For centuries, artisans in Japan’s Kishu region have been burning ubame oak branches to yield binchotan – charcoal renowned for its purifying properties. These sticks can be used to filter water, bring out flavor while cooking rice, absorb odors in rooms and refrigerators or give a healthy boost to soil in gardens or potted plants. Each quarter-pound bag can purify up to one gallon of water and will retain its effectiveness for at least three months.
Stick sizes vary – approx. 4 - 6" l x 0.5 - 1" w