Myanmar, also known as Burma, is one of the few native tea countries. But nearly 50 years of rule under a military dictatorship, coupled with a long-running civil war and a society closed off from Western contact, meant that Burmese tea was generally unavailable outside the country. Since the dissolution of military rule in 2011, however, Myanmar has opened its doors to foreign investment and we're one of the first American companies to offer its unique tea.
Our Burmese tea comes from a woman-owned family farm in Mogok. It consists of 100 acres of old tea plants and 80 acres of newly planted tea. The estate is capable of producing up to 25 kg of tea per month by hand.