The Raw Honey Shop
From The Hive Gift Box - Thyme & Fir - 300g + 2 candles
A lovely set of 2 of our most popular artisan Greek honeys, Fir (300g) and Thyme (300g).
We have also included 2 handmade natural beeswax candles to make a gift perfect for anyone who enjoys natural artisan products.
The honey is 100% raw, natural, unpasteurised and incredibly tasty.
Antibacterial, coarse-filtered, unheated, enzyme-rich and all natural.
The honey is bought to us by our Greek beekeeper Thomas and his family. Thomas is 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.
Thomas' Raw Greek Fir honey Awarded the coveted Quality Gold Award by the 2019 London Honey Quality Competition. It starts with a mild nuttiness then explodes into a bold, juicy sweetness with hints of savoury herbs and a slight sourness in the aftertaste, similar to the sourness experienced at the end of blackstrap molasses. The taste lingers sweetly on the palate for a good time.
This Fir tree honey is harvested from altitudes of at least 1500 metres on a mountain close to Argithea in Greece.
It is a dark thick runny honey. Fir 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.
Thomas' Raw Thyme honey is another 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).
Natural beeswax candles. These natural beeswax candles, made from undyed wax (it's difficult to find dyes that don't produce toxins) have been handmade and come from Gorna Oryahovitsa in Bulgaria. It is situated at the northern foothill of the Tarnovo Elevations, a beautiful landscape with a rich and ancient tradition of beekeeping.
Beeswax candles are superior to candles produced from paraffin wax. They do not produce smoke or soot. Most candles are made of petroleum and scented with chemicals. This gives off soot as it burns, which is not great for the respiratory system or the environment.
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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