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A Touch of Jupi - Incense cones

A Touch of Jupi |橘皮装点An Imagined Blend

This is a recipe shared to us by our incense teacher and renowned Chinese incense scholar, teacher Qiao. The sandalwood and aloeswood base is accented by the jupi (also known as chenpi in Chinese), aged tangerine peel.

Jupi is commonly found in Asian households, and is used for everything from stews to teas to traditional Chinese Medicine. As it ages, the crisp, acidic flavor of the tangerine peel matures into a warm citrus scent, refreshing yet nourishing at the same time. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, jupi is used to aid a range of digestive and respiratory problems.

This first batch of this incense was generously made available to us from teacher Qiao. As we now have sold out of the initial batch, we have re-created the recipe in our own studio. It is not an exact replica, as we chose a more aged tangerine peel, which adds a wonderful warmer touch to the scent.

Please find A Touch of Jupi incense sticks in a separate listing here.


A Touch of Jupi is part of the Kin Premium Incense Collection, a collection of incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios including our own. All incense in the Premium incense collection are enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink.


Original batch: 4.0 (H) x 1.4 (at base) cm | 1.6 (H) x 0.6 (at base) inches

35-40min burn time each, total 7+ hours burn time for 12 cones

New batch: 3.5 (h) x 1.3cm (at base) | 1.4 (h) x 0.5 inches (at base)

Each backflow incense cone approx. 3 times the weight of an incense stick. 25min burn time/cone, 6+ hours for 15 cones

Ingredients:Sandalwood, Aloeswood, Aged Tangerine Peel, Benzoin, Camphor, Nanmu

All backflow incense cones are encased in a Wutong box. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Please note that as every piece is handmade, the size, shape and color will have irregularities depending on the batch. These are a part of the handmade process and not considered defects.

Over time, we may continue to tweak the blend as we are continually searching for better ingredients, and improvements to our processes.

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The making of all natural backflow incense cones for the Kin Premium Collection

The Kin Premium Incense Collection

A Collection of Handmade, All Natural Incense

The Kin Premium Incense collection is a collection of premium incense exclusively hand-made in small scale studios. Part of the collection is from our own studio, the remainder is hand-selected from experienced Chinese artisans that we know and trust.

Like all of our products, the Premium Incense collection is rooted in thousands of years of traditional Chinese incense culture. Part of the collection closely follows traditional recipes from the archetypal Chinese incense book History of Incense《香乘》, written almost 500 years ago in the Yuan dynasty; these we call the Re-interpreted blends. Part of the collection are our own creations, using ingredients and blends with modern, non-Chinese influences – these we call the Imagined blends. There is also a focus on precious single scents like aloeswood (otherwise known as agarwood, oud or jinkoh) – these we call the Classic single scents.  

The Perfect Accompaniment for Daily Rituals

The Kin Premium Incense collection contains no artificial ingredients or enhancements. They are made from all natural, hand-selected ingredients, chosen because they were the absolute best we could find at reasonable prices.

The binding powder used is Indonesian nanmu powder, a wood-based binder popular in Chinese incense, and where the Japanese makko or tabu no ki powder derives from.

All of the Kin Premium Incense are carefully enclosed in Wutong wood boxes painted with traditional Chinese red ink. Wutong is a type of wood popular for storing incense in East Asia, due to its superior anti-mold and anti-moisture properties.

Indulge in a stick of natural incense, gift yourself a moment of calm.

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