Sourwood Honey has a floral and light taste with hints of baking spices and anise. The honey’s color is typically light amber with a slightly gray or brown tint and its texture is defined by a smooth, caramel buttery quality.
Sourwood Honey is most abundant in the mountains of North Georgia and Western North Carolina. The Sourwood tree blooms in late June through the month of July, beginning at lower elevations and moving up the mountain where the last blooms may not finish until early August. The Sourwood tree blooms during a period when few other nectar-available flowers are blooming, creating the opportunity for harvesting nearly pure Sourwood Honey during favorable years.