The Raw Honey Shop
Beautiful Raw Artisan Greek Gift Basket with - Orange Blossom Honey, Thyme Honey, Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Dried Wild Oregano
A beautiful gift basket full of premium artisan Greek products, bought to us by our Greek beekeeper Thomas.
Contains, Raw Orange Blossom Honey (500g), Raw Thyme Honey (500g), Spyros' Extra Virgin Olive Oil (500ml), (Dried Wild Oregano collected on Mount Koziakas)
From building the bee hives to caring for the bees, Thomas and his family are all involved in the production of their beautiful, raw honey. The family has been producing traditional honey for generations. They create small batches of traditional Greek varieties from their hives which are placed throughout the mountains of central Greece and in coastal pine forests.
Raw Orange Blossom Honey. This raw Orange Blossom comes from the Laconian country, in the Peloponnese, a green and unspoilt area in the south of Greece, where the best oranges come from. This batch is more intense than most Orange Blossom honeys. It has the slightly bitter sweetness of the orange jam that surrounds the peel in marmalade. One of the best Orange Blossom honeys we have tasted. Orange Blossom is normally a favourite of children and those who enjoy sweet and sunny honey flavours. It has a citric aroma and a hint of creamy vanilla.
Raw Thyme Honey. It has a foretaste, which is mild and grassy 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.
Spyros' Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Spyros' olive groves are close to a place called Agios Konstanntionos in Greece, which is also not far from a pine forest where our Greek beekeeper Thomas keeps some of his hives. It's a beautiful place where there is no pollution or contamination, with sheep and goat herds roaming.
This is a superior quality extra virgin olive oil obtained directly from olives, hand-picked and cold-pressed to create an exceptional and sustainable product. It has a unique rich flavour and is perfect for drizzling over dishes such as salads, pasta and soups. We love its smooth, herbaceous yet elegant taste with hints of wild asparagus. Good for your table and your health!
Wild Oregano. This is collected by a family friend on the slopes of Mount Koziakas, which is famous in Greece for its medicinal plants and herbs. This Oregano has a powerful aroma and a very strong and spicy hot flavour. Koziakas mountain is known as Asklipios’ pharmacy, in tribute to the ancient Greek god of medicine. People come from far and wide to pick the mountain herbs, which are known for their potency.
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!
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