Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey


(1 customer review)

A fusion of tree honeys from Te Urewera such as Rewarewa, Tawari, Tawhero, Hinau, Kanuka and Manuka.


Pua is the Maori word for flower, blossom or seed and so denotes the essence of life, flourishing and fertility. Tāne is our God of the Forest. He descends from Rangi, our Sky Father, and Papa, our Earth Mother. In our stories of origin, Tāne begat all life in our forests, including all trees, birds and insects, so we see our forests and all in it as his offspring or reflection.

Thus our fusion of honeys from our forest trees has been named by our elders and forest experts as Pua-ā-Tāne – as a reflection of the essence of the life and bounty of our forest.

Pua-ā-Tāne is ideal for all uses of honey – as a daily elixir for good health in drink or straight from the jar, as a spread on toast or bread, for flavouring and enhancing sweet and savoury dishes in your cooking. We use Pua-ā-Tāne every day for our cool and hot drinks – with lime or lemon, tea or coffee, keeping us in great health throughout the year.

Pua-ā-Tāne is proving to be a real favourite for a number of our customers. Here is what John McLean from Gisborne had to say:

“I must say that my wife Shona and I really enjoy the Pua-a-Tane honey we recently purchased.  It is a treat of a honey which I prefer over all others…The Pua-a-Tane is really great.  I wish you every success with marketing it”.

Additional information

Weight540 g


1 review for Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey

  1. John McLean (verified owner)

    How wonderful it is that the honey bee can fly into the flowering crowns of the pristine native forests of the Te Urewera and collect their superb nectars. The blend of tastes of the rewarewa, tawari, kanuka, hinau, tawhero and manuka nectars, among others, are stored within the combs of these hives. The delightful creamy honey that is produced sweetens the morning refreshment as well as providing a delightful dipping honey for the fruits of our breakfast. My thanks to the hard working “Children of the Mist” who make this pleasurable start to the day.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Kia ora John – what an awesome review – thank you. Long time coming back with a response but just wanted to thank you for this. We’re stoked to have our honey on your breakfast table every morning. Choice!

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