Let's talk about honey! So we all know that honey is made by honey bees from the nectar collected from flowers by the bees themselves. Typically beekeepers will try to ensure that the bee hives are located near a large area of a specific flower so honey from that flower's nectar may be produced. By this "honey", I mean honey produced with a particular colour and flavour which are typical of that particular flower. There are also different types of honey, with liquid honey being the most common type that we consume (i.e. those that we buy in bottled form from retailers and which are prepared via extraction from honeycombs in the bee hive), comb honey (prepared by cutting up honeycombs directly from the beehives and which contain honey in them) and chunk honey (i.e. comb honey and liquid honey sold together in a container). Honey from different flowers will taste differently and appear in different shades of colour. Let us take a look at some of the table honey flavours that are available at HoneySpree.
HoneySpree's PNZ Creamy Clover honey is obtained from the white-coloured wildflower that predominantly grows in the quiet countryside of New Zealand. It is very light in colour and has a smooth texture. Being very sweet in flavour, this is an excellent substitute for sugar or creamer for your coffee or tea over breakfast, or an alternative to jam and butter for your daily morning bread spread and a pleasant replacement for your typical salad dressing.
PNZ Rainforest honey derives its origins from the virgin hills and rainforests that span the western coasts of New Zealand's South Island. It has a golden buttery finish and is light and soft in flavour and texture. The aroma of the Rainforest Honey replicates its native origin's opulence of trees, wild herbs and flowers, which are a typical setting in any rainforest found around the world.
The Rewarewa honey from PNZ packs a deep reddish amber-like appearance, with a rich and full-bodied malty flavour. Produced from the native Honeysuckle tree in New Zealand, it is rich in antioxidants to promote good health and maintain your body's overall well-being.
Kamahi honey is intricately flavoured, with a light and ochre colour. The flavour is strong and robust, with a soft and smooth consistency similar to that of burnt toffee. Renowned chefs worldwide are known to favour Kamahi honey for baking and cooking.
PNZ's Tawari honey at HoneySpree is widely known as the Beaujolais of honey, possessing a rich yet delicate flavour with a slight hint reminiscent of butterscotch. It originates from the flowers of the native Tawari tree predominantly found in New Zealand's North Island. It is favoured greatly by dessert chefs for being an anidyllic associate to fresh fruit dishes, as well as a savoury addition to fillings and sources.
So, what's your type of Pure New Zealand honey?