A fantastic award wining black tea from Burma, delivery a full malty taste coupled with dried fruit notes.
Sourced direct from Mogok Tea, founded recently by Phyu Thwe, who grew up in Mogok village and succeeded in becoming a London based accountant with her own practice. Phyu was inspired to give back to her local area as Burma is one of the poorest countries in the world but wanted to do so in a sustainable manner.
She decided the best way to do so was through tea, with her parents owning a local tea estate; she invested in the latest tea processing machinery and most importantly brought Beverly Wainwright (who developed Amba's Hand-Rolled Black Tea) to teach the locals how to pluck and process the tea to an exceptionally high standard. Resulting in exceptional tea produced with the Ruby winning the Gold Award in the 2022 Leafies and Phyu personally winning the Tea for Life award at the 2022 Leafies.
Mogok Tea employs 60% of all people in Mogok village and pay them year round wages as opposed to seasonal payments as is typical for Burmese tea workers.
- Brilliant aroma
- Smooth with a strong malt taste and dried fruit notes
- Comparable to a top Assam black
Cultivar: Native old Burmese Assamica bushes
Origin: The Five Trees Estate, Mogok, Mandalay, Burma
Sourced: Direct from the farmer
Percentage of price going back to the farmer: 35%+
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 3-5 minutes
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag
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