What you'll do
We designed this incense event with two goals. One is, of course, let more people know this traditional lifestyle and culture. On the other hand, with more practical consideration, I’d like to combine the old stuff to our modern life. Learn more about natural fragrance materials which have been less valued nowadays, and learn how to use them in a easy way. Then you may have a new perception of incense. Tea is always necessary when we prepare an incense ceremony. It’s not only a welcome to the guests, but also a “refreshing” step before incense appreciation. So in our experience, you could also enjoy the precious Chinese tea. It's not like perfume appreciation, what we'll enjoy here is original incense material, the real natural fragrant parts from plants. The main incense in our event are the Agarwood from Hainan, South East Asia, Indonesia and the Sandalwood from India. You might be amazed by the richness of natural incense.
I'm Sylvia. I'm an independent incense lecturer/artist. But I prefer to call myself "an incense explorer". The world of incense is enormous, and the journey of exploring will never meet the end. For me, incense is like a pathway. It takes me away from concrete jungle to the beautiful nature. The process could even happen and finish just in the moment I felt it. Incense and tea are part of my life and I'd love to share this lifestyle to more people.
tea, incense, dessert or fruit
the essential ceremony tool
Where you'll be
The experience will be host in a quiet and elegant private culture house. The place is full of tea, Chinese painting, calligraphy and books. The room of our experience is a cozy tatami room on the 2nd floor.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 4 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
For the best experience, please don't wear perfume, nor eat food with heavy smell like garlic.
A Sylvia's Incense Event
£42 / personNew experience
£42 / person