One of my favorite Loves

It was spring when I met my honey. The cherry blossoms were blooming and the babies were out strolling with their newborn Moms. 

Flowers and their buds were popping up everywhere. New green chutes, limbs and shiny leaves appeared out of nowhere. 

It was warm, the sun was shining and I was in my knickers.  

Her nickname was Sage and she was cute as a button when we first met. 

It’s an on again off again love affair. More often than not she alternates years, sometimes even longer.  Last years was a big year and why there is still honey to be had. Stormy weather and unexpected fires contribute to her presence and we wish her well and hope she blooms again next year.  (No blooms this year)


If you hadn’t figure it out by now, Sage is one of my honey loves. Her full name is Black Button Sage.

This wonderful honey is smooth and delicate. With a flavor that is more than just sweet "honey", it changes as it flows through your mouth. Subtle with personality!  

Gathered at the foothills of the California coastal mountain range, black sage honey has a medium amber color in the jar and on the spoon it is a light amber color that looks so natural. It is the color of purity. 

With wonderful notes of flowers, the flavor floats and flows freely across your tongue and through your mouth. One never tires of the taste of freshness that fills your senses. If you like honey that flows and never, ever crystallizes, then this is the honey for you. 

Beyond tea, it is perfect with cheese or drizzled across a salad or a grilled peach. 

Don’t miss out on having this Black Button Sage, the flowers bloom every year, but it is the rainfall that tells if there will be enough nectar to make honey. When it is available be sure to add a jar (or two) to your cupboard pantry. It never crystalizes and will last many lifetimes, assuming you can resist the wonder of honey!

Read about Black Button Sage the plant here