Steens Honey is New Zealand's leading producer of high grade UMF Manuka honey. The company was started by Paul and Sheryl Steens because they wanted to bring a better quality Manuka to market; one that is raw, unpasteurised and minimally processed - just as nature intended.
We've been beekeeping for over 34 years so we know a thing or two about honey. Subjecting our Manuka to high temperatures just isn't in our thinking. You won't find us cranking up the heat to 70C (168F) and creaming our honey. Studies have shown that the flavonoids and enzymes which give Manuka it's unique qualities are damaged through these heating processes.
Most commercial honeys are creamed which means the honey is processed twice and the natural crystals are melted out to give it a smooth consistency. Steens Manuka is different. Our honey is raw & unpasteurised which means the natural crystals are retained. Its like dipping your finger straight into the honeycomb!