Our complete Great Taste Award Winning range of outstanding premium, Raw unfiltered, artisan made, pure honeys from the pristine ecology of Portugal. Guaranteed free from GMO's, antibiotics, and contaminants. Personally sourced and ethically traded. A true distillation of the flowers of Portugal brought to you by master artisan beekeepers and natures greatest alchemist; the humble honeybee.
Wild about Honey
The last remaining Laurissilva Cloud forest of ancient Europe still exists, a living breathing vestige of earths ancient past. A sub-tropical paradise full of scented flowering plants, and pre-historic laurel forest as well as plants indigenous to southern Europe. This magical honey is made by bees working in beehives sitting on the edge of the village of Sao Vicente on the wild and verdant North Shore of Madeira.
This raw honey is dark, rich and has real complexity, you can taste both the fruity notes of tropicals like passion flowers as well as dark earthy malty flavours which combine beautifully into a well rounded unusual and very moreish honey. It is also slightly more fructose than glucose so like all honey it crystallizes, albeit over a matter of several months.
We are lucky to be able to bring this honey to you as it is scarce, expensive and very hard to come by and has to be shipped from this outlying Portuguese island archipelago.
This honey is from a small scale artisan producer with a very limited production and you are very unlikely to find it anywhere else. Every batch throughout the year is distinctly different, we have tried to select the very best from this artisan producer, Mr Viera.
We think it is a little bit special and worth the effort we hope you do as well.
Wild about Honey
Award Winning , Raw Serra da Estrela Mountain honey is a rich, very dark, viscous, malty, exquisitely balanced honey. This is a Raw Oak Honey with unique complexity. We feel lucky to have found this honey and think it is really special and we doubt you've had one quite like it !. For all you Raw Carob honey fans who are in withdrawal (or mourning) this might just make you feel a little better again.
We have called this honey Serra da Estrela mountain honey because it comes from the Guarda region of Northern Portugal just east of the majestic Serra da Estrela mountains. These forests are covered with Oak "Carvalho" and Chestnut,"Castanheiro" as well as woodland wildflowers and wild berry shrubs, all of which have contributed to the unique character of this honey.
The main part of this honey is Oak honeydew, which gives it its predominant character. Honeydew is made by bees foraging on aphid and other insect sweet secretions and is rich in Oligosaccahrides. Antibacterial and Antioxidant rich, this is a potent healing honey with an extraordinary smooth rich and balanced texture and flavour.
Jose, the beekeeper is a true master artisan and multi-generational beekeeper and teacher.
Honey and Crystallization. Crystallization is a completely natural process and occurs with all raw honey. The speed and size of the crystallization depends on variations in the balance of sugars, ambient temperature and to some extent water content If your honey is set hard, you can loosen it up by placing it in a pan of hand hot water, (and repeat as necessary) using a spoon placed in hot water first and of course storing it in a sunny/warm place in the house.
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