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I just received a jar of the same type of honey I had in my previous order. Why does it taste/look different?
Because all our honeys are single-source (Makueni county), they reflect the conditions of the area in which the bees are located. Different times of year and different years will have different weather conditions, which means the local plants will grow differently, and therefore different nectars will be available for the bees to collect.
This is also true for honeys of the same variety, but come from different areas. An acacia honey from Makueni will taste a bit different from an acacia honey from Baringo, and both will taste a bit different from acacia honey from Tharaka. This is both because of the different mix of plants in different regions and because the weather will be different. All of this adds to the uniqueness of each honey. Honey is quite similar to wine in this way.
We believe its part of the fun and excitement of raw honey and most natural products! You never know exactly what you'll get, but it all tastes great. If they all tasted exactly the same every time, they have probably been blended and processed.
Which honey is the best/tastiest/strongest?
We all have our own personal favorites, and in the end, it mostly comes down to the individual.
If you're new to the world of raw honey, and you're looking for a bit of guidance, though, we can offer a few tips:
Darker honeys tend to have higher mineral contents
Lighter honeys tend to crystalize more quickly
Every honey has its own properties, based on the properties of the plant the nectar comes from
Some honeys are slightly bitter, like sisal honey (available in the drought season)
Where does your honey come from?
Most of our honeys come from various regions of Makueni which have lots of natural, wild areas with little human interference and a perfect climate for honeybees. We also carry honey from Kitui South which has long, respected honey traditions.