• Image 1

Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey


As seen in the Wall Street Journal.

Spicy and deeply complex, this honey has been supporting the export economy of the small southern Pacific island of Tasmania for over 100 years. The flavor is very fine with a subtle spice and savory quality - the sweetness is certainly present but seems to dominate the flavor less than say, clover honey.  The flavor is best appreciated spread on warm toast or plain scones - but we've used it in a honey cake recipe to GREAT success. 

Blossoming from huge trees which can grow to 100 feet, the white flowers of the Leatherwood tree are the source for 70% of Tasmania's honey. Leatherwood honey is appreciated the world over for its unique flavor and heady, floral aroma.  Because very little and low heat is used in the "harvesting" of the honey, the crystal structure is extremely fine.  This results in a honey that is rich and spreadable at room temperature.

350 grams
Tasmanian Honey Company
(6 product reviews)
$14.00 (Currently Sold Out)


Write A Review  |  

Product Reviews { hide reviews }

Showing reviews 1-4 of 6 | Next

  1. Luscious

    Posted by Wishbone on 6th Aug 2013

    I first tried it about 6 years ago and was a bit taken aback by its richness. Since realised that all other honey is sugary and feeble by comparison. Manuka included. The honey by which all other honey should be judged in my opinion.

  2. Nectar of the Gods

    Posted by Wayne Guy on 17th Oct 2012

    I'm a Tasmanian, living in California for the past 16 years. I've missed Tasmanian Leatherwood Honey and am delighted to see it at Market Hall Foods.
    The Japanese have a name for Tasmania that translates as "The Island Closest to Heaven". That being the case this honey would have to be the nectar of the gods.
    It's not a honey for everyone as it has a definite, unusual flavor, but in my opinion, it makes every other honey taste ordinary.
    I love it, my wife doesn't. You should experience this for yourself.

  3. Quite something

    Posted by Gus W on 23rd Apr 2012

    This indeed is pretty unique honey. Spicey, flowery and has the loveliest orange colour. The moment you open it and just smell it you know you're in for a treat. In fact, it's so tasty I just keep the tin handy and have a teaspoonful every day -- on its own, without anything else. The packaging's pretty, too. Makes a wonderful and unique gift for someone with the sweet tooth.

  4. The Best Honey You Will Ever Taste...Period!

    Posted by Gail on 28th May 2010

    I travel all over the world and seek out honey wherever I go. I'm a hobby beekeeper and honey fanatic. This is by far, the most exquisite honey you will ever try. The Leatherwood flower produces a beautiful, floral honey that is not cloyingly sweet like so many other honeys I've tried. I've tried the other honey offerings from Tasmanian Honey Company and they are also fabulous..wish MarketHall Foods would stock them...Meadowood and Christmas Honey. My next trip will be to Tasmania!

Showing reviews 1-4 of 6 | Next


© 2014 Market Hall Foods, Inc.
5655 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
510.250.6000 | 1.888.952.4005