17 OZ - Napa, California
Raspberry Flower Honey
I have been thinking about this honey and what to say about it for months. Honey is one of those foods that is often described as amazing. In it's natural state, it lasts many, many lifetimes!
We carry a selected range of honeys and are always looking for more. They all are different from each other and represent a small portion of all the continents. Tasting honey is fun, yet at some point you form a strong opinion about the ones you do like and some you don't.
So, quite frankly, when it came to taste testing a "red raspberry" honey it seemed like it would be less than exciting. Boy, was I wrong! I love this honey!
Now, I wish I could tell you how wonderful this honey is on cheese, or as part of wonderful compote of raspberries, but I can't. What I can tell you is how I like it, it's in my cheap Salada Tea!
If there was a color that could describe the flavor of this honey, this label does it. It's flowery (in a good way), it's sweet (not in a honey way), and it has this complete honey vapor feel. In tea, for me, it compliments, it enhances, and it adds personality.
Bees produce honey from the nectar of blooming plants, but the nectar produced by one flower will be different than that of another flower. Branches mission is to seek out distinctive California flora which produce honeys that have the qualities in aroma, taste, texture and color reflective of their particular species of flower.
We currently offer three varieties found by Branches in the rich and diverse terrain of California: Raspberry Flower, Citrus Blossom, and Wild Blackberry honey. All of Branches honeys are gathered directly from the hives and bottled unpasturized, thus maintaining the multitude of health benefits associated with honey that are often lost in traditional commercial honey from overheating to eliminate crystallization.
A unique honey gathered from hives of the coastal raspberry crop possessing mellifluous straw color and floral scented overtones. This is a rare instance where the honey tastes like the fruit of the plant with a distinctive fresh raspberry finish that is both pleasantly sweet and tart.