Sandalwood is the oily, aromatic heartwood of the Santalum album tree. As the tree ages, the oil content begins to condense and darken. After several decades, a dark yellow hue is achieved, an indicator that the heartwood is now full of creamy, ethereal aromas. As this yellow heartwood further ages, it acquires a reddish hue, and it's aromatic qualities both strengthen and increase in complexity. When the tree surpasses a century of growth, the heartwood will progress to a dark brown, with some pieces appearing almost black. This is what is colloquially known as "black meat" sandalwood.
While charcoal heating is possible, the best manner of using this exquisitely potent wood is with a subitism on low heat. The lowest heat setting will greatly extend the enjoyment of the aromas. Shave off a small piece, place on a mica plate, and enjoy the tranquility of old growth sandalwood.
50 grams. These scraps are the result from carving beads, and thus may have some ink lines or marks on them from the artisan.