Only the finest quality sea salt strictly adhered to centuries-old Balinese salt farming tradition qualifies as Upethi™ Balinese Sea Salt. No shortcuts! In the ancient Balinese Kingdom, this special salt is a tribute to the kings. Unlike the typical solar evaporation method of salt-making, this Balinese tradition is unique and very labor-intensive. Sea water is drip-filtered in brined sand and stored overnight before final evaporation in carved coconut wood vessels. The result is pure, smaller crystals with medium salty savory notes and no impurities.