Organic black tea "Red Amber" from Myanmar, 80g
A tea delight from the Golden Triangle
This organic black tea was harvested and processed in Myanmar. The young, fresh shoots of the tea plant are picked by hand and carefully dried. This is the only way this tea rarity gets its full-bodied aroma and amber-red colour.
What does the Peace Pack contain?
-Journal "Voices of Myanmar
Tip for the preparation
Pour boiling water over a tablespoon of tea leaves and let it steep for 3-5 minutes.
Where does this tea come from?
In the heart of Southeast Asia, nestled between the two great powers of China and India, lies the Union of Myanmar. The diverse country is home to over 140 ethnic groups. After decades of isolation and mismanagement, Myanmar is now slowly opening up to the world, but still struggles with internal tensions and even civil wars. In the remote mountains of Shan State in northern Myanmar, we discovered original tea rarities that thrive wild among macadamia trees and teak giants. These teas are cultivated and harvested by the Ta'ang people - one of the ethnic minorities striving for independence. Incidentally, the teas from Conflictfood are the very first organic teas from this ethnic group that have made the long journey to Europe. For the Ta'ang, tea is not only a lifestyle but an essential part of their identity. Their ancestors cultivated the first tea plants, Camellia Sinensis, thousands of years ago in what is now Shan State and the Chinese province of Yunnan. These traditional methods have been passed down through many generations and find their perfect realisation in this tea.
Learn more about this amazing country and its people in the journal "Voices of Myanmar" enclosed in this Peace Pack.
What is the social added value?
The biggest difficulty for farmers and entrepreneurs from Northern Shan is that the ongoing conflicts in the region make trade unattractive for international traders. Conflictfood's trade relations with the Ta'ang not only guarantee that farmers receive a decent and stable income, but also strengthen their identity and ensure that the ancient tradition of tea preparation is preserved. The tea farmers have recently formed an association and invest parts of their income in training and courses to improve their knowledge of, for example, harvesting techniques and exporting goods. This new knowledge can be combined with traditional practices and passed on to future generations of tea farmers.
This is what peace tastes like
In the conflict regions of this world, Conflictfood goes in search of local specialities. Fair and direct trade strengthens the farmers and creates paths to a peaceful future. This is what peace tastes like.
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