Tarakan Island is located off the coast of East Kalimantan in Indonesia close to the Malaysian border. The majority of the island is covered in mangrove swamps, which happen to be prime growing ground for gaharu. Some of the most unrivaled Indonesian woods and oils come from the wild-harvested trees from Tarakan, and in our indomitable search for the finest burns in the world, your trustworthy gaharu hunters at Oudimentary unearthed a lovely batch for your burners at a mid-range price.
The wood is hard, small to medium sized pieces, all with a handsome amount of resin imbedded in each piece. The burn is long lasting, and starts with that undeniable Kalimantan scent, reminiscent of damp earth after a mid-afternoon tropical storm. This classic start gives way quickly to a sweeter even headier note, as resin drips onto hot coal and the smoke begins its smoldering dance.
Oudimentary’s Tarakan is rustic as a good Indonesian Aquilaria Borneo wood should be, but has a more refined subtle edge than your average Kalimantan kayu. Sugary yet spicy. Hints of chicory and molasses with a thick, syrupy smoke. Our recent find of Tarakan makes a significant inclusion to the Oudimentary wood roster, and rounds out our Indonesian catalog. For a brilliant match, check out our new Tarakan oil.
Set thy coals alight, oh ye burners of the night!
Minimum order is 5.9 grams (1/2 tola). Sold in 1/2 tola increments after that.