Mieli Thun Lime Tree Honey is produced in the Valsugana-Trento region of Italy at the end of June. This is a pale crystallized honey that has highlights of golden yellow and amber color. Noted for its fresh, almost minty scent, which is reminiscent of the linden flower, it possesses an intense flavor of fresh spices. Its taste is medium-sweet and very long, with fresh walnut tones and a delicately bitter aftertaste. It crystallizes into large and irregular-shaped grains. This is a perfect honey to pair with your favorite herbal teas.
In 1992, Andrea Paternoster took over the family business from his grandfather with much determination and passion to expand the business and the honey catchment areas beyond the Trentino region. Andrea's dream is to capture the unique essence of each variety of flower in a series of single-blossom honeys. Taking his bees with him, he travels all over Italy following the flowering seasons of dozens of different types of flowers. Andrea told us that his art is about being in harmony with his bees and having a skill for timing and sensitivity. But the skill goes into the extraction of the honey, which is all done without pasteurization or any additives. Each varietal of honey is special as the fragrance and flavor of each flower species is captured in the honey.