Use a clean spoon and apply the honey to your tongue. Let it slowly melt on your tongue, however, without swallowing it. Initially you will get the feel of its sweetness before you get the feel of its texture, which varies depending on the type of honey, e.g. pine honey is thicker in texture compared to flower honey which has a thinner and softer texture. While inhaling from your mouth and exhaling from your nose will allow you to get acquainted to the aroma of each honey type, your palate will get stimulated by its taste. Do not use the same spoon for further testing of a different honey type, as they enzymes of your mouth will alter the components of the honey. We do recommend to use a new spoon. You should experience a slight burn in the back of your throat, which is an indication of high volumes of pollen in your honey sample, which in turn is an indication of its purity. Of course, there are many different ways to taste honey, each one left to the discretion of the consumer.
Another way of testing and tasting honey moves the priority to your sense of smell. When opening the honey jar taking deep, full and close breaths should give you a feel for the aroma of your honey. Obviously, different types of honey offer different scents, thus flower honey has a richer aroma due to the variety of the flowers involved, while pine honey has less of an aroma as it is derived from the honeymoon excreted on tree trunks.