The leatherwood tree is the latest of all late bloomers in the Tasmanian rainforest. Once leatherwoods reach maturity—which takes 70 years!— they’ll blossom from January through April. Beekeepers put their hives deep into the Tasmanian rainforests to give the bees access to the leatherwood nectar.
The resulting honey is a creamy golden color, opaque, thick, pourable yet slightly grainy. The flavor is floral, complex, with a bitter edge that complements the gentle sweetness.