Honey & Teas
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Raw Artisan Greek Orange Blossom Honey In a Traditional Pot – $37.50
- This is one of the best Orange Blossom honeys
- Coarse-filtered, unpasteurised, and enzyme-rich.
- Raw, natural and pure, because of the remote area it comes from.
- 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 honey has an intense orange blossom with the vivid aroma of blossoms – slightly marmalady.
The beekeeper and his neighbor, a potter, together created a design and then this was fired up to create a traditional Greek honey pot. To this was added about 500g of Orange Blossom honey. Also added is a free honey dipper. This would make a delightful present, which can be refilled again and again with some delicious honey.
This Raw Orange Blossom Honey 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 I 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. A great introduction to the world of raw honey.
All the family’s honey is produced to organic standards – they are currently going through organic certification.
Colour – This particular honey is light orange in colour, slightly yellow in the light.
Origin – This Greek Orange Blossom is harvested in the orangeries of the Laconian country, in the Peloponnese (where the ancient Spartans used to live). It is produced by Thomas and his beekeeping family, they take great pride in producing honey in a traditional way, without adding or taking away anything. Thomas and his family are working towards getting organic certification and everything is produced to organic standards.
What about the plant this honey comes from? The orange tree is the beautiful fruit producing citrus tree which boasts dazzling white blossoms when flowering.
Common Uses – Orange blossom honey is particularly good to use in different recipes, such as: salad dressings, yogurts, glazes for meats and to add a unique zing to a dish. I like to add it in my baklava.
Orange Blossom Honey Facts – The Mediterranean area is famed for its wide variety of orange blossom honey, ranging from very clear light honey from small oranges to potent flavourful orange blossom honey with a prominent taste of orange – such as this one from Thomas.
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.