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Bangka / Banka Island : Hirta / Candan Agarwood Chips

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    Bangka / Banka Island : Hirta / Candan Agarwood Chips


    Jungle : Bangka / Banka Island

    Class : Wild

    Species : Aquilaria Hirta / Candan






    Bangka (or sometimes Banka) is an island lying east of Sumatra, administratively part of Sumatra, Indonesia, with a population of about 1 million. It is the 9th largest island in Indonesia.


    During the glacial periods, Bangka was connected to mainland Asia similarly with the larger islands of Java, Sumatra, and Borneo as part of the Sunda Shelf, and got separated once the sea level rose.


    Since c. 1710, Bangka has been one of the world's principal tin-producing centers.


    Here is your rare opportunity to find a decently priced, difficult to source Bangka Hirta Agarwood.


    **These chips do well with a little more heat - and are suitable for both Electric as well as Charcoal heating.


    **Resin-density is quite good despite being lighter looking chips



    SCENT



    Finding genuine Candan wood today is nothing short of cause for celebration. What you normally come by is a mix between the more readily available Malaysian Malaccensis and the much rarer Aquilaria Hirta. Rarely do we find pure Hirta batches - especially from Indonesia.


    The scent exudes luscious notes of earth, aged oak-soaked balsam, wild Sumatran incense that playfully tease your senses. A honey-pollen cane sugary chord screams "Aahhhh, Aceh!"


    BUT WAIT ... this isn't Aceh wood!


    One thing that makes Bangka so highly prized is that it is INCREDIBLY similar in scent to the highly prized Aceh scent from northern Sumatra ... and at a much friendlier price.


    No damp, salty/marine, terpy, nutty, leathery or other such notes - unlike the more typical agarwood from the western and southern jungles of the island. Instead, sweet, honey-pollen, sugary goodness wrapped in oak-wood. Get'cha some ... you're gonna LOVE these.

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