THE BEST INDIA COMPANY: The Murmu Mango Flora Honey 350 Grams
- The honey is not flavored honey and comes from the pollen & nectar of Mango flowers. It doesn’t taste like mango but have complex notes of “Manjar” (Mango flower). Free from any antibiotic, preservatives, artificial added sugar or chemicals.
- The honey is Unpasteurized, RAW, Untreated, Unfiltered and Unheated. It’s only filtered with Muslin cloth by our Adivasi brothers to remove hive debris and wax. The honey is not like commercial honey in thickness as its not heated. You can also see residues as the honey is full of natural pollens.
- The Murmu Mango Flora Honey is extracted from the wild hives of Indian Wild bees not from the imported Italian or European Bees which is used in farmed honey production. The location of harvest is Dooar region of Eastern Himalayas.
- Nature is unpredictable and it cannot produce homogeneous products. Repeat of same taste, same colour, same fragrance and similar viscosity is highly unlikely. Wrong expectations leads to unethical practices.
- We have collaborated with the Murmu Adivasis of the forest to bring you the finest honey you can taste. The male members of the tribe collect the honey and the female partners bottle it.
- Directly From Adivasis | No machine involved | NO or LOW plastic usage brand | Even the stickers are not laminated to avoid environmental damages | Week adhesive has been used in labels | Remove it after use and reuse the jar.
THE MURMU MANGO FLORA HONEY:
As the forest flowering season comes to an end, In the month of March every year the wild honey bees of the forest are forced to migrate. The time corresponds with the mango flowering season. The irresistible fragrance of the ‘Manjar’ (mango flowers) enchants the wild bees from the forest to make hives on the mango trees. The bees collect nectar and pollen to create honey which is smooth & have sweet floral notes. One must remember that honey doesn’t come from the mango fruits so it doesn’t taste like the fruit but its definitely the king oh honeys.
The honey is not overly sweet and does possess the aroma of mango flowers. The taste is complex with the perfect blend of Mango pollen and nectar.
THE LOCATION: THE DOOARS
The Dooar region of India which literally means 'doors' in Assamese, Bengali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, and Magahi languages stretches from the Teesta River in West Bengal to the Dhansiri River in Assam. Dooars is indeed the gateway to the Himalayan Mountains.
THE COLLECTORS: THE MURMU ADIVASIS
TBIC have joined hands with the members of Murmu tribe to collect the finest wild honey from the wild bees. THE MURMU TRIBE: One of the Santhal clans they inhabit the forests of Jharkhand, West Bengal, Orissa and Chhattisgarh. Currently we are working with 60+ Murmu adivasis and the number is expected to grow exponentially. The Murmu Adivasis regard the forests as their mother and only take what is needed and which can regenerate. Aamra The King: Label water colour by Sonal Agarwal.
Must Read Features:
1. Thickness- Less thick than any commercial honey as its not heated to make it thick. It also comes from an area where humidity level is always on the higher side.
2. Colour- Mostly yellowish to orangish. No artificial colour is added.
3. Visibility- Not very transparent as it is full of pollens and not filtered.
The honey is only collected once a year in the month of March.