Raw Organic Oak Honey - 960g – The Raw Honey Shop
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Raw Organic Oak Honey - 960g

Raw Organic Oak Honey - 960g

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Plamen's raw organic oak honey has an immediate and strong, dark aroma, which really suits this rich and flavourful honey.  Strong mineral flavours remind us of blackstrap molasses.  The dark sweetness of dried fruits such as prunes and dates comes through, finishing fairly quickly with a very faint lingering of clove or cinnamon.

Colour: When runny, this is a very dark honey, almost black in colour with very little light passing through, but it looks quite coppery when the light is strong wenough.  When crystalised, the honey will lighten significantly as is expected.

Where does the honey come from? This honey comes from the forests around the village of Panchevo, located in the Sredets Municipality.  It is a tucked-away, rural area in southeastern Bulgaria, quite near the border with Turkey and not far from the Black Sea.  It enjoys lovely warm weather in the summers and is covered in forested hills.

Who produces this honey? This acacia honey comes from Plamen.  He is a natural, traditional, organic-certified beekeeper, following on from generations of family beekeepers before him.  He lives with his wife and son in a little stone and wood house, sat in a meadow, faced by beehives.

What about the tree the honey comes from? This honey comes from the Bulgarian strandzha oak, which is a particular oak species native to this region.  The locals call honey from this tree Manov (or Mannof) honey due to the acorn sap being known as 'manna'.  This oak prefers warm, humid environments and grows up to elevations of 1500m.

Common Uses: Oak honey is good to use in recipes such as cakes, cookies, desert toppings, warm honey teas, and meat glazes, this is because of the deep balsamic flavour notes.

More Oak Honey Facts: Oak honey comes from the acorns of the oak tree. The bees collect a sweet nectar that the acorns weep in July and August and create a unique type of honey. Other types of tree honey are produced from the residue left by the activity of aphids on trees but this is not the case with the oak honey. The bees directly collect the sweet fluid from the acorns. It tends to be less sweet but very potent

 

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.

 

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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TH
28/10/2018
Tony H.
United Kingdom

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First class service ,very good honey

RG
28/10/2018
Richard G.
United Kingdom

Wonderful Honey

The taste of the honey is amazing. Works well in my Cereal

MY
25/10/2018
Ms y.
United Kingdom

Oak honey

Great tasting honey, use it principally for medicinal reasons and hopefully it will help keep colds and flu at bay this winter.

PC
19/10/2018
Piotr C.
United Kingdom

High quality

As usual very true taste and exceptional quality of honey

PS
16/10/2018
Parvez S.
United Kingdom

Oak honey

Very good quality honey, speedy delivery.

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