…or is it??? This is the question I am thinking about at this very second.
One reason I am asking myself this question is I have found a truly authentic tasting honey. It’s from Tasmania and is made from leatherwood flowers. Leatherwood is only found on the north-west coast of Tasmania and can be traced back to the Gondwana days.
It takes the Stephens family 3 days with two trucks (a semi and a rigid – both Fords) to truck all of their bees (30 million of them to be exact) to the leatherwood forests – it’s quite an arduous journey as it is rough going to get there! If you can, get your hands on a copy of Outback Truckers Series 3 as the Stephens family feature predominately in this show…. if you want to know more about this amazing third generation family apiary, check out http://www.leatherwoodhoney.com.au/
As for the taste, I liken it to a very rich caramel…. the leatherwood creates a very distinct flavour which you pick up after the honey hits your palate. It’s not overpowering but it does accentuate the sweetness….. I highly recommend trying it! You will not be disappointed