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Mersea Native Oysters (S-L)

Mersea Native Oysters (S-L)

Mersea Native Oysters (sometimes referred to as Colchester Native Oysters) are wild and sustainably fished from Native Oyster beds in sub-tidal waters further out to sea from the River Blackwater Estuary. These oysters are then re-laid in the traditional way by hand in the plankton-rich creeks near the small town of West Mersea, Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England to develop further in unique flavour.

Native Oysters have been harvested from waters around Mersea Island since Roman times to date.

Available: Seasonal - September to April each year.

In Stock: Yes.

Sizes: Small, Medium, Large.

Freshest oysters possible
Mersea Native Oysters develop from seed to market size in waters further out to sea from the River Blackwater Estuary and creeks near West Mersea, Mersea Island (takes 4 to 5 years).

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in filtered natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched by the oyster fishery's depuration and dispatch centre (Monday, Wednesday and Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday).

Store and consume
For the freshest and best flavour, store Native Oysters in the fridge and consume within 2-3 days from delivery. Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.

How to Store Oysters & Best Before Guide

Ingredients: Oysters (molluscs).

One Courier Fee applies for this Product and 'Other Products' shown below.

Mersea Native Oyster

 

Brininess: 6/10.

Meat to shell ratio: 7/10.

Meat: Plump, firm.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Fresh clean sea.

2. Cucumber.

3. Subtle earth, then metalic.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

Mix and match
One courier delivery fee applies for this product and any 'Other Products' shown below.

West Mersea oyster fishery covers an area of inter-tidal waters at the River Blackwater Estuary, near the small town of West Mersea, Mersea Island, Colchester, Essex, England.

 

West Mersea contains areas of inter-tidal mudflats, wide areas of saltmarsh, shingle banks and sand flats. The foreshore area is designated under the Essex Estuaries Special Area of Conservation, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Protected Area and is located within the Colne Ramsar site.

 

Native Oysters have been fished from waters around Mersea Island, near the town of Colchester since Roman times. It is well documented that Romans consumed vast quantities of oysters, and tonnes of oyster shells have been excavated from ancient sites in and around Colchester. The town of Colchester was the capital of Roman Britain, and remains the oldest recorded town in Britain.

 

Mersea Native Oysters are featured on menus at a top oyster bars, restaurants and hotels in the UK.

 

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One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below.

Mersea Native Oysters from River Blackwater Estuary, Essex, England.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

Google Map of 51.863195,+-1.489692


Google Map of 51.837629, 0.993910

 

Mix & Match
One Courier Fee applies for this product and 'Other Products' shown below.

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Choose delivery date at checkout. At the latest, order by 9am for next day delivery.

Prices are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this product alone; or 6 Oysters when combined with Other Products shown at the bottom of this page.

 

  • Brand: West Mersea
  • Product Code: MERSNAT
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £1.29
  • 24 or more £1.25

Available Options

This product has a minimum quantity of 6