The Honey Pot

Really excellent honey can have layers of flavor and complexity akin to cheese, wine, or chocolate. Whether you’re sampling honey at an official tasting or just tasting honey with special attention, typetive offers some advice. “I like to try to tease out the flavors that are in it.” Be prepared for floral flavors and notes of wood, herbs, balsam, leather, cream, cheese, smoke, fruits, or berries. Notice the color and clarity of the honey. Textures vary; note the grain, thickness, smoothness, and stickiness of your honey. And a serious expression is mandatory while doing any honey tasting—even if you get a glob of honey in your hair.

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