|A Honey of a New Year!|
As 5772 approaches, we look ahead with hope for a good and sweet year. Honey has been part of tradition for thousands of years, as exemplified by the age-old custom of using a taste of honey to encourage and reward young children for learning. What can be more delicious than dipping home-made breads, crackers or fruits into honey? And now honey has gotten even sweeter!
The Savannah Bee Company is redefining honey and educating the consumer as to the many ways to use and enjoy this golden nectar. Just as there are numerous sources and types of coffee, Scotch and chocolate, raw honey, too, is sourced globally and is available in single varieties and blends, each with different characteristics, taste variations and flavors.
Here are some standouts as described by The Savannah Bee Company:
Tupelo is the "gold standard" by which all other honeys are measured. Harvested over two or three weeks in the early spring, Tupelo nectar is one of the rarest and most valuable liquid resources in the world...a thick, slow-moving river of liquid sunshine. Pour it into strong black tea, on to buttery toast, or over a piece of aged cheddar.
Acacia is known as "moonflower honey" and is produced in the Southern Italian Alps. This delicate organic honey has a clean, light vanilla taste. It tastes delicious in coffee or tea or served drizzled over toast or over Parmigiana- Reggiano. Elegant!
Winter White comes from the wildflowers of Lapland, Finland, near the North Pole. This exquisite honey has a creamy color and a smooth texture. Its pure, clean taste, with just a hint of fruit, is the ideal compliment to hot cocoa or warm scones.
Sourwood, an award-winning honey with hints of maple and spice, is made in small batches high in the southern Appalachians.
Raspberry is from the largest raspberry orchard in the U.S and is the purest raspberry honey on the market. This honey naturally crystallizes immediately after extracting it from the combs, making it the ideal dipping consistency. Spread on warm toast, biscuits, or scones.
Black Sage, a pale, cool, greenish-yellow honey rarely crystallizes, is extremely rare, and a treat on the palate. It is very different from any other American honey. The flavors are distinctive, with notes of apple, berry, and vanilla. Many prize this as a favorite with strong black tea.
Recently, Savannah Bee Company has introduced three new varietal honeys, specifically formulated for special uses: