Bamboo Charcoal (Small) - Baieido
Brand : Baieido Japanese Incense
A box of 20 small, square (approximately 3/4" x 3/4") bamboo charcoal briquettes, fragrance-free and made without sulfur or saltpeter. Ideal for burning loose incense, wood chips, resins and herbs. Also used for Kodo ceremony. Burn time is 45 minutes per briquette.
The previous charcoal from Baieido was smaller with a silver coating.
A friend sent me two pieces of this to sample; it takes a bit longer to heat up, but it does not have chemical odors. In fact, this bamboo charcoal emits a pleasant, subtle fragrance of its own before incense is placed upon it.
I like the charcoal. I'd give the rating 4/5 stars because they are a lot smaller than anticipated which means I'd use them quickly or try alternative methods to not use the charcoal so quickly. I wish they were bigger in size so the resin could lay on top more securely. Overall, there is not toxic fumes released which is good.