Monday, February 25, 2008
Burning Incense to Clean and purify tea rooms is a family tradition. Remember I use to help lit them every saturday morning.
For thousands of years in China, fragrant smoke has purified the air and comforted individuals who were in physical, emotional, or spiritual need. Building up a "burn" is an art all by itself, I call it "Kung Fu smoke". Tossing a few fragrant wood atop smoldering coals is the best way. Sound easy? One has to try and burn their finger tips off before a mild and continues stream will occur, much like using a gaiwan for first time brewing. Kung-Fu=Practices!
Here is my incense aloe wood. A choicest use in the family since I was little....
Posted by toki at 4:42 PM