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Honored Path Aloeswood

Honored Path Aloeswood


Created by Da Xin Tang,
this Honored Path Blend stick incense
is true Vietnamese Hui An aloeswood.

This stick is blended in Taiwan specifically for pairing with tea ceremony. Its aromas are complementary to almost any tea, but especially to oolong tea.

Honored Path is tropical with orchid florals, lychee undertones and velvety honey sweetness.

This deep, complex incense is a lovely expression of the beauty of aloeswood, and a joy to discover over and over again with different tea pairings and at different times of the day. Perfect for formal Cha Dao ceremony.

Da Xin Tang describes this tea as having a “relaxed and refined” aroma, best suited for concentration, morning meditation, and tasting with tea.

Includes: 15g incense / 20cm each / 70 per box
Duration: approximately 40 minutes

Ingredients: high grade Hui An Vietnamese aloeswood, singapore aloeswood, natural camphor wood binder

INCENSE & TEA  //  recommended pairings: 

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Pair with Old Tree Shui Xian to bring out sparkling cooling notes, Original Wulong Revival to focus on florals, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen to bring out notes of sweet honeyed spice.

  1. 2021 Old Tree Shui Xian
    2021 Old Tree Shui Xian
    The Li family’s position as community leaders and environmental stewards gives them the special privilege to pick from an old wild grove of Shui Xian trees, many over 100 years old that have been left untended for generations. This handful of special trees yield tea with a stunning complexity ad commending textural sensation. The deep roots pick up huge volcanic minerality, while the mossy wild environment encourages the tea to put out tons of polyphenols, meaning bigger complexity. Of course, for a tea this rare, Mr. Li personally hand-picks, oversees hand finishing in the yaoqing process and mandates at least five fifteen hour hand firing sessions over several months before allowing this tea to leave the workshop. This tea is a special opportunity to taste one of the most yun forward and complex Wuyi Oolongs out there, a work of passion for the Li siblings. Tasting notes don’t do justice as so much of this tea is in the texture and tingling almost numbing sensations that build up over multiple steepings.
  2. 2021 Spring Original Wulong Revival
    2021 Spring Original Wulong Revival
    Master Zhang is a true innovator. He doesn’t make tea to follow trends. He experiments and takes risks to make tea better for the generations to come. This Original Wulong Revival uses the older Ben Shan varietal leaf and undergoes three times more careful hand turning and fluffing than modern Anxi oolong. For finishing, it is loosely rolled in the oldest style of oolong making that is half strip style and half ball, with many of the leaves more strip-style than rolled. Master Zhang describes the shape as a dragonfly. This hand processing and shaping yields a different tea- a genre of its own outside of Wuyi style, Guangdong style or Anxi style. The light roast is rewarding and brings out a unique savory sweet complexity we don’t see in other teas from Master Zhangl over the years, this tea has grown to be one of our very favorites!
  3. 2022 Wild Bai Mu Dan
    2022 Wild Bai Mu Dan

    The Wu Family's oldest prized tea bushes growing among wild trees, flowers and bamboo are picked once in the extreme early spring for a bud-only harvest, and then allowed to build up nutrients until they are picked a second time when delicate leaves begin to unfurl. This second harvest of buds and leaves is what makes their fine Bai Mudan- full of the complexity that later season sunlight brings but the sweetness and texture of the early cold-weather buds.

  • "Lighting incense with tea is a reminder to enjoy with leisure. It is a connection to the idea of ritual, an evocation of nature, and a celebration of our connection to history.... "

About Da Xin Tang

Da Xin Tang was founded in 1916 in Taiwan as Bai Nian Chen and organically grew to establish their craft in Xiamen under the same family.

In addition to sourcing, blending, and producing incense, Da Xin Tang is also dedicated to preserving and cultivating the culture of incense through education.

Da Xin Tang is accredited to issue CETTIC certificates for Incense Ceremony Mastery and has established a school to train the next generation of leaders in incense culture.

The following is translated from Da Xin Tang's ethics and statement of philosophy:

Da Xin Tang Philosophy and Corporate Ethics


Ethical Business, Steadfast Devotion, Uncompromising Standards
Da Xin Tang has devoted itself to the highest level of quality, painstakingly seeking the best source material, holding ourselves to standards of purity and sustainability, conducting strict testing on all materials, and staunchly avoiding any chemical additives.

Morals in Business: Protecting the True Value of our Brand
Da Xin Tang is about an uncompromising drive towards self improvement towards perfection. We are in business to raise up everyone by doing the right thing.

Social Morals: Passing on China's Cultural Heritage
We are here to cultivate incense culture as a treasure of our national heritage. We are devoted to training the next generation of masters and inspire a resurgence of passion for our shared heritage.

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