Kanuka leaf | Kunzea ericoides | Wildcrafted


Kanuka is one of New Zealands native tea tree plants alongside Manuka. Kanuka has antiviral properties and also the antiseptic qualities that all tea tree oils have due to the volatile oil. Having Kanuka as a cup of tea means you also get the astringency and any flavonoid content as well as small amounts of the volatile oils. It is a pleasant tea and when you drink it you understand why it was called tea tree as Maori and the early colonisers of New Zealand drunk it.

Kanuka grows well here in Canterbury which is why we stock this instead of Manuka.

All of our teas are organic or wild harvested from natural surroundings. Enjoy!

This information is for educational purposes. Please do not self-treat disease using herbs alone. Always consult with a qualified & registered herbalist and inform your doctor and pharmacist about your use of herbal remedies.

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Additional information


Dried Kanuka leaf


Volatile oil – a-pinene, viridifloral, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, cis-calamenene, trans-nerolidol, linalool, Flavonoids, Tannins


Antibacterial, Astringent, Antifungal, Antiviral


This herb has GRAS rating {Generally Recognised as Safe}. Herbs should generally be avoided when pregnant or tryng to concieve please consult with a qualified practitioner before self-prescribing.


Steep 1 teaspoon of herb for 10-20 minutes. Reuse and drink 1-3 times a day.


20 grams, 30 grams, 50 grams, 100 grams

Country of origin

Native to Aotearoa New Zealand. Dried herb harvested in Canterbury.