Tawari (Ixerba brexioides) is an endemic New Zealand tree (found nowhere else in the World). “Tawari” is a Maori name where an “a” is pronounced like the “a” in “art”. The tree grows up to around 15 metres (50 feet) in height and when flowering is a beautiful sight with perfectly formed flowers in very symmetrical bunches contrasting against a dark green backdrop of similarly arranged leaves. The flowers were highly prized by the Maori people who used them for necklaces and adornment during festive occasions. The honey is a light colour with a beautiful taste reminiscent of butterscotch.