There are a few varieties of white honey in the world, but not all are created equal. Clover, for example, can make a bright white honey, but the taste and texture do not come near that of our honey. Our rare, certified organic Kiawe Honey is gathered from an isolated Kiawe forest on the island of Hawaii. The deep tap roots of the Kiawe trees have reached an underground aquifer of fresh water that flows down from the volcanoes. This forest is in a desert and no other vegetation has tapped the aquifer, allowing the bees to collect Kiawe nectar of exceptional purity and quality.
Pure Kiawe Honey rapidly and naturally crystallizes into an exceptionally creamy texture, creating a pearly white Honey with a unique, delicate tropical flavor unlike anything you have ever tasted. Obtaining Kiawe Honey in its natural state – unheated and unfiltered – is a painstaking art that requires precise timing; too soon and the honey is not sufficiently ripe, too late and it crystallizes in the comb. Once crystallized it is impossible to extract Kiawe Honey from the comb without using heat, which can destroy beneficial enzymes while radically altering the Honey’s color, taste and texture.
The Kiawe forest that produces this Honey is quite small, making this one of the rarest gourmet Honey varieties on the planet.