I vacationed in Greece in October and fell in love with Mountain tea and the wonderful honey. This honey is authentic and terrific.
LEGENDARY HONEY FROM THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF IKARIA, GREECE
Honey from the "ancient healing island" of Ikaria is of particularly high quality and is revered by the famously long-lived Ikarians.
Ikaria is free from industrialization and due its mountainous and undulating rocky terrain, conventional farming is not practiced. The island is therefore free from chemical pollutants that contaminate both air, land and water, leaving the bees to gather their pollen in a pristine, if not perfect, environment.
“Honey from Ikaria contains anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is eaten often” says Mr. Beuttner, who named Ikaria one of the 5 “Blue Zones” in the world for longevity.
Anama/Pine: This varietal of Ikarian honey is a combination of Anama (Heather, aka "Reiki") and native Ikarian Pine. It is not a blended honey, the hives are located in an area of the island where the Heather plants grow with the native pine trees. It is very thick, robust, rich and delicious. It has a woodsy, earthy flavor profile with floral notes and hints of minerality. Perfect with bread, yogurt, cheese or by the spoonful on its own.