Leatherwood Honey Background Introduction
Leatherwood tree is a kind of wild Botanaceae tree unique to Tasmania, Australia. No other area in the world grows this rare tree species.
Therefore, leatherwood honey is also a unique honey variety in Tasmania, which is one of the reasons why it is "unique". The scientific name of the leatherwood tree is "Eucryphia Lucida" (Eucryphia Lucida), the leaves are emerald green and shiny, with the lustre of leather, commonly known as leatherwood in Australia. The rarity of leatherwood is not only reflected in the fact that it is only produced in Tasmania, but also because it needs to grow for about 80-100 years to bloom.
The local beekeepers have a common sense: the green leatherwood of decades-old cannot be a source of nectar. It is said that its tree age can be up to a thousand years, and the general tree age is between 175-210 years. It has the best flower vigour, the most flowing nectar and the best nectar quality.
If you try leatherwood honey for the first time, the first thing you will notice is its unusual concentration.
Leatherwood honey has low water content, generally 16% (the national standard for first-class products is less than 20%); it belongs to high-purity (95%-99%) natural crystalline honey, far exceeding the international standard (70%).
The leatherwood honey is golden in colour and sticky in texture, but it has a particularly soft, delicate and smooth texture, just like butter, easy to spread. The scent of leatherwood honey is sweet and fragrant, rich and lasting, and the unique and subtle floral fragrance will bring "surprise shock" to your tongue and taste buds and will spoil your taste of honey.
After crystallization, the floral scent is more rich and delicate, and you can feel the continuous floral scent between the lips and teeth when you drink it.
Leatherwood honey is one of the purest honey in the world, and it is also known as the "caviar of honey".
Rich in minerals and vitamins, Professor Bruce D’ Arcy of the University of Queensland in Australia claimed that the antioxidant polyphenols contained in leatherwood honey are 2-3 times higher than other honey.
Therefore, it also has extremely high antibacterial and antioxidant properties.