Perfectly paired with creamy cheeses such as camembert and brie with fresh fig. The Jewel of the 2023 Honey Collection – this exceptionally rare honey comes from one of the most spectacular locations in the world.  In the lofty canopy, the majestic karri tree blooms only once every 7 to 10 years. It represents less than 0.1% of Australian production making it 1,000 times rarer than manuka. This golden honey is presented in a bespoke hexagonal jar, inlaid with 22-karat gold and finished with a matching timber lid, it is accompanied by a handcrafted glass dipper and certificate of authenticity. Only 888 jars are produced.

$630.00

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Karri TA25+ Raw Honey

The Jewel for those who appreciate beauty

The karri tree (eucalyptus diversicolour) is endemic to a small area in the far south west of Australia.

With a lifespan of up to 600 years, it takes 15 years to reach maturity. These forest giants gracefully ascend to heights of up to 90 metres. Immersing oneself in the forest offers an awe-inspiring spectacle, as sunlight filters through the tree gaps, revealing the undulating slopes and valleys within.

In the lofty canopy, the majestic karri tree blooms only once every 7 to 10 years. During this extraordinary period, spanning from December to April, the forest becomes adorned with vibrant blossoms. The nectar from the karri flower produces an exquisite golden mono-floral honey which is exceptionally delicate.

Karri honey is sought out by aficionados due to very limited production and connection to one of the most spectacular locations in the world. It represents less than 0.1% of Australian production making it 1,000 times rarer than manuka. This means that it does not often make it out of Australia.

The Science

Premium monofloral karri honey is recognised as a bioactive honey with antibacterial properties, which can help fight off infections.
This batch of honey has been independently laboratory tested and was found to have:

  • TA | Total antimicrobial activity of >29% phenol equivalent
  • ORAC | Total antioxidant capacity of 229 umol TE/100g
  • FRAP | Total polyphenolics of 529 umol/100g
  • Total sugars of 62g/100g consisting of 38g fructose and 24g glucose

Palynological analysis of the batch confirmed this to be a monofloral karri (eucalyptus diversicolor) honey with the following floral origins:

  • Eucalyptus diversicolor (karri) 60.04%
  • Eucalyptus marginata (jarrah) 7.99%
  • Trifolium repens (clover) 14.92%
  • Other myrtaceae species 11.01%
  • All other species 6.04%

 

Sommelier’s Notes

A refined, balanced profile. Delicate, confectionary smoothness that evolves to a clean, astringent, smooth bitter finish.

Visual

Colour: Extra White. The colour of butter with a slight citrus hue.

Liquid, but not completely clear.

No crystals or sediment, but still opaque.

Limited sparkle / brightness present.

Aroma

Dry vegetal, earthy with a balsamic freshness.

Less barnyard, more fresh hay and bushwalk aroma notes.

Base vegetal notes of dried native leaves with mineral top notes.

Reminiscent of the smell of a dry bush walk after light rain.

Also slightly present are warm, lactic and tea aromas.

Texture

No crystals or sediment. Liquid with thixotropic qualities.

Mild trigeminal qualities present. Bitter, astringent persistence.

Smooth mouthfeel.

Flavour

Intensity: Medium

Brown sugar, toasted caramel, nougat, milk toffee with nutty bitterness at the end. Like biting into a green stem, or unripe almond. Quinine, bitter tannins (not unpleasant) finish.

Pairing

Creamy, gooey cows milk cheese like a washed rind, brie or camembert topped with fresh fig. The delicate, earthy flavours of the rind cheeses will contrast the confectionary, caramel notes of the honey. The sweetness of the fig will balance, but not compete with the bitter aftertaste of the honey.

 

Our quality guarantee

Single origin raw honey
Small batch (only 888 available)
Independently laboratory tested
Fully traceable to source
Sommelier selected