What is U KarKa?

U Kar Ka has been an established traditional organic Myanmar tea company since 1928. Our business model is based on meeting the needs of the Myanmar people, and providing the best quality tea at the most affordable prices. To do this we offer different types of dried and pickled tea, and use a combination of wholesale and retail marketing strategies to get our products to the people.

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Green Tea

Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries in Asia. Several varieties of green tea exist, which differ substantially based on the variety of C. sinensis used, growing conditions, horticultural methods, production processing, and time of harvest. Although there has been considerable research on the possible health effects of consuming green tea regularly, there is little evidence that drinking green tea has any effects on health.

Black Tea

When people talk generally of tea in Western culture, they’re often referring to black tea. Sun tea, sweet tea, iced tea, afternoon tea…these well-known categories of tea are typically made using black tea. Even the popular English Breakfast and Earl Grey blends are made from black tea leaves. This is in contrast to Eastern culture—in countries like China and Japan—where tea typically refers to green tea. So what’s the difference between black and green tea? And how did black tea become so popular in the West?

Pickled Tea Leaf

Myanmar is one of the few countries where tea leaves are not only drunk, but eaten too. Pickled tea leaf is a national favourite and this salad is often served at celebrations or ceremonies. Lahpet, which means “green tea,” and thoke, which means “salad,” is an eclectic mix of flavors and textures that includes soft, pickled tea leaves, crisp, roasted peanuts and other crunchy beans, toasted sesame seeds, fried garlic and, if you like, dried shrimp and chopped tomato. It’s meant to be served with all the ingredients in separate piles so that guests can pick out a combination to their own preference each time they grab a handful.

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U Kar Ka offers a range of exceptional products that customers can enjoy for all occasions, at home, and on the go

To provide some examples, Zayan Chin Tea, one of our best sellers, was processed in the Zayan region with age-old techniques. Its tea leaves a tangy refreshing taste on your tongue followed by a sweet aroma that lingers in your mouth after consumption. We also have our own Jasmine Tea, which is carefully selected and blended to perfection. Other popular products include Hlaw Thin, a premium Burmese tea that gives off a sweet roasted aroma.

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Being a Responsible Company

Here at U Kar Ka, we believe in the importance of building a great,
enduring company that strikes a balance between perpetual growth and social conscience.
We respect the potential that green tea or laphet has and
how it can bring growth for the farmers and tea growers in our country.

Our Core Values

Listening to the needs of our customers and treating them with respect

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