the dense forests of Mawsynram where the flora is in abundance. Our Mawsynram honey is provided to us by our partnered beekeeper, Kong Elvira who hails from Thieddieng village in Mawsynram. This honey is in the pure and raw form and is free from all artificial additives.
Roselle calyces- Roselle also known as rosella or hibiscus is a plant that is widely found in Meghalaya. It is cultivated for the external portion of its flowers, known as calyces or sepals that are edible. These beautiful ruby coloured calyces are used locally in beverages, sauces, jellies, chutneys, and pickles. Its leaves and stalk are also edible and are used as salads, for seasoning curries or cooked vegetables or meat. Flowers of this plant are also used as a liquid for natural dyes.
Roselle has also been utilized as a therapeutic plant for decades. Traditionally, it was used for treating toothaches, infections of the urinary tract, cold, and even hangovers. The dried calyces contain flavonoids and have a major pigment known as hibiscin in it. It also has a high vitamin C content that brings about some of its health benefits.
Honey infusion is a combination of herbs and spices with raw honey. This process includes mixing of ingredients together which leads to the formation of bubbles and froth in the honey. It is a natural phenomenon that occurs during the processing and packaging of these honey infusions.
When packed in containers, the natural ingredients get infused together and produces a unique and delicious flavour in the honey that gets enhanced with time. The longer you keep your honey-infused, the stronger the flavour will be.
To avoid such circumstances, honey infusions should be sealed properly after opening and should be stored in a cool and dry area. Addition of moisture or water to it will make the honey go bad and lead to a fermentation process which gives a sour aftertaste.
Roselle honey has been created with love and with the intention to provide you with the most delicious honey infusion. It offers you the pleasure of consuming natural rich ingredients such as Roselle or ‘Jajew’ of Meghalaya in the most convenient way by simply infusing it with the most versatile ingredient – Honey!
Our Mawsynram honey gets infused with the richest and unique ingredient that is roselle calyces that makes the honey extremely delicious and its mouthwatering aroma is what makes it special. The lovely and beautiful ruby-coloured calyces give the infusion a wonderful and pretty red colour that is immensely attractive and appealing. The consistency of this honey is so smooth that it easily dribbles down a spoon to give your food that extra sweetness and colour.
The sweet and tangy taste is so pleasing and satisfying that will make you want more. It is an infusion you will definitely love! The uniqueness in its composition and the burst of flavours it produces is worthwhile and the benefits it produces makes it more remarkable.
Zizira’s Roselle honey has been affectionately formulated by using pure, natural, and raw ingredients that are directly and traditionally sourced from the ethical farmers of Meghalaya.
The extra mile we take to ensure we provide the best: Our team travels to the most isolated and remote villages to source the best ingredients. We make sure that the ingredients we use in our products come straight from the farmers who make an effort in providing us with the purest and highly genuine ingredients.
These are a few ways how we ensure the purity of our products: -
Whether you are preparing a garnish or topping your favourite breakfast, these honey infusions are a seamless compliment. Whichever way you use them, they will surely tingle your taste buds.
Here are a few ways you can use our Roselle Honey
Roselle honey strawberry milkshake recipe:
A perfect option for kids on a hot summer day.