Leatherwood Honey

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  • TASTING NOTES: Melita Leatherwood Honey has a distinctively unique musky aroma and gritty, tannic texture that has no easy comparison. Candied and caramelised citrus fruits come to mind as do fresh rosemary and lavender. The flavours tingle in the mouth.

Late each summer the Leatherwood trees bloom deep within the vast untouched Tasmanian wilderness. The bees fly deep into the lush green forests, to places where man has never been and the Tasmanian Tiger is still thought to roam, where they collect the sweet nectar which drips abundantly from the pale white flowers.

This pure and aromatic honey is truly world class.

The unique flavours of Melita Leatherwood Honey are best appreciated on their own - spread on toast, stirred into a bowl of fresh yoghurt, or drizzled into a fine black tea.

Honey perfection.

Why is Leatherwood Honey so expensive?

In the summer of 2018-2019 vast areas of Leatherwood trees were lost in bushfires. Leatherwood trees do not regenerate after bushfire. This loss will be felt for many years to come.

In addition to bushfires another problem that is faced by Tasmanian beekeepers is weather - the leatherwood flower is extremely delicate and weather conditions on the West Coast of Tasmania can be extremely harsh. A strong gust of wind is enough to dislodge the delicate flower from the tree - no flower, no nectar, no honey.

Leatherwood trees also require lots of moisture and recent seasons have been very dry. This reduces the flow of nectar from the trees.


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  • 4
    Very yummy

    Posted by Penny Craig on 5th Nov 2021

    Very good but expensive

  • 5
    Tassie Local honey

    Posted by Nitt on 26th Apr 2021

    This is one of the best honey you can ever taste . Melita offers it to you at a reasonable price , delivered to home .

  • 5
    Leather wood honey

    Posted by Brendan Griffin on 5th Feb 2021

    Great taste

  • 5

    Posted by Michiko Wakeling on 9th Jul 2020

    I have been 100% satisfied with your quality. It's very sad this order became the last.

  • 5
    The only honey we have at home

    Posted by Alex on 29th May 2020

    Ever since stumbling across Leatherwood honey two years ago we became instantly became hooked on it's distinctive taste. It's the only honey we have at home and we particularly like to drink it with warm water especially in the colder months to combat the sniffles. We can't go back to the commercial types sold at the supermarket so I make my orders for honey online. Delivery to Sydney was fast and efficient.

  • 4

    Posted by Michael on 26th May 2020

    Love Leatherwood. Following drought and fires, production has been tough and then Covid causing people to clean off shelves meant supply has been bad locally in Qld. I was emptying my last jar, so thanks for giving me a small top up of one of my favourite honeys!

  • 5
    Leatherwood honey

    Posted by Ian on 16th Sep 2019

    Excellent product, as always!

  • 5
    Best Honey every try

    Posted by Richard on 25th May 2019

    best one

  • 5
    Leatherwood honey- the best honey I have tasted.

    Posted by Oanh Pham on 24th Sep 2018

    Love the smell, the color, the taste of this honey. The best honey ever.