Firstly, we shoe you the most important characteristics of thyme honey:
This honey has an amber colour with reddish reflections. In crystallization this honey pales very slightly.
Its aroma is very intense, as in other honeys of the labiadas family. It also has a persistent taste, with clear phenolic components. When tasting it you can also appreciate its sweet taste with acid notes, although it can present salty notes. However, if the harvest is later and it has been mixed with some secretion of myelates from oaks, its colour is darker.
Honey with a relatively rapid tendency to crystallize
d) Thyme plant
Thyme is a small plant typical of the Mediterranean climate. This plant grows in the central and southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, on hills, heads and slopes exposed to the sun. It usually accompanies holm oak groves and other plants, brooms, lavender and rosemary.
e) Flowering and harvesting
Thyme flowers very intensely and briefly in spring from the month of March. As a consequence, it is one of the first honeys to be harvested.
Therefore, our raw thyme honey is harvested in late spring and summer. However, it is very negatively influenced by cold, rain and drought.
Below is a video about the different types of thyme
Video about thyme flowers
The majority pollen of this honey belongs to the Thymus sp… Although we will also find pollens of other species, such as: lamiaceae, cistáceas, radish and lollipop.
g) Useful life
From the age of two, such honey may lose some property
h) Destination population
Furthermore, this honey is indicated for the whole population. For children under the age of two, we also recommend that you ask your doctor for advice.
2. Benefits and properties:
This fantastic honey from thyme flowers, is the Spanish honey with greater therapeutic properties, as it has the common properties of all quality honeys, bactericide and disinfectant. In addition those that provides them the medicinal plant of Thyme.
Also, this honey emphasizes an extraordinary antiseptic capacity. For this reason, it is recommended for the prevention and treatment of respiratory and digestive diseases. It is also recommended for inflammatory respiratory diseases and affections, such as: convulsive cough and asthma. It also regulates blood pressure. Finally, it is very indicated as a tonic in the face of fatigue and asthenia.
It is also very rich in copper and boron, two trace elements very necessary for the proper functioning of our body.
Unless taken in very high amounts, thyme honey has no contraindications. However, one should not abuse the honey, because it is very calorific.
This honey is one of the most aromatic honeys. We recommend this honey for those who truly appreciate the typical taste of honey.
Great cooks recommend thyme honey to pair raw fish with tartar to sashimi, fish roasts and reduced sauces. In addition to its common uses in sweetening desserts, drinks and for breakfast.
Thyme honey has little tendency to crystallise, but when it crystallises it takes on a coarse granulation, i.e. even if the raw honey is raw, it is normal that it does not crystallise. Therefore, the crystallization of thyme honey is late.
Our thyme raw honey is obtained from a beekeeper in Guadalajara, exactly located in the town of Brihuega, which belongs to the region of Alcarria.
We have visited this beekeeper in the region of La Alcarria and we know him well. For what we can assure its seriousness in the work and the great quality of its honeys.
We don’t find thyme honey in other European countries. Exactly, Mediterranean countries like Italy and Greece.
Honey from thyme is also in high demand abroad. Therefore, it is easy to find in supermarkets such as: Tesco, Lid, Waitrose and Holland and Barret. It can also be found in large online stores such as Amazon.
However, from El Cortijuelo we assure you the quality of thyme honey, as it comes directly from beekeepers in Spain. Serious beekeepers we know well.
“Finally, if you have any further questions. Consequently, we will be happy to help you”.