Officially The Best Luxury Honey in The World, a prestigious global accolade for Tahi Manuka Honey
It’s made to the highest ethical standards, its production is underpinned by a deep and sincere environmental philosophy and it has a deliciously distinctive taste – and Tahi Manuka Honey has been named this week as The Best Luxury Honey In The World. Tahi’s exceptional taste and quality have been recognised by the experts at the renowned Luxury Lifestyle Awards, as part of their mission to celebrate the very best luxury goods and services in the world.
Created in New Zealand with the utmost skill and care, with a dedication to fully sustainable production methods, the Tahi team live and breathe their commitment to producing the world’s most deliciously healthy honey. Made using the nectar of the country’s native Manuka flowers, Tahi’s Manuka honey is highly sought-after around the world for its distinctive taste and unique health benefits.
Tahi’s Manuka Honey UMF+ Collection was praised by the award judges for its biodiversity-positive production processes and the company’s determined focus on sustainability, as well as its unique taste and texture profile – rich and golden, smooth and creamy, sweet yet mild.
“A huge amount of passion, care and creativity goes into making sure that our honey is as pure and authentic as Manuka Honey can get” said Tahi’s founder, Suzan Craig. “To be chosen as the winners of such a prestigious global award is testament not just to the commitment of the Tahi team but, most importantly, the wild and rich diversity of our glorious natural surroundings that we rely on to make our honey the very best in the world.”
About Manuka Honey and UMF
Made from the nectar of New Zealand’s native manuka flowers, manuka honey is renowned for its unique qualities and has been used in traditional Māori medicine for centuries. Its natural antibacterial and antibiotic properties are far superior to those of other honeys because of the high content of methylglyoxal (MGO). This is the antibacterial component found in most types of honey but in much larger quantities in manuka.
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF) rating is a scientifically developed scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. As part of the UMFHA (Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association), each lot of Tahi honey is scientifically tested in an independent laboratory and given a UMF rating from 5+ to 20+. The higher the rating, the more active antibacterial properties the honey has. UMF 20+ is a very active and very rare honey. Only manuka honey independently tested and packaged in New Zealand with a UMF rating is guaranteed to be genuine manuka honey.
Situated in a remote corner of New Zealand’s North Island, Tahi is more than just a honey brand. It’s an eco-retreat, wildlife sanctuary and rejuvenation project and philosophy. The restoration project started in 2004 and has planted more than 325,000 indigenous trees and restored 14 wetlands. Tahi is preserving both the ecological and cultural heritage of the land.
Tahi is a founding member of the Long Run initiative, one of the largest business-led sustainable development initiatives, and follows a sustainable philosophy called the “4Cs” – Community, Culture, Conservation and Commerce. This guides all decision making, from conserving wildlife to using 100% renewable energy, preserving local culture to teaching future generations to take care of our planet – and our bees.
The birds shown on Tahi’s honey jars are the tangible result of Tahi’s conservation work. Where there were originally only 14 species of birds at Tahi, there are now 71 (more than some of New Zealand’s national parks), including rare and endangered species such as the Kiwi.
Tahi is a living example of positive transformation, rejuvenation and commitment to a sustainable business model that does not place profit ahead of the environment. It is breathing life back into the land while running an ecologically conscious business, creating jobs and producing the best honey in the world from this rich, wild and fertile place.