Kyara / Aloeswood


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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby MEversbergII » Dec 30th, '13, 08:26

Man, I thought I was fancy with my Shoyeido brand sticks :p

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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Dec 30th, '13, 11:02

TIM wrote:Great looking pair. What do you usually burn?


i've a terribly picky olfactory preference so i burn mostly a very niche select of agarwood and kyara, mostly by gentle heating (both traditional kodo cup + charcoal, and modern electric heating using a home made heater).

currently going very slow on the kyara as the supply is zilch.. 20-30 grams left.... for the next few decades of slow enjoyment.. :)
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Dec 30th, '13, 11:03

chrl42 wrote:Wa..incense!

A cool guy finally came :mrgreen:

And a nice pair of oldish porcerlain (looks Japanese?)

learning..learning.. 8)


yup.. both are japanese shinoryu style kodo cups
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Dec 30th, '13, 14:40

a simple tea/incense pairing today

just received a "hongkong" stored 90s sheng tea cake, strong camphorous notes. paired with a sliver of wild vietnamese aloeswood that has a clear sweet and camphorous olfactory profile :wink:

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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Dec 30th, '13, 22:20

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Wild Cambodia Honey Aloeswood from a trip to Angkor 5 weeks ago.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Dec 30th, '13, 23:33

nice kodo cup in the background...

hmm... i'm new to tea chat, but could i inquire if you could be from hongkong/guangzhou? the terms you use to name agarwoods, when translated to chinese, resembles the terms that they use in that region
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Dec 31st, '13, 00:08

kyarazen wrote:nice kodo cup in the background...

hmm... i'm new to tea chat, but could i inquire if you could be from hongkong/guangzhou? the terms you use to name agarwoods, when translated to chinese, resembles the terms that they use in that region


Thanks Kyara. Born in Hong Kong, live in New York.
And where are you from?

To me, the utensils and toys surround the woods are so trivial. But still fun sometimes.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 1st, '14, 05:22

TIM wrote:Thanks Kyara. Born in Hong Kong, live in New York.
And where are you from?

To me, the utensils and toys surround the woods are so trivial. But still fun sometimes.


family came from shantou, chaozhou :) based in south east asia now
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby brandon » Jan 2nd, '14, 09:58

Chiming in as a beginner here.. if you've never had an interest in collecting incense you should experience kyara, sandalwood, etc at least once as components of aged puer.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wrongfucha ... 680199916/

A friend gave a lecture on Kodo for my local tea group and I collected some photos here. He uses old coffee beans as a clever way to cleanse your "palate" from fatigue from strong aromas.

He has collected some very cool kogo as well.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 12th, '14, 14:48

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Beads for boiling water.

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Aloeswood chips for Kodo.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby Teaism » Jan 12th, '14, 21:00

Very nice! Agarwood and kyara is also one of the hobby I enjoy thoroughly. I am very lucky to have an expert friend, kyarazen, who thought me so much on these woods. There are too many fakes out there and it getting really hard to tell. And also unfortunately the wild ones are getting very rare and super expensive now. Japan has stopped almost all the kyara sales.
Good that you have some in your collection Tim, I see that they will be a super rare precious items in very near future. It is nice to know that you appreciate this nice hobby.

And they are really good with tea too. :D
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 13th, '14, 10:48

TIM wrote:Image
Beads for boiling water.


the beads look rather Interesting :|

and you boil water with them? :shock:
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 13th, '14, 22:49

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Wild aloeswood. City of Hue, Vietnam. 38 grams of heaven.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 14th, '14, 14:12

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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 14th, '14, 15:12

nice bottom aloeswood Kyarazen. Which country? Aged?

Try brewing water with it yet?
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