Our Mānuka Honey is a gold medal winner in awards for Outstanding Food Producers. Judges described it as a ‘beautiful product’ with ‘unique characteristics’ and ‘release of flavours as it melts’.
We can only say what our customers tell us: our Mānuka Honey is the one of the best Mānuka Honeys of New Zealand. We believe that this is because our Mānuka Honey comes from the forests of Te Urewera, bringing its magical properties and a taste with complex and earthy undertones.
Mānuka Honey can only be described now as a phenomenon. It has been shown through scientific studies across the world to have many beneficial properties, that make Mānuka Honey so highly valued and sought after. All our Mānuka Honey is tested by an independent internationally-accredited laboratory for methylglyoxal content that sets the rating that we apply for our Mānuka Honey. This certification behind every jar of our Mānuka Honey gives you confidence in the quality of our product.
Mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) grows as a shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall, in forest edges or areas of reverting pasture. The flowers are small and designed to be pollinated by native bees and flies, but the honey bee also works the Mānuka flower to produce this remarkable honey.
The Mānuka tree was traditionally used for a range of medicinal purposes. The Mānuka bark was boiled and the infusion drunk or applied externally to relieve pain. Infusions of the Mānuka bark, capsules and seed were also applied to burns and wounds, or for treating mouth, throat and eye affliction, and to reduce fever. Mānuka was also used to treat wounds on horses and other domestic animals.
Use our Mānuka Honey daily as an elixir as a drink or straight from the jar. You can also use it for enhancing and sweetening your favourite dishes.
Mānuka is a Māori word and our ancestors knew all about special powers of the Mānuka tree. We only have to break down the word Mānuka itself to find that our ancestors understood it was a ‘device’ (nuka) for making something clean (mā). Thus, different parts of the Mānuka tree were used traditionally for antiseptic purposes.