Kishu Binchotan (18cm)
by Sort of Coal
Length: approx. 18cm / 11/16″
Diameter: approx. 2.5cm / 1″
Mineralizing Capacity: approx.1 month
Purifying Capacity: approx. 3 month
KISHU BINCHOTAN is our most favored stick of powerful White Charcoal made from hard Japanese Holm oak that you can use to turn ordinary tap water into your daily supply of filtered, fresh and tasty mineral water.
By adding a piece of KISHU BINCHOTAN in your bottle, you create a natural purifying and mineralizing process similar to that of spring water travelling through layers of rock and soil from its underground source to the surface of the earth. Moving through the trillions of cavities in the charcoal, your ordinary tap water is naturally softened, ionized and freed of up to 75% of added chlorine, while being enriched with minerals such as potassium and magnesium.
Our White Charcoal is produced using the same methods and processes that have been used for centuries. In this ancient Japanese method, pieces of wood are baked in hand-built clay kilns, – low temperatures at first and then at extremely high temperatures with restricted oxygen. This allows carbon to be captured in the wood, a process called pyrolysis. Perfecting the difficult ritual of burning requires patience and dedication and the people who produce White Charcoal are artisans and often have a family history of being charcoal makers. Although many Asian countries produce Binchotan, Kishu Binchotan is superior due to the potent combination of the best quality Japanese Oak and the traditional unique craftsmanship.
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