14 September 2011
Flavour of the Week - Michelia Champaca
Michelia Champaca are the flowers of a tree native to Indonesian Islands and the Phillipines. In recent time the Melanes people have progressively brought the tree and flowers further west.
The Chinese have started to use the flowers in perfume production and have since created Michelia Leaf Oil which is pale yellow / green in colour with sweet oily grassy delicate grassy notes leading into a delicate sweet tea or hay-like fragrance which has undertones of sage and rose.
Flavour - Warm, floral, leafy similar to high grade teas.