Artisan Raw Greek Chestnut Honey from the Monks of Mount Athos - 1kg - Tested +19 Activity Rating

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Gold Winner in the 2021 London Honey Awards

The Raw Greek Chestnut Honey from Mount Athos has a deliciously rich and deep molasses flavour with a bitterness reminiscent of the aroma from freshly brewed coffee. You will still be tasting this honey in your throat 10 minutes and more after you have eaten it. Not for the faint-hearted - so please don't buy if you dislike bitter notes! 

About the beekeeper: This honey was brought to us by Thomas, a very talented young Greek beekeeper. 

Thomas was able to get this incredibly rare honey from the Monks of Mount Athos, who have been practicing the ancient monastic tradition of beekeeping for hundreds of years. 

Where it comes from: Mount Athos is both the name of the mountain and the peninsula situated in north-eastern Greece. Also named the "Holy Mountain", it represents an important centre of Eastern Orthodox monasticism.

Colour: It is very dark - with a brown-reddish colour. 

More on Chestnut honey: This is a dark thick runny honey which has deep, full bodied, slightly smoky, earthy tones. These deliver a more savoury taste than most other honeysand an element of bitterness in the aftertaste.

The bees love to feed on the sap that comes from the tree as well as the blossoms. The tree lends a beautiful and unique taste to the honey, the nutty flavour carries through as well as a taste a little similar to maple syrup but slightly more rich and malty.  This Chestnut honey has a slightly bitter taste. However, Chestnut honey varies a lot, differing considerably from one area to another. Some are mild, some are bitter.

Please know that raw honey does crystallise 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 crystalization. Please check the product title and description for accurate contents.


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17 October 2021
Darrin
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nice change

Really lovely honey, slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice change from the sweet ones now and again.

RS
17 October 2021
Robin
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Loved this honey

I've enjoyed all the honeys I've had from you.

JP
16 October 2021
Jane
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Raw honey

Good product. Came well packaged and quick. Will use company again.

AM
16 October 2021
Andrew
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fascinating

This honey goes beyond merely tasting ‘sweet’. It has a richly ‘dark’ flavour which makes a normal slice of toast taste as if it’s been just overcooked to perfection.

SS
19 October 2021
Stephen
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bitter sweet

I read the write up on this honey and though it did warn the honey was bitter wasn't expecting it to be so bitter. That said after the first couple of tastes I have been experimenting and must say it is rapidly becoming one of my favourite honeys. It is versatile pairing well with smoked meats and cheeses as well as savoury pastries such as feta parcels. Overall I must say it is in my top five honeys and is likely to climb.

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DA
17 October 2021
Darrin
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nice change

Really lovely honey, slightly bitter aftertaste. Nice change from the sweet ones now and again.

RS
17 October 2021
Robin
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Loved this honey

I've enjoyed all the honeys I've had from you.

JP
16 October 2021
Jane
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Raw honey

Good product. Came well packaged and quick. Will use company again.

AM
16 October 2021
Andrew
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fascinating

This honey goes beyond merely tasting ‘sweet’. It has a richly ‘dark’ flavour which makes a normal slice of toast taste as if it’s been just overcooked to perfection.

SS
19 October 2021
Stephen
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Bitter sweet

I read the write up on this honey and though it did warn the honey was bitter wasn't expecting it to be so bitter. That said after the first couple of tastes I have been experimenting and must say it is rapidly becoming one of my favourite honeys. It is versatile pairing well with smoked meats and cheeses as well as savoury pastries such as feta parcels. Overall I must say it is in my top five honeys and is likely to climb.