If you think that all honey tastes the same, you are sadly mistaken. I discovered varietal honey's while working on our Blackbird Blackberry Picking event this past summer. Blackberries were picked but the end result, Blackbird's Blackberry Syrup, was never completed. So little time and such big dreams. After the summer sun faded I tried some Oregon blackberry honey that we were selling at the Blackbird Candy Shoppe to remedy the pain of my failure. It was shockingly different from the standard squeezy bear clover honey I've used forever. My palette was changed forever.
You see, the flavor of the honey depends on the nectar they collect. If they collect from a single source, the honey will taste slightly like the sage or blueberry flowers they've been feeding off of. This is what Bee Raw focuses on; working with artisnal, single source beekeepers around the country to collect the best unfiltered and distinct tasting honeys. And to top it off, they smartly package their honeys in test tubes for to encourage taste testing. It's genius.
BEE RAW HONEY - Nine Varietal Honey Flight
DETAILS: The perfect gift for the food lover, the Bee Raw Varietal Honey Flight offers a complete tasting from around the country. Every honey is as unique as its floral source, and can be compared to wine, tea and coffee in its variety and complexity. A detailed description of each flavor and origin is enclosed with your gift. Each 1 oz. honey-filled vial is hand-corked and sealed with bees wax, then packaged with a beautiful, handcrafted oak block in a ribbon-enclosed gift box.
We also carry a smaller set that is to be paired with cheeses. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the 4 Varietal Flight Cheese Pairing