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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

4/27/2010

Incense Terminology

Incense Terminology
Incense Arts- [香道 , Kodo]
Agarwood - [ 沈香 ] – from heartwood from Aquilaria trees, unique, the incense wood most used in incense ceremony, other names are: lignum aloes or aloeswood, gaharu, jinko, or oud.
Censer - [香爐] - usually small, and used for heating incense not burning.
Censer and incense burner, the terms are sometimes interchangeable.
Charcoal - [木炭] - only the odorless kind is used.
Incense burner - [香爐] - usually larger than a censer, and used for burning incense.
Incense woods - [ 香木 ] - a naturally fragrant resinous wood.
Leaf-tea type - [葉茶類] - tea consisting of the leaves, no tips.
Musical terminology borrowed and related to scent:
Sharp notes - [高頻] - the first and most volatile scents, quick to dissipate.
Round notes - [中頻] - the main body scents, dissipating in the middle.
Deep notes - [低頻] - the finishing scents, lingering and slowest to dissipate.
Note: the above musical terms are also used similarly in the perfume industry.
Odor - more pleasantly known as, “fragrance, aroma, or scent” - [ 香 ].
Olfactory glands - [嗅腺] - the glands that are responsible for the sense of smell.
Tea incense - [茶香] - dry-leaf, pure brew-able and drinkable tea used as incense.
Tip-tea type - [芽茶類] - tea consisting the young unfurled tips and leaves.
-steven(2008)