When you ask a Singaporean about honey, Manuka would probably be mentioned. However, I was recently introduced to a very unique Logan Honey, produced in Taiwan, by 文诚蜂蜜.
Founded in 1961, this Taiwanese honey is famous for its uniquely flavoured honey. The most prominent of which is Longan Honey. In case you are wondering, the longan flavour is not added to the honey. It is the natural flavour of the honey extracted from their hives. Really?
Well, the story goes, 大崗山 where Wen & Cheng Honey hails from has many longan trees. So in the spring, the longan trees start to flower and the boss thought to himself, “I need the flowers to be pollinated. Let’s bring some bees to the farm.” So began the story of how Longan Honey came about.
Over the years, Wen & Cheng Honey has expanded upon their product line and the most recent of all, the addition of a summer favourite (and should also be a Singapore favourite), Sparkling Honey drink! Wen & Cheng Longan Honey is stirred into sparkling water and the resulting mixture is chilled. It is the perfect thirst quencher and a big hit!