No 475 South African White Confetti Bush

17,50 69,00 

350,00 197,14  / l

The eight species of the genus Coleonema (from the Greek: koleos = sheath and nema = thread, filament; which indicates that the filaments of the stamens are enclosed within a fold of the petals) are only found in the Western Cape Province. This plant blooms during the South African winter, mainly June to August, so one can see right away how it got its name: The bush, which grows to a height of 2 m, is visible from afar and consists of a sea of small – approximately 6-7 mm – white honey-scented flowers and offers a feast to bees and butterflies. When the flowers fall, the ground looks like a confetti shower. Removing the long (approx. 1 cm) needle-like leaves from the stems is extremely time-consuming but is essential to obtain the desired product quality. This is because the essential oil responsible for the aroma is mainly contained in the oil cells on the underside of its leaves. This oil has more than 40 components, mainly monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and phenylpropanes, with Z--ocimene, -phellandrene, myrcene, - and -pinene being the main ones. Crushing the leaves releases a sweetish fruity, herby, nutmeg aroma with peppery notes. We perfectly blended the subtle aroma and taste components in alcohol to create this rare, unusual spirit, which makes it ideal for adding that special something in the kitchen or bars.

350ml – 69,00 € (42 % vol – 197,14 €/l)
50ml – 17,50 € (42 % vol – 350,00 €/l)
50ml Spray – 19,50 € (50 % vol – 390,00 €/l)
Prices incl. VAT.

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