Better than a Pot of Gold. Here are the Top 5 Things You Should Know about Mad Honey!

Mad honey is not your ordinary shelf-bought honey although it can be easily mistaken for a harmless nectar; it is packed with power and potency. Mad honey tastes best when tried in a wooden spoon as it doesn’t modify the taste and properties in any way. We are not the only ones who recommend eating it this way, expert beekeepers think alike. However, any spoon is just fine but leaving a metal spoon dipped in overnight is a no-no, since honey has an acidic pH and reacts with metallic surfaces. So enough rambling, let's talk about the properties of Mad Honey and more.


How to Recognize Authentic Mad Honey?

As we earlier mentioned in our previous article, The Higher the Mountain, The Madder the Honey, authentic mad honey does not taste like store-bought honey, although it is sweet, it has a bitter aftertaste- the smell is different and will remind you of ‘sugarcane wine’ known as Fangourin. It will not only bring some sweet memories but also titillate your taste buds due to its unusual yet delightful taste.


Authentic mad honey can be recognized by its darker color, however a lot of mad honey brands that are available online claim to be selling pure mad honey without up-to-date lab tests and certifications.

This is why we recommend buyers seek in-depth information when investing in this elixir.

The Mad Honey has its Nepalese honey tested in laboratories.


Our latest certification was received on the 15th February 2021. Our Mad Honey is certified Himalayan Wild Honey from the Ministry of Agriculture Government of Nepal and is regularly tested by the National Food Laboratory. More on our Lab Report here.


Authentic Mad Honey Characteristics

Cliff honey can be recognized by its runnier consistency and deeper shade of red; it produces a slightly itchy sensation in the back of the throat when gulped down.


If you have tasted mad honey that didn’t sound like anything of the above, you’ve probably wasted your cash on altered mad honey or simply regular honey. It is easy to get scammed if you have no prior knowledge about Mad Honey so, if you are skeptical about the authenticity of our Mad Honey, read our customer reviews or simply get in touch with us on What’s App/ Telegram, Facebook, or via email for assistance.

Transparency and accountability are key principles of our brand, therefore we are here to answer all of your questions and assure the best tasting and psychoactive experience with our cliff honey.


How Much Mad Honey Should You Take?

For the Gurung Tribesmen who are used to the Nepalese nectar, it is not unusual to go beyond the recommended dosage, however, we would recommend one spoonful a day for medicinal purposes. If it is your first time trying Mad Honey, it is best to start with one teaspoon and step up to two spoonfuls once your body is acquainted with this new experience.


The dosage of grayanotoxins in a spoonful of mad honey varies from place to place and season. For instance, our Mad Honey Limited Reserve 2021 is more potent than our regular Mad Honey, this is mainly because the harvest takes place in Spring where the Rhododendron flowers are in full bloom, which in turn signifies that the foraging bees produce honey with higher potency and psychoactive properties.


The experience provided by The Mad Honey is a pleasant and predictable one, our quality is backed up by years of experience in the field. We test the harvested honey and can therefore guarantee that every teaspoon of The Mad Honey carries a potent amount of grayanotoxins.

Our Himalayan Honey can be used daily as an immune system booster as it stimulates cell regeneration. For our Mad Honey Limited Reserve 2021, 2 or 3 tablespoons will produce mild effects within 20 minutes to 1hour. The effects last anything between 3 to 5 hours.


What are Mad Honey effects?

Experienced effects are sensations such as body relaxation, brain consciousness and a surge of energy, a sense of euphoria, and alteration in colors and brightness.​


More delicate and reactive bodies can also experience queasiness, dizziness, blurred vision, wilting and increased blood pressure.

For stronger effects, we recommend eating The Mad Honey on an empty stomach.

It is best to avoid drinking alcohol before or right after the intake of The Mad Honey.

We do not recommend increasing the dosage by more than 3-4 tablespoons.


Other ways to use Mad Honey

Put your fancy pants on! Since mad honey is fancy and on the pricier side, you can save it for a unique gastronomic dish. However, it is best not to expose mad honey to high temperatures since it alters its properties. Therefore, we recommend trying it out on a cheeseboard. Imagine having some Burrata with our mad honey? Mouthwatering, right? You can also consume mad honey with your tea. One teaspoon should suffice.


For Whom?

For the ones that are looking to spice up their lives or want to benefit from the medicinal properties of Mad Honey. Mad honey is an amazing mood-up lifter and has provided a magical if not, mystical experience to many. It is also a luxurious addition to your skincare routine since it has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.


Take a quick look at our reviews for more.


Be mindful when trying Mad Honey, as it is always risky to consume more than three spoons a day.


Read More:

To bee or not to bee.

The Higher the Mountain, The madder the Honey.

Smart as can bee: Discovering how honey hives function and why our Mad Honey is unique.

Mad Honey Hunting in Nepal.