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
    Best as always

    Posted by CY on 30th Jan 2016

    I purchased when i travel to Tasmania last year and i purchase some this year to my friend for a new years gift. It's nice.

  • 5
    Great products, great service

    Posted by Carmon on 22nd Dec 2015

    Thankyou for a prompt supply of nougat for our Christmas table to remind us of our Tasmanian trip in April this year. Very happy with the honey and nougat.

  • 5
    Tasmanian honey is the best

    Posted by Sally on 17th Mar 2015

    So glad i can get the honey i grew up on now that i live in coober pedy

  • 5
    A taste of nirvana, Tassie-style!

    Posted by Ian Carr on 14th Mar 2015

    Leatherwood is my favourite honey and the good people at Melita Honey Farm arranged quick delivery of this nectar to far-off Queensland, so that I didn't suffer withdrawal symptoms for longer than necessary during the shortages. Thank you!