Our well-being requires a full circle approach, and we believe it begins with knowledge. The greater our understanding of our natural surroundings, the more likely we are to exist in cohesion with it. Exploring the benefits of our indigenous flora, and how to best use it will ensure longevity for future generations – As Nature Intends.
Mānuka is the Māori name for the native New Zealand plant, Leptospermum Scoparium. The Taiho (Earth/Nature) of the endemic flora is rooted in New Zealand tradition.
The sturdy, scrub-like plant is usually found in remote areas of the bush or coastline, and is identifiable due to its dark green colour and small white flowers.
For centuries the flora has been embraced by Māori culture - revered for its natural wellness properties and versatility. Traditional uses include an infusion of the bark, used both externally and internally as a sedative (and to treat scalds and burns). The ash from the bark was also rubbed onto the skin to treat skin diseases, while vapor from the boiled leaves was used for colds.
Health and wellness benefits of the Mānuka plant are practiced today through medical, food and skincare applications.
Mānuka honey is derived from the Mānuka plant and is both rich in taste, and natural properties.
The key well-being factor in Mānuka honey is its additional antimicrobial activity. This is what makes it so unique. This activity includes unique chemicals such as Methylglyoxal (MG), and others. MG is formed by a chemical reaction that occurs after the bees have processed the Mānuka nectar into honey. The levels of this activity present in the honey are reflected in the UMF™ grading system.
The Mānuka plant flowers annually, for a mere couple of weeks. This means the window for producing Mānuka honey is short.
Our honey is harvested, independently tested, certified and packed in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Understanding The Unique Mānuka Factor (UMF™)
The UMF™ grading system is specific to New Zealand – the higher the UMF™ number, the greater the presence of Methylglyoxal (MG) and other natural properties.
All of our Mānuka honey products are UMF™ certified to ensure authenticity and grading.
The UMFHA™ (Unique Mānuka Factor Honey Association) was founded in New Zealand in 1998 as an independent body to authenticate and grade Mānuka honey.
The goal is to both protect the industry, and the consumer. UMF™ is widely recognised as the only association to actively test and uphold the industry to a specific standardised model.
All New Zealand Mānuka honey that displays the UMF™ grading must be registered and licenced with the UMFHA™..
KA NOA™ Mānuka Honey
Find the right grade for you.
UMF™ 20+|829 MGO
Single Origin Mānuka honey certified to contain a minimum of 829 mg/kg Methylgloxal - unblended to retain its unique flavour.
UMF™ 18+|686 MGO
Mānuka Honey UMF™ 18+ / 696 MGO Single Origin Mānuka honey certified to contain a minimum of 696 mg/kg Methylgloxal - unblended to retain its unique flavour. UMF® Certificate provided.
UMF™ 15+|514 MGO
Single Origin Mānuka honey certified to contain a minimum of 514 mg/kg Methylgloxal - unblended to retain its unique flavour.
UMF™ 10+|289 MGO
Single Origin Mānuka honey certified to contain a minimum of 263 mg/kg Methylgloxal - unblended to retain its unique flavour.
UMF™ 5+|83 MGO
Single Origin Mānuka honey certified to contain a minimum of 83 mg/kg Methylgloxal - unblended to retain its unique flavour.
Experience locality through Single Origin Mānuka Honey.
Single Origin is an approach centred on providing high-grade products, with minimal human interference. Each region of Aotearoa New Zealand produces a distinct flavour profile of Mānuka honey, and we believe this should be appreciated.
Single Origin ensures our Mānuka honey is never blended for homogeniety. Instead, we celebrate the diversity of each batch.
Ko Kahungunu he tangata ahuwhenua, mōhio ki te whakahaerei ngā mahi o uta me ō te tai.
Mei kore ake ōku tīpuna hei whakaruruhau i tēnei o ngā uri o Kahungunu e mihi ana, e mahi ana. I pupū ake a Ka Noa i te ngākau manaaki, i te ngākaunui ki tō tatou taiao. Nā reira, e matapono ana i te iti rāwekeweke ki ngā hua o Papatūānuku, nā tēnā ka ora te tangata. Heoi anō, ka tū whakaiti mātou ki te tuku mihi mākoakoa ki ngā mātua, ki ngā whānau e tautoko ana i a mātou e whai ana ki tēnei huarahi o te pī, o te miere. Tēnā koutou katoa.
Ka Noa was established in 2016, and is based in the Bay of Plenty, Aotearoa New Zealand. We are locally owned and operated.
The indigenous and official language of Aotearoa New Zealand is Te Reo Māori. The translation of our Te Reo namesake Ka Noa is ‘in its natural state’ - and that’s the ethos we adhere to.
Our team takes great pride in our process. This ensures the best quality product and experience is delivered – along with due care and respect for our local environment.