Kyara / Aloeswood


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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 14th, '14, 15:14

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Vietnam Honey grade, wild Aloeswood. Got it 23 years ago.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 14th, '14, 22:56

TIM wrote:nice bottom aloeswood Kyarazen. Which country? Aged?

Try brewing water with it yet?


top and bottom same material and batch, spun and assembled by japanese artisan from select 熟结material

do people in the west or hongkong/china (not that i know of) brew their bracelets regularly? thats pretty intriguing, and would the silicon rubber interfere with the taste?
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 14th, '14, 22:57

when no one seems to make beads out of proper materials these days.. time to make my own out of select premium materials.

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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 14th, '14, 23:09

kyarazen wrote:
TIM wrote:nice bottom aloeswood Kyarazen. Which country? Aged?

Try brewing water with it yet?


top and bottom same material and batch, spun and assembled by japanese artisan from select 熟结material

do people in the west or hongkong/china (not that i know of) brew their bracelets regularly? thats pretty intriguing, and would the silicon rubber interfere with the taste?



So, these are from Indonesia?

You need to have good materials to brew water using a bracelets, since its a much larger quantity compare to a single chip. If there is a 'bad' bead within the chain, it's very easy to tell its quality. Also, you can see how fast the beads will recover and turn dark again because of the oil content.

I use jewery grade steel wire and gold or silver hardware instead of lesser materials for the bracelets I brew with .
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 14th, '14, 23:13

kyarazen wrote:when no one seems to make beads out of proper materials these days.. time to make my own out of select premium materials.

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What kind of taste or profile are these beads?
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 15th, '14, 00:36

TIM wrote:So, these are from Indonesia?

You need to have good materials to brew water using a bracelets, since its a much larger quantity compare to a single chip. If there is a 'bad' bead within the chain, it's very easy to tell its quality. Also, you can see how fast the beads will recover and turn dark again because of the oil content.

I use jewery grade steel wire and gold or silver hardware instead of lesser materials for the bracelets I brew with .


:lol: i'll leave it to guesswork for anyone to have some fun on the origin of the raw material :)

its not difficult to get an agarwoody brew, especially from new generation resin injection/coating techniques onto wood :) gone through my hands were at least 20 types of recent new generation methods of making "agarwood". i personally know a couple of suppliers whom are also able to provide me with authentic agarwood resin for coating/impregnating beads, and they keep asking me how to use it to make low quality unresinated agarwood and beads look real??!
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 15th, '14, 00:43

TIM wrote:What kind of taste or profile are these beads?


i actually made these beads from japanese "mon-koh" grade materials.

profile is similar to sumatora of the old rikkoku (new rikkokus are rubbish sometimes), except this is so close to kyara in the opening phases that i've almost been able to dupe many people... but of course i tell them the truth all the time..after heating them a sample

i have a similar piece of it as a keychain, fast sinking.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 15th, '14, 01:07

Sweet Memory of a post from the Tea Galley in 2008 regarding aloeswood:
http://theteagallery.blogspot.com/2008/ ... d.html?m=0
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 15th, '14, 02:02

swimming in aloeswoods...

20 kilograms :)

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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 15th, '14, 02:15

patiently waiting for Teaism to find time to share some kyara and aged tea experiments :)
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 15th, '14, 11:58

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Raw Green Kyara / Aloeswood. 18th Century Tibet.
Great to brew water with. Lifted!
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby kyarazen » Jan 15th, '14, 12:08

TIM wrote:Image

Raw Green Kyara / Aloeswood. 18th Century Tibet.
Great to brew water with. Lifted!


thats really Interesting :)

do you usually drink the water yourself or do you share it with others and also in tea as well? :) :)
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 15th, '14, 12:19

kyarazen wrote:
TIM wrote:Image

Raw Green Kyara / Aloeswood. 18th Century Tibet.
Great to brew water with. Lifted!


thats really Interesting :)

do you usually drink the water yourself or do you share it with others and also in tea as well? :) :)


Thanks Kyarazen. I love those bracelet, they are my guardians specially when I am traveling. Many times they saved my tummy and my life.

Back in ancient times, high monks will carry kyara in bracelet form to heal people. I learn that from a Tibetan monk. The sharing and healing is always part of the tradition for the uses of aloeswood.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby TIM » Jan 15th, '14, 12:21

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Vietnam incense grade aloeswood. For burning, not good enough for drinking or brewing tea.

A mix of black, Iron, honey and white aloeswood.
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Re: Kyara / Aloeswood

Postby Teaism » Jan 15th, '14, 12:25

kyarazen wrote:patiently waiting for Teaism to find time to share some kyara and aged tea experiments :)


:D Anytime Bro. I have a piece of the iconic Ta Kou Zhong waiting...I think it goes well with the iconic green oil kyara. Will sync with you on separate platform. :wink:

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