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Manawa Tāwari Honey 500g

Manawa Tāwari Honey 500g

Regular price $29.90 NZD
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Tāwari (Ixerba brexinoides) is unique,  not just unique to New Zealand but also unique within New Zealand; it is the only species within its genus and only found in a few parts of the North Island. One of those parts is deep within Te Urewera, a vast pristine native forest. There, tāwari grows to over 10 metres high, and has been described by botanists as one of the most beautiful of New Zealand’s native plants, striking in the beauty of both its flowers and foliage. So much so that the delicate white flowers of the tāwari were one of the few used by Tūhoe ancestors for necklaces and garlands to be worn on festive occasions.

The tāwari flower is usually pollinated by bats and moths attracted at night to the white flower. Plentiful nectar is produced at the base of the flower, and it is from these divine pools of nectar that the honey bee, during the day, produces one of the finest honeys of New Zealand.

Tāwari is a light honey that comes with a punch and a hint of butterscotch. Use in desserts and with cheeses. Match tāwari honey with poached or roasted fruits such as pears, or use it to sweeten up your favourite roasted nuts – walnuts or cashews. Drizzle over your best soft cheeses, especially camembert or brie, that you’re serving with tart fruit cheese such as quince or omega plum. It is also great as a straight sweetener in drinks, as it enhances and won’t interfere with the taste of your tea or smoothie.

Manawa Honey NZ was founded by the Tūhoe Tuawhenua Trust which holds 9000 hectares of bush-clad lands in the remote Te Urewera region of New Zealand's North Island. The Tūhoe tribe's aim is to sustainably manage the land and resources of their region for the benefit of current and future generations. Manawa Honey NZ is part of a programme of developing enterprises that create jobs for the Tūhoe people.

The Honeys of Te Urewera are all award winners – internationally as well as here in New Zealand. Tāwari won Golds at London Honey Awards and NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards, and was finalist at Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest, USA


This product is also available for purchase instore at Zealandia's gift shop.

All proceeds support Zealandia's 500 year conservation mission.

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