Have you ever noticed that honey tastes like flowers?

United States
July 27, 2008 7:00pm CST
Or, at least how I would imagine flowers taste. Once I had white tea blended with somet type of flower. Don't remember the name. It was very delicious. Tasted just like honey. Maybe it varies with the brand of honey and where the bees get the nectar from. Have you ever noticed the flower taste in honey? What's your favorite recipe/dish/drink to use honey with? For me, that would be tea. I love honey in my tea. And on occasion, I drizzle honey over my grilled pork chops. Always gets rave reviews. Works great on fruit too. More nutritious than store snacks.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Jul 08
At my wifes work they serve a drink they call Rania named after the owners oldest daughter. It is a hibiscus drink with other spices etc added. Made from the hibiscus flower. very tasty. Honey comes mainly from flowers in the start so it is no wonder it tastes sort of flowery I guess. I add honey to my hot oatmeal, tea, and sometimes iced tea as well. Beats sugar that's for sure and healthier. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Honey and oatmeal! That's a super idea. Never tried that.
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@snowy22315 (56002)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I havent really noticed that honey tastes like flowers but I have some tangerine blossom honey that I think will taste like flowers. It is definitely sweet. I dont know that regular honey has a floral taste or scent. I will try to pay atttention the next time I am eating it. I like it on English muffins in place of jelly. It is good with peanut butter also.
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@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Jul 08
me too have not noticed this.
@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Yes, the honey has some of the taste of the flowers it comes from. Buckwheat honey is very highly prized. Or at least it used to be. I like honey in hot tea, mixed a little with peanut butter, or just a little bit on pancackes, a touch to sweeten fruit. I put it in smoothies. It takes much less than sugar.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Keeping in mind that Bees go from flower to flower it doesn't surprise me that honey taste what a person would think a flower would taste like. I like honey a couple of different ways. I like to put it in my tea. I like to mix it with peanut butter and spread the peanut butter on bread or spread it on slices of apple's. It taste real good on those when honey has been mixed with the peanut butter. Super delicous.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I've had honey and peanut butter on apples. A ery tasty treat. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
28 Jul 08
Peanut butter apples sound awesome!
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• United States
28 Jul 08
After I responded to this post guess what I just had to stop and do. You guessed it--I cut up a apple into slices and went to town eating them. This gosh darn discussion had me wanting some of that great snack. Hear me licking the peanut butter off my fingers after eating it. Oh shame on me I should have shared it with you. But got to tell you it sure was delicious! Thanks for the tasty discussion.
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
28 Jul 08
Yes, it depend on what the bee have eating and get out their honey, there are a lot of flowers and they are all tasty.
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@shooie (4986)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Honey Bee's - Little Bug who make a sweet treat
Could be because the pollen is from flowers. I know the honey that is called orange honey taste like orange blossoms. When we were kids we would pick the orange blooms and suck on the center and was tastey. To me that is what orange honey taste like. But then again was made from the pollen the lil bees collected from the orange blossoms. So stands to reason that honey would taste like flowers no? I like to get hot water and squeeze fresh lemon and drizzle honey in it....mmmmm sweet with a kick and wonderful in the winter and good for a soar throat.
