Heather Tips Calluna vulgaris
It is both the flowers and the greenery of this wonderful herb which impart a pleasing aroma and smooth bitterness to beers. It is especially appropriate for a Scotch ales known as Fraoch. With a flavour similar to a subtle chamomile/mint blend with a hint of lavender, heather pairs well with honey. It is also great for tea, with reputed calming qualities.