Thyme Honey 227g

£5.00

In stock

Description

Visually, thyme honey is a very similar mid-amber
colour to the orange blossom honey, but the flavour
is very distinct; herbaceous, full of essential oils and
with a definite menthol note. The strong scent that
makes the herb and its oil so valuable also carries
through to the honey it produces and is believed to
be the source of the name ‘thyme’, which may be
derived from the Greek words ‘thyo’, meaning
perfume, and ‘thumon’, meaning to smoke or
fumigate because the herb was burnt for its
aromatic incense.

The source of all this fragrance and flavour in
thyme and its honey is a phenolic compound
contained in the herb called thymol, which is
also one of the most effective antioxidants
known and has a range of medicinal properties
thought to support the immune, respiratory,
digestive and nervous systems. As an
interesting note, as well as imparting the
flavour to honey, thymol also has another
strong link to the honeybee in that it is now
used extensively as a natural, organic means to
control the parasitic Varroa mite and promote
the health of honey bee colonies.

Please note that we do not blend our honey and each batch is unique. The colour and flavour may therefore vary from batch to batch and any photographs are for illustration purposes only. If there is a jar that you have particularly enjoyed please make a note of the Lot Number and we may be able to supply the same one again

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg
Floral Source

Thyme

Country of Origin

Spain