Why Honey Tastes Different?

Have you ever noticed how honey doesn’t always taste the same? Sometimes it’s a touch tart, other times sweet like spun sugar, with hints of vanilla or even bitterness. This incredible variety isn’t magic, it’s a beautiful symphony of nature and the tireless work of bees at the Origin.

Just like us, bees have preferences. In the honey world, this translates to two main types:

Monofloral: such as our Watu Honey Origin Merapi, is crafted by bees diligently collecting nectar from predominantly one type of flower, such as the calliandra flower. This focused gathering process imbues the honey with a more pronounced taste profile, characterized by buttery notes, delicate florals, and a delightful sweetness.

Multifloral: exemplified by our Watu Honey Origin Luwu, offers a diverse flavor experience. Crafted from the nectar of various flowers, each contributing its unique essence, this honey showcases a delightful complexity. With a nuanced taste profile, our Watu Honey Luwu tantalizes the palate with hints of sourness complemented by subtle bitterness, creating a harmonious balance that captivates the senses

But that’s not all! Seasonal changes also play a role. Spring blooms yield lighter, brighter flavors, while summer’s bounty creates richer, bolder notes. Even subtle variations in soil conditions can influence the taste, adding unique mineral nuances.


Finally, processing methods play a part. Raw honey retains the full spectrum of natural flavors, while pasteurized honey may have a milder taste. At Talasi, we filter our honey to remove impurities, ensuring that every jar is filled with nothing but the pure essence of the finest honey from the origin.


So, the next time you savor a spoonful of honey, remember: it’s a journey in a jar! What fascinating flavors will you discover in your next spoonful?

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How can I contribute? How do we create a better livelihood? How can we use the abundant natural resources and add more value to their lives. This was my purpose calling and I have spent my adult life in the business of adding value to Indonesian natural resources. 

After a few days in Sumba, I was reenergized and felt the urge to start a new journey. This new endeavor will be different. This time I intended to bring more power to the smallholders and farmers in creating a sustainable chain that can give value and impact on their lives. And I named this enterprise Talasi which in sanskrit depicts trees that always bear flowers, fruits and new leaves, and a sweet fragrance or cornflower in Latin America.

Talasi is about exploring and discovering the potential in the obscurity. Talasi is about setting up and operating at the Origin. Talasi is about working with the community, providing them with knowledge, skills and tools. Investing at the grassroots level and connecting the chain to sustain and maintain nature while enhancing livelihoods. With the end game of empowerment to the people of the land.

With the creation of our premium honest brands, Watu and Toye across food and natural ingredient products, everyone can be part of this vision with each purchase in support of the same values and mission to empower the grassroots communities.

We will soon complete our full facilities and retreat in Sumba which is currently roasting our Watu cashews. And our Batukaru Talasi Retreat, Bali opened earlier this year with Flores next in line.

I am excited about what the future holds for “the Origin” and I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal humble invitation to each and everyone you to visit us and “Experience Talasi”.

Let’s discover the Origin,
Alisjahbana Haliman