by Patricia Mack
When it’s teatime, don’t ask me, “One lump or two?”
I take my tea with honey.
It used to be any kind of honey — orange blossom, blueberry, sage, buckwheat, thistle, heather, dandelion — or any kind that was on hand. But I’ve found something better: Savannah Bee Company Tea Honey.
Its sweetness is more subtle than other commercial honeys, and its viscosity is thinner, reminiscent of some European honeys that pour quickly and cook or roast beautifully into elegant glazes for vegetables and poultry. The heat of the hot steeping tea combines with this honey to create a new flavor note that is altogether pleasing with neither the tea nor the honey dominating the wonderful, delicate brew in the cup.
Savannah Bee Company Tea Honey is 100 percent pure varietal honey, meaning it is made predominantly from the nectar of a single type of flower and possesses its own distinct flavor and color. To be specific, it is a Tupelo honey, produced from honeybees collecting nectar from the blossoms of the white Ogeechee tupelo (Nyssa ogeche) tree. The KSA Kosher Certified tea honey is versatile enough for spicy chai, aromatic green Earl Grey, or a bold mug of Irish Breakfast. I’ve tried it with them all.
Savannah Bee Company retail stores are located in Savannah and Charleston, SC. But if that’s too far from you, the tea honey is available on Amazon.