Mieli Thun Squeezer Alpino Honey, Pine & Acacia

Alpino Acacia Honey with Mugo Pine Raw, Monoflora (Italy) - Squeezer

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Limited availability, new crop.  Mieli Thun's alpino is a blend of acacia honey and the essential oils of mountain pine. Extracting solutions and unguents from the buds of mountain pines is a long-established tradition in the herbal medicine pharmacopeia of the Italian Dolomites.

A surprisingly wonderful accompaniment on fresh goat cheese, ricotta, over ice cream and in TEA!

The plant’s leaves are needle-shaped, and it grows at altitudes of 5900-6500 feet.  Due to the harsh conditions of its mountain habitat, its vertical growth is stunted, and it does not reach much above the rocks.  That makes it possible for Mieli Thun to reach the terminal buds, which are full of resin.  Harvest day is a holiday.  The first week of June they hike up the mountain early in the morning, and by midday they have gathered up about 3,000 little buds.  Then, lunch is at Malga Bodrina at Ton, where the entire harvesting group, 4-6 people, sits around the table with the herders for a meal consisting of polenta, game and the typical local sauerkraut. 

This unique honey is also excellent dissolved in a beverage, preferably an infusion of mountain herbs, or in warm milk, it is particularly recommended for sore throat and irritations of the oral cavity, which it refreshes. useful, to be kept at hand and used as is against hacking coughs.

Ingredient:  Italian bee honey, pine mugo

Weight:  250 g / 8.8 oz