Tasmanian Honey is one of the purest honeys available - thanks to the purity of the pollen and the cleanest air in the world, Tasmanian honey is full honey flavor. To maintain purity, the Tasmanian Honey Company has developed their own special process from collection to extraction through a packaging process that realizes the complete recovery of all the natural floral essences and wild vitality of the leatherwood flower.
It is in the valleys of the Western mountain region that the Leatherwood tree (Eucryphia Lucida) is found as part of a diverse rainforest community. The tree, which gets its name from the leathery texture of its leaves, are at their most productive stage when they mature (100 plus years), with a life expectancy of 250 years and longer. The leatherwood trees begin to flower in January and continue until late March- weather permitting. The tree bears an abundance of extremely delicate white flowers that possess the unusual perfume that is captured in the honey produced from them. Leatherwood honey has been recognized by connoisseurs of food around the world for over 150 years. The special appreciation for Leatherwood honey has been earned from a number of aspects:
The Tasmanian Honey Company uses a cold temperature processing technique that avoids over-refinement and damage caused to honey by high temperature extraction and packaging, coupled with filtration that is the norm in most commercially available honey. As a result, Tasmanian leatherwood honey is a light colored, fine candied type with a "set" consistency.
- Its unusual flavor, piquant aroma and its complex, lingering palate.
- Its quality factors, bright golden color, low moisture and balance of sugars.
- The healthy vitality contained in this truly organic food, produced as it is from the wilderness forests where no form of pollution exists.