As we fly through September, national honey month, I thought it was time to give the golden nectar its moment in the sun in this week's sip & style. Like a buzzing bee to a pretty petal, a sweet dab of honey is one of tea's nearest and dearest companions.
A loyal fan of local honey, I jumped for joy when I got wind of Urban Apiaries Pure Philadelphia Honey, that's "made exclusively by city dwelling honeybees in Philadelphia. Labeled by zipcode, every bottle captures the unique flavor of each of our apiary locations. Urban honeybees forage rooftop gardens and window boxes, community garden and city parks to produce complex, delicious honey.”
I picked up a petite pot of the 19129 North Philadelphia Honey during a recent trip to Terrain (my heart was hoping for 19147-South Philadelphia honey near my home-but alas they were all out). Still bursting with joy for local sweetness, I popped the seal as soon as I walked into my kitchen. One tiny teaspoon took my taste buds on a journey of delicate sweetness that quickly transformed into a spicy, rich bite that ended in a blossoming floral note that leisurely lingered. Swoon.
A spoonful of this sister to a sip pairs perfectly with the style of this honeybee belt. One of my favorite vintage finds, this golden honeybees meet at my middle to add the perfect pop to my wardrobe (especially a vintage blue dress covered in flowers). One of my sweet dreams involves wearing this buzz-worthy belt to a honey party where friends will bring pots filled with golden nectar from their neck of the woods.
Do you have a favorite spot to scoop up local honey?