Rewarewa Honey 500g

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The Best Tasting Honey in the World!

  • Grand First Prize Winner, World’s Best Tasting Honey (10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest).
  • Gold Medal, London Honey Awards 2022.

Also available in 250g and 110g.

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Rewarewa Honey: The Best Tasting Honey in the World

Trophy of 10th Black Jar International Honey Contest Won By Manawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna, Te Urewera, New ZealandOur Rewarewa Honey won Grand First Prize in the 10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest held in Asheville, USA. So our Rewarewa Honey is now “The Best Tasting Honey in the World”.

In 2022, our Rewarewa Honey won GOLD at the London Honey Awards and back here in New Zealand, also won Silver at the Outstanding Food Producers Awards in 2021.

Think of our Rewarewa Honey as “beyond Mānuka” – another exciting unique New Zealand honey. Our Rewarewa Honey is packed full of beneficial properties, with a deep colour and a rich, full flavour harking back to its origins in the pristine forests of Te Urewera.


The Rewarewa Tree

Our Rewarewa Honey is made by our hard-working bees from the Rewarewa tree (Knightia excelsa), which is our indigenous honeysuckle tree in New Zealand. The Rewarewa tree grows in groves in well-lit parts of our forest, and stands above the forest shrubbery as a fine tree of up to 30 metres in height.

The flowers of the Rewarewa tree are clustered together on stalks with about 50-80 flowers in each cluster. The flower is designed for pollination by birds such as kōkō (the Tūhoe name for tūī) and bellbird, so it gives a bounty of nectar which our bees find to then make into our delicious Rewarewa Honey.

Traditionally, the nectar of the Rewarewa tree was collected by our ancestors for a sweetener as it contains about 45% sugars – a true honeysuckle! The inner bark was used for bandaging over wounds to check bleeding and help healing. So there’s the clue that the honey from the Rewarewa tree will have healing properties.

Rewarewa Honey By Manawa Honey NZ Ruatahuna Dripping off Honey DipperThe Benefits of Rewarewa Honey

Indeed, research has found that Rewarewa Honey has a range of properties, from antibacterial to anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Research continues on just what gives Rewarewa Honey these special properties, and we can’t wait to find out!

There’s some things though that we can tell you about the properties of Rewarewa Honey. It is known to have the highest peroxide activity of NZ honey which helps in healing and fighting bacteria. Rewarewa Honey is also high in anti-oxidants for dealing with free radicals in the body, and it has been found to have strong anti-inflammatory properties.  And, yes you know this, it is great for energy and general well-being.

Use our Rewarewa Honey daily, straight from the jar, or in tonic drinks. Rewarewa Honey is especially favoured by chefs for use in savoury and dessert dishes to create culinary delights!

Our Rewarewa Honey is also available in 250g and 110g. You will also find it in our range of gift-packs suitable for the special people in your life.

Additional information

Weight 542 g


3 reviews for Rewarewa Honey 500g

  1. Radhika Dewan

    It has rightly received the award of “The Best Tasting Honey in the World”. It suits my taste buds perfectly as its not too sweet. If you are looking for a more sweet tasting honey, you should go for the Tiwari honey. Due to the rich color of RewarewaI honey, am also looking forward to try out recipes which include it!

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Oh we agree wholeheartedly with your assessment on this one Radhika. Rewarewa – not too sweet, best tasting honey in the world. We also agree that Tawari Honey comes across most palates as sweeter. Tawari works to complement light cheeses and fruits in desserts you will find, but when you start to work with Rewarewa Honey in your cooking you will find it really packs a punch! I was thinking Rewarewa Honey would be fabulous with some Indian recipes but I am no expert on that. If you find it really works in some of your cuisine there in India please let us know…

  2. Liz Racz

    This honey is exactly what they say it is, delicious to the last taste.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Thanks for making the time to send through your review of our Manuka Honey Liz – Glad to hear that you use it to lesson the flu symptoms in lieu of other remedies 🙂 Cheers, Tania.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      We agree! Thanks for the review Liz. Cheers, Tania

  3. Sheryl Nathan

    Wow so nice, bought this while we on our bus tour – so pleased – will purchase again.

    • Brenda Tahi, CEO Manawa Honey NZ

      Kia ora ano Sheryl. It was fabulous to have you here on your bus tour. We knew you would love the Rewarewa Honey – after all, it won Best Tasting Honey in the World! Go well in 2023…

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