Artisan Greek Gift Bag - 490g Raw Greek Thyme Honey and Loukoumi sweets - Out of Stock


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Jute Bag containing a 490g jar of beekeeper Thomas' Raw Thyme Honey and a box of Greek Loukoumi (Turkish Delight). Makes a lovely gift.

Thomas' Raw Thyme Honey is a beautiful raw honey from our Greek beekeeper, Thomas and his family.  It has a mild and grassy foretaste like dry mountain herbs (You can really taste the thyme!), breaking into a large, fruity flavour similar to sweet and sour summer fruits such as raspberries and red currants, then dissipating quickly to a mild and clean finish.  Very slight overnotes of the soft sweetness of fennel or aniseed without the strong flavour of liquorice. Strong hints of Greek mountain tea (Ironwort or Shepherd's tea).

The aroma is mellow and caramel sweet, and the mouthfeel is thick and almost oily, similar to sunflower honey.

This particular honey is a very light sandy brown and not transparent like other varieties. It comes from the mountains on the island of Euboea on the more barren slopes of the mountains that run down the centre of the island.

It comes from bees feeding on the small flowers of the thyme plant. The thyme plant is an evergreen herb with many culinary, medicinal and ornamental uses. It tends to be found at higher altitudes as a perennial bush, it is harvested and used fresh, dried and even the oil extracted for use as a medicine.

Thyme honey is particularly good to use on the skin to exfoliate or help clear acne and blemishes. It is also very versatile, and can be used in recipes such as salads, an accompaniment with cheeses, as a glaze for meat and it's beautiful in a light herbal tea.

It is a favourite among many cultures, especially those of the Mediterranean and Middle East. The herb is widely used in cooking and traditional cures so naturally the honey is widely popular too.

Loukoumi. - please note that this product contain nuts.

In Greece, Turkish Delight, known as Loukoumi has been a very popular delicacy since the 19th century, famously produced in the city of Patras, Patrina Loukoumia.  Covered in a light dusting of icing sugar this makes a lovely traditional Greek sweet treat.  Thomas and his family always buy their Loukoumi from the tiny village shop in Sofades where he lives and he sent these boxes over with his honey for you to enjoy.

Please note the Loukoumi is in one of 3 different coloured boxes as per the photograph so it may be natural buff coloured, gold or light pink.

Please know that raw honey does crystallised and this is a natural process that occurs mainly due to the natural glucose in raw honey. For more information on why honey sets visit this article and for a more scientific explanation go to wikipedia.

About Us - Here at The Raw Honey Shop we take honey very seriously and we believe honey should be RAW, unpasteurised and 100% natural. Since 2008 we've been introducing our customers to a whole new world of pure all natural unpasteurised raw honey. With a product catalogue consisting of over 30 different raw and organic honeys we have a variety to suit all tastes.

Thank you for visiting our shop and we look forward to introducing you to a world of raw, pure and truly wonderful natural honey, the way the bees would want it!

*Product photo is representative of this product. Honey colour and texture may vary depending on the season and level of crystallisation. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.*

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