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La Tovara 2018 Mangrove Honey

A savory, salty honey that is light on the tongue and surprising on the palette. Collected from the carefully preserved mangroves along the Nayarit coast.

Tasting Notes

Bay leaf | Mace | Taffy | Olive oil | Sea salt

 
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Compare to 2017

Sea salt and bay leaf are still primary flavors in 2018 compared to 2017’s La Tovara. However, where 2017 dives straight into mineral and woody herbs like savory, 2018 takes a more lighthearted turn with fresh, grassy olive oil. The warm mid-tone of coriander is stronger and leans more towards the flavor of mace. Additionally playing on the palette is the sweet, indulgent flavor of salt-water taffy, which was lacking in 2017. The mouthfeel is similar, with a light, clean finish and lingering salt.

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Pairing

Chicken, fish, earthy spices, salami, mezcal, whiskey, and blue cheese.


Recipes

Honey is meant to be paired, mixed, and licked from the spoon. Discover delicious new ways to enjoy our honeys.


The Coastline of Nayarit

Nayarit is a lush, verdant, coastal state of Mexico. Mangrove trees hug the Pacific coastline, sweep up into low hills smothered in sugar cane and fruit trees, and rise sharply up to 4,500 feet, where coffee plants hide beneath a pine canopy. 

In the tropical delta of La Tovara, a mangrove preserve hosts the bees for the summer. Herons, hawks, gulls, and dragonflies play in the subdued mazes of the stands. Mangrove roots reach into the sea and the silt, pulling minerals and riches up from the depths. The velvet flowers of mangroves bloom in the clean, pure breeze of the coast. The nectar captures hints of the salty wind and the offerings of the sea, combining to produce honey that is slightly salty and full ofminerals, and yet also remains airy and fresh.

 
 
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