Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.

Buckwheat Honey

$ 12.00

Tasting Notes: Midnight amber in color with robust flavors of warm, caramelized sugar and rich molasses.

This is the strongest, darkest raw honey that we carry. Loved by honey connoisseurs for its rich molasses flavor, our raw Buckwheat Honey hails from the prairies of Washington State.

High in minerals and antioxidants, Buckwheat Honey is an excellent native alternative to Manuka Honey. You can learn more about the specific health benefits of our dark honeys on our blog!

How to Use Your Buckwheat Honey

Bubble Tea fans will enjoy making boba at home with buckwheat honey and trying their hand at homemade bubble tea featuring One Night in Rio. Or Buckwheat Honey pairs particularly well with our rooibos teas and smokey Lapsang Souchong for a rich and bracing winter cuppa.

When it comes to cooking and baking, we also love adding this particular honey to breakfast porridge, toast with almond butter, or as warm glaze for cake with dark berries. Or you can try subbing Buckwheat honey for the molasses or sugar in recipes like BBQ sauce!

For specific recipes using this honey, check out our blog articles:

5 Super Easy After School Snacks with Honey
6 Recipe Free Snacks with Honey

Natural raw honey has the seemingly magical capability of spontaneously "setting" or crystallizing. Each honey will crystallize at a different rate based on the sugar and water composition. With its wonderful texture and more concentrated flavor, we recommend crystallized honey as a delicious spread over toast! If liquid honey suits you better, simply heat a warm water bath to 100 degrees and remove the pan from the heat. Submerge your jar with the cap removed and allow to stand 20-30 minutes. It will be ready to pour again! An uncertain amount of time will pass before the honey may need de-crystallization again, and then simply repeat these steps as needed.

About Buckwheat Honey


The rolling prairies of Washington State.

Health Benefits of Buckwheat Honey

It has very high antibiotic qualities. According to research, its antibiotic characteristic is slightly better than Manuka honey’s.

Fun Fact

There are three types of bees in the hive: Queen, Worker and Drone. Honey bees have five eyes, and four wings that are latched into pairs by hooks.