Wild Floral Aroma, Chestnut Taste
[Jirisan Hanbong] Jirisan Mountain Honey (2 Varieties)
Many people describe honey as 'sweet' - but it's so much more!
Depending on the type of nectar, honey can taste floral, fruity, nutty, earthy and even spicy! Today, we introduce two premium honeys harvested in Jirisan Mountain: Snowbell and Chestnut Honey. As the name states, the nectar is derived from the flowers of the Snowbell and Chestnut Tree. These two trees blossom for only two months - during May and June. The Jirisan bees get busy and create a limited supply of delicious honey every year, which is then masterfully extracted by beehive master Kim Il Kwon.
So what do these honeys taste like? The honey from the Snowbell tree has a balanced sweetness - not overly sweet. It also has a slight floral note that pairs nicely with breakfast foods like cheese, greek yogurt and fruit. The chestnut honey is much darker in color - and the flavor is more robust. It isn’t as sweet as the Snowbell but has an aftertaste of chestnuts! A unique, local flavor that works beautifully with morning toast and baked goods.
Natural pure honey is filled with mineral and vitamins. But there are many large brands that “water-down” honey with artificial sweeteners like sugar to lower prices. In Korea, producers label their honey with a carbon isotope ratio score. This indicates the pureness of the honey. All-natural honey has a score that ranges low, from -23.5% ~ -33% (the lower the better). Sugar, for reference, has a score in the high -10% ~ -20%.
Both of the Jirisan honeys have a score of -23.5% - indicating a pure, all-natural honey.
- 100% all-natural honey harvested from Mt. Jirisan (Korea)
- Honey has a Carbon Isotope Ratio of -23.5% - which indicates pure, natural honey (no sugar added)
- Harvested once in the year - limited supply per year
- Two types to choose from: Snowbell Honey or Chestnut Honey
- Size is 400g - large bottle (will last long time)
1. Jirisan Snowbell Honey
Carbon Isotope Ratio: -23.5%
Every year, during May and June, Snowbell Trees in Mt Jirisan begin to blossom. The nectar from this flower tastes sweet - but not overly sweet - with a hint of floral aftertaste.
Drizzle this honey over fruit and yogurt or use it as a substitute for sugar in Korean recipes.
2. Jirisan Chestnut Honey
Carbon Isotope Ratio: -23.5%
Chestnut Trees also blossom during May and June. Nicknamed "Medicine Honey" by locals, this Chestnut honey is packed with vitamins - especially Potassium and Iron.
In terms of taste, it is not as sweet or floral like the Snowbell honey. Instead, it has a muted sweetness with a slight chestnut aftertaste!
We think it's great spreading over morning toast or baked goods!
Natural Honey (100%)
Expiration period: 2 years
Before opening, store in a cool, dry area
After opening, store in a cool, dry area
What to Make
Garnish over yogurt
Eat with cheese & bread
Drink as a tea
About the Brand
Jirisan Hanbong is owned by beehive master Kim Il Kwon. It is a family-owned operation that is based in Mt. Jirisan, Korea. The bee hives are located 1500m above sea level and are harvested only once a year.
A: Yes, it's 100% pure honey - absolutely no sugar or any other ingredients added.
The snowbell honey has a fair amount of sweetness - with a hint of floral taste. The chestnut honey is not as sweet - more of a muted sweetness with a slight aftertaste of chestnuts!
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About The Brand
Jirisan Hanbong is owned by beehive master Kim Il Kwon (below). It is a family-owned operation that is based in Mt. Jirisan, Korea. The bee hives are located 1500m above sea level and are harvested only once a year.