• China
28 Jul 08
honey is one of delicious drinks,some people say it is healthy if u drink a cup of honey water each day.addimittedly, everything is good only at the limited amount,honey is no exception,to some degree , the right amount of honey coule keep people healthy and a colourful life
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@shooie (4986)
• United States
28 Jul 08
agrees with you on that. everything in moderation. I am thinking about starting to have a lil everyday I hear it helps with allergies
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
28 Jul 08
Honey certainly does taste like flowers. Bee keepers will put their bees in areas that have specific flower or trees so that they get that exact taste in their honey. Like clover, it makes for a great tasting honey and if you look at these fields as you drive by you will likely see those boxes that have the hive. When I was a kid my older foster brother used to take me to a few places that had bees. He would take a couple of the frames with honey in them and we would have a feast of honey and bees wax. I know it's not good to steal but when we were done with it he made me take the frames back and leave them where the others were.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 Jul 08
i have not already gone through this experience in life. i have never taken tea or anything with flower. a shiney is extracted from flowers by bee, it may taste luike that.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jul 08
beautyqueen hi that honey tastes like flowers is because the various flowers that the bee sips its nectar from all give different flavors. my dad raisedd honey bees and extracted honey for years back during the second world war. Sweet clover honey was very light colored and mild 'flavored while sagebrush honey was darker and more pungent,orange blossom honey tastes rather orangeish.Alfalfa honey tastes like the blossoms smell a deep musky flavor.I love honey in tea and honey mixed with butter and peanut butter, it makes a wonderful spread. also just honey mixed with butter for a topping for hot toast. Ilike honey in tea and also in orange juice. Honey is also good on grapefruit as it cuts that sharp flavor. I just like honey.
@GreenMoo (11842)
1 Aug 08
Decent honey will always taste of the flowers that the bees visited. There's absolutely no comparison between the honey made by my neighbour and the cheap flavourless honey that you can buy in the supermarket. Cheap honey can be made by feeding the beeds sugar water, but you can tell. I think the best way of using honey is just to spread it on fresh bread and butter. Delicious! Sometimes I used it instead of sugar when I make bread too, but the flavour of the honey comes through and you can only use it for sweet things really.
• United States
29 Jul 08
Honey will taste like flowers because of the pollen if what the honey is made of. It will depend upon what type of flowers the bee was in for the taste of the honey. Some times you can get orange blossom honey or alpha honey. Just like the taste of cows or goats milk will change when their feed changes. When we where growing up we raised goats and drank their milk. The best goats milk came when the goats ate the live oak tree leaves. We had several on the property and when when would clip the trees we gave the goats the clippings. When the goats at poison oak the milk was bitter. It is said that if a person is allergic to poison oak or ivy and the goats eat it, have the person drink the milk and they will build up an immunity to the plant. Now I do not know for sure if that is a fact or not. I just know that with the different feeds the goats ate the milk tasted differently. If the goats got to upset there milk production would go down and have a different flavor. We had to be careful not to get the goats to riled up.
@1grnthmb (2063)
• United States
28 Jul 08
This is one reason that you can purchase honey that is flavored after certain flowers. My favorite is blackberry honey. It has a mild blackberry flavor to it. Clover honey is the most common flower variety. I have never tasted clover so I do not know how it imparts its flavor in the honey, but it is good.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
28 Jul 08
It wouldn't surprise me if honey you've eaten tasted like flowers. When I lived in Florida, our local farmer's market had a booth where they sold all kinds of honey. The flavor depended on where the bees had been. Orange blossom honey is fantastic. I love using peanut butter and honey as a dip for fresh fruits. Yummy.
• United States
28 Jul 08
Do you eat flowers? I don't. But in all seriousness, I bet it would since the honey comes from flower pollen...
@twallace (2675)
• United States
28 Jul 08
The closes taste to a flower and honey that I can remember is when I was little. Honeysuckles were the honey flower, they were so good when I was young but I don't see them that much anymore. That was the closes to a flower taste that I can remember. But to me honey doesn't really taste like a flower. Really sweet though. I do like it in my tea when I have honey to put in it. It's not much that I have used honey for other than tea. I know that the glaze that you make should be really go with the chops. That could be something that I could try one of these days. Have a good one.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 08
I really don't like honey, they have the weirdest taste and texture. I try to like them as people say they're good for your health but I just can't swallow them. Any kind of honey. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!!
• India
28 Jul 08
ohh really? i never noticed it ... its a simple concept though becuase the bees get the honey from the flowers. but it never occurred to my brain that the tastes can be similar. you made a good observation.
@riyasam (16571)
• India
28 Jul 08
i have not noticed this but this talk is making my mouth water.