We have just started shipping from our batch 35, of our March 2013 harvest. If you have read earlier posts, you know that Manuka honey is aged before it is sold, not unlike a fine wine. We hand selected and carefully taste tested all of the 2013 harvest, and settled on this batch to put our label on. This batch has lab tested at 480+ Methylglyoxal (MG), which equates to 14+ on the bio-activity scale. Recent changes in New Zealand labeling requirements will have all honey switching over to the MG scale soon for consistency and higher fidelity in how Manuka Honey is represented. This honey is the best tasting, smoothest / creamiest honey we have every put in a jar. If you have liked our honey in the past, you will love the 2013 harvest. If you already love our honey, you will want to buy a bunch of this year's harvest.
Best honey on the planet - bold statement, we can back it up. Manuka honey is in a class by itself and valued the world over for its special properties. If it were coffee, it would be Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, but that analogy does not do justice to how special Manuka is within the world of honey. Within the world of Manuka Honey no one can match our quality. We are producing from the Taranaki Region, which produces the best tasting Manuka Honey in New Zealand. Taranaki is to Manuka Honey as Bordeaux is to French wine. And you don't have to take our word for it, just go to www.oritain.com and type in our product code 32DK47 for an independent, scientifically defendable certificate of authenticity as to the location within New Zealand where this honey comes from. Most other marketers of Manuka Honey buy in bulk from around the country, and blend the honey to achieve a desired activity level. Nothing wrong with that, I guess, but then some people drink wine out of a cardboard box.
The only way to get your Manuka Honey to be more raw, more natural, unblended, and unprocessed than buying it from us is to go to New Zealand and eat it out of the hive. I'll be doing that in a couple of weeks as I head over to oversee the 2015 harvesting process. Oh yeah, we also put our honey in a glass jar. Why, well everything tastes better coming out of glass, and if you produced the best honey in the world, would you hide it in a brown plastic container?