Genuine Manuka honey is produced in New Zealand by bees feeding on the Manuka bushes that grow wild in both North and South island. “Active” Manuka has strong anti-bacterial properties and can be rated as 5+, 10+, 15+, etc. The higher the rating, the greater the anti-bacterial effect of the honey. In addition it has recently been found that there is a specific product in Manuka called Leptosperin that is unique to the honey and can be used as confirmation of authenticity.
At Tiptree we have always had every batch of Manuka honey tested for activity and, since February 2017, for Leptosperin, by a UKAS accredited laboratory. We only release product for sale once these tests are completed satisfactorily.