Leatherwood honey is simply delicious. Its undoubtely Australia's finest honey.
It has a unique flavour. All at once it is spicy, tangy, even a bit peppery. Certainly its a very special flavour and difficult to compare with any other honey.
Its perfume is also intense and wonderful.
Thats the only place the leatherwood trees (Eucryphia Lucida) grow, and where they've been growing since ancient times.
Fossil records show they've been around since the time of Gondwanaland, some 35,000 years ago.
The leatherwoods live for a long time, as much as 350 years, and they don't even start flowering until they are at least 60 years old.
They flower for about 6 weeks from January to mid March every year and produce a sweetly-scented nectar.
You can smell that scent in this honey, and that, along with its distinctive flavour, makes leatherwood honey much sought after by connoisseurs the world over.
The Tasmanian Honey Company extracts and packages its honey at a maximum of 45 degrees to ensure that it retains all of its natural flavours and goodness.
They also give the honey a special creamy texture, and soft, smooth consistency.
It feels wonderful on your tongue, and simply melts in your mouth.
Packaged in a re-sealable steel tin, featuring a beautiful graphic design, this honey tastes as good as it looks.
As a uniquely Australian product, It also makes an ideal gift.