Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.

Palmetto Honey

$ 17.00

Tasting Notes: Dark amber in color with rich, sweetly smokey flavors of burnt caramel and toasted marshmallow.

Our Palmetto honey hails from central Florida and is harvested from late June into July. This rare mono-floral is revered by honey enthusiasts from around the world. Rich in antioxidants, it is said to have health benefits that rival Manuka honey!

Palmetto honey is made with pollen from slow-growing Saw Palmetto trees. These palms native to the southern US can take up to 100 years to reach maturity and make enough nectar for bees to pollinate them! 

Learn more about the health benefits of Palmetto honey (and other dark honeys) on our blog >>

Using your Raw Palmetto Honey at Home

Palmetto is bottled in a 12oz jar, and is dark amber in color, velvety in texture, and smokey in flavor; we think it tastes like a perfectly toasted marshmallow! Pair Palmetto honey with Lapsang Souchong or any of our more oxidized black teas.

While some of our staff eat Palmetto Honey by the spoonful, it is also delicious drizzled on prosciutto pizza or on cheeseboards with rich and creamy soft French cheeses.

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 Sourwood Honey


The southern tip of the Appalachian chain in northern Georgia.

Health Benefits of Sourwood Honey

Honey diluted with a bit of warm water was shown to significantly improve seborrheic dermatitis, which is a scalp condition that causes dandruff and itching.

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.