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Pohutukawa Honey 250g
Move over Manuka. It’s time for the ever-so-fun-to-say Pohutukawa Honey. New to Tahi’s range, this honey was introduced to the UK by Harvey Nichols. Pohutukawa (also known as metrosieros excelsa, New Zealand Christmas tree and iron tree) is a member of the myrtle family and has a brilliant proliferation of spiky red flowers. Highly regarded by Maori, this tree’s blossom, called kahika, creates a pearly white and creamy honey. This is thought to have many of the antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and energy benefits associated with its more famous cousin Manuka. But what makes Pohutukawa honey different is that the tree grows along the coast, which many credit with giving the honey a slightly salty twang. We’ve been drizzling it over ice cream and popcorn, slathering it onto wholegrain toast and stirring it into yoghurt.
Tahi produces its award-winning, natural and eco-friendly honey on a remote wetland sanctuary on New Zealand’s North Island. Its bees feed freely on the nectar of wild flowers, the honey then receives minimal treatment (no overheating, no pasteurising, nothing added) to retain its high pollen content – so highly prized for its health and beauty benefits.
Tahi has planted thousands of trees, restored 30 hectares of wetlands, offset their carbon footprint and educated local communities. Their activities have seen the number of bird species on their land rise from 14 to 70. Its hives are in the wild and are not used for commercial pollination, meaning the bees are not constantly being moved around, they receive multiple food sources and are less exposed to pesticides and fungicides. And finally, where most honey producers replace the honey they take from the hive with a sugar solution that contains none of the nutrients that bees need to protect their immune system, Tahi leave their bees with enough of their own honey to ensure their healthy survival over the winter months.
SKU No.: 3208957
Style No.: 780183
New Zealand Pohutukawa Honey.
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