A remarkable honey by any measure. Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey’s flavour is magnificent, quite unlike any other kind of honey. It possesses extraordinary floral aromas, and tastes quite spicy and piquant. The Leatherwood tree is a true distillate of Tasmania’s magnificent ancient landscapes.
Consider for a moment the ensuing image of this place. An ancient rainforest on latitude 42 degrees south, sharing this latitude with only the south island of New Zealand and southernmost South America. In this harsh environment, the circumpolar winds whip up constant westerlies, aptly named The Roaring Forties. This brings heavy, moisture-laden air which is drawn from The Great Southern Ocean, only to deposit most of this rain on the western coast of Tasmania, watering the rainforest where the Leatherwood trees grow. By virtue of this location, Tasmanian Leatherwood honey is naturally organic.
Summer graces this wild place with its presence for a brief 6-8 week period each year. With this comes the blooming of the Leatherwood flower, Eucryphia Lucida. Leatherwood trees bear an abundance of extremely delicate white flowers with a piquant scent. Bees visit these flowers from January to mid March to collect the distinctive aromatic nectar. During this time, our Tasmanian Honey beekeepers camp in the remote wilderness, extracting surplus honey from the hives. This enables us to provide this highly sought after honey to connoisseurs around the world.