Forest honey starts with an aroma of sticky toffee pudding. On first taste, it has deep, full bodied, slightly smoky, earthy tones, delivering a more savoury taste than some other honeys. The rich main flavour is very full-bodied and deep-tasting, similar to a pomegranate molasses. There are strong mineral notes with a slightly dry and mostly clean after-taste. The body is good and thick, sitting on the tongue momentarily before melting away.
The collective forest trees are known as bosque in Spanish. These can include chestnut and Mediterranean oak as well as beech and pine. These large trees exude a sweet sap which the bees feed on, sometimes with the help of aphids who drill into the tree bark allowing the sap to flow out more freely. Some also produce strongly-scented blossoms, which the bees love.
We currently source our honey from our own hives in Cambridgeshire and a local beekeeper in Saffron Walden. We also source some honey from ethical beekeepers in Spain. Our raw honey is never pasteurised nor fine filtered, it is unprocessed and free from additives, this helps to preserve all the natural vitamins, enzymes, phytonutrients and other abundant nutritional elements. Our raw honey only comes from sustainable hives and predominantly farmed using organic methods. The bees are never given antibiotics, nor are they fed sugar or syrup in the winter months. All of which makes for the best quality of raw honey in its purest form, the way it should be.