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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  • 5
    Sweet Taste

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Mar 2018

    One of my favorite. sweet light and unique

  • 5

    Posted by Jan on 9th Jun 2017

    Love this honey - always a consistent smoothness that lends itself to sweetening a morroccan casserole to adding to coffee, or simply on toast. a nice medium flavour and color.

  • 5
    Really good

    Posted by LC on 9th Nov 2016

    First bought one bottle when visiting your store, as a present for my mum. And she really loves it. The smell is pretty nice.

  • 5
    Good Quality

    Posted by Eric on 9th Nov 2016

    My wife and me had visited your shop in Tasmania in March 2013 and purchased a number of honey products from you. Now we made online order this year. Leatherwood honey is our favourite, Great taste!

  • 5
    Heaven in a jar!

    Posted by Ian Carr on 24th Oct 2016

    Tasty quality, as usual. Great product!

  • 5
    Very very GOOD

    Posted by Unknown on 13th Jun 2016

    Good honey...

  • 5
    Best product and services

    Posted by Chen Zhao on 30th May 2016

    Me and my wife love your products and we have been coming back ever since we visited your honey farm in Tasmania. Please keep up the good work, we will never buy from any other brands

  • 5
    So Good

    Posted by Jeannine on 12th May 2016

    Purchased some Leatherwood in February this year as a gift for my husband to take home while visiting with friends. So good had to order more online he loves it and so do I.

  • 5

    Posted by Ian on 14th Mar 2016

    Yummy, yummy, yummy.......you get the picture?
    Clever little bees!