Artisan Raw Greek Fir Honey (2019 Vintage) - 5kg
Thomas' Raw Greek Fir honey (2019 Vintage) is a rich and fruity honey. This particular batch is dark, very thick and is less savoury than the regular Greek Fir. It starts with a sharp sourness which then brings out a distinct and sappy sweetness with a fruity aftertaste. The taste remains pleasantly on the palate for a good time.
The particularity of this Fir honey is that the bees have been collecting the sap from near the base of the Fir tree, where it is richer in mineral salts. They only do this every 3 to 4 years. Normally they collect from higher up the tree, on the top branches, where the sap is richer in sugars. That's what makes this Red Fir honey so special.
Colour: When runny, the colour of this honey is nearly black with a slight reddish tint.
Where it comes from: The Greek Fir honey is harvested from altitudes of at least 1500 metres on a mountain close to Argithea in Greece.
More on honeydew honey: Fir tree honey is known as a honeydew, because it is from the sap and resin of the tree not from flower nectar. Honeydews are high in oligosaccharides, which are known for their prebiotic qualities- aiding digestion.
About the beekeeper: It was brought to us by Thomas, a young Greek beekeeper, who is planning to take over his family's hives, which are in secluded forest glades in and around mountains of central Greece. He has great enthusiasm for raw honey and natural hive products.
Important Note on Returns:
Due to its large size and expense, this item is not eligible for our normal extended returns policy.
Please know that raw honey does crystalise 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.
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*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.*
This honey is absolutely amazing. It arrived about a week ago now and I’m halfway through it already. A beautiful dark honey that is very thick and has an intense long lasting flavour. I’ve had it on toast, with Greek yoghurt and have been eaten it by the spoonful. I’ve been in honey for years and years and absolutely love it and in all honesty can say that this is one of my favourites. It’s that thick and sticky that it took a few licks to get it all off the spoon.
This honey is not as sweet as normal honeys, with a malty aftertaste. It is great with toast and with yogurt. Highly recommend it.
This is my number one. Nothing else like it and if you're lucky enough to get a jar you'll order it for ever more. Divine.
My jar of vintage honeydew honey arrived yesterday and it's hard to stop eating a teaspoonful every now and then just to "remind myself of how it tastes". This honey is a deep, dark, colour, very thick and very full-tasting, reminding me of toffees and the coating on toffee apples. I can highly recommend it :-)
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