Saratoga Tea & Honey Co.

French Lavender Honey

$ 20.00

Tasting notes: Amber color with headily sweet yet herbaceous notes of summer in Southern France.

This monofloral honey made by busy bees pollinating lavender fields in the south of France has an exceptional flavor in its sweetly floral yet herbaceous flavor profile - just like its namesake flower.

Home to some of the world's most famous lavender fields, the rolling fields of Provence produce this gorgeous honey that will instantly transport you to sweet summer days in the South of France. Delicate yet robust, floral yet herbaceous, this amber-hued honey is a study in contrasts and will take you straight to the summer markets of Avignon.

Using Your Raw French Lavender Honey at Home

Engage your palate with elegant honey pairings, like sharp sheep milk cheeses and a full-bodied Beaujolais Blanc.  Of course, our favorite tea or tisane pairing for this gorgeous French Lavender Honey is our La Provençale, but this floral honey is also a lovely accompaniment to lightly oxidized oolongs like Shan Lin Xi.  

(Please Note: Our French Lavender honey is not infused with lavender.)

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.