Rewarewa was named “New Zealand Honeysuckle” by early settlers from Great Britian, possibly because it is a wonderful source of honey. It is not a vine like the honey suckles of the Northern Hemisphere, but a tall slender tree, native to New Zealand. It grows in the bush covered parts of the North Island.
Rewarewa honey is liquid, has a beautiful deep amber colour and a rich malty flavour. It has high levels of antioxidants, phenols and flavonoids.