Shoyeido Zen Series Sitting Zen Incense Review

Shoyeido Zen Series Incense Assortment

Today I am going to be reviewing Shoyeido’s Zen Series Sitting Zen incense sticks. In the past, I have reviewed their Morning Zen version as well.

I received this incense in a Zen incense sampler from Shoyeido.

The product description says:

Sitting Zen is a perfect companion for meditation and quiet reflection. A calming blend of sandalwood, clove and cinnamon provides a respectful, unobtrusive atmosphere.

Shoyeido describes this incense as having the following primary scents: Clove, cinnamon, sandalwood

Sitting Zen Incense Review

These incense sticks are very much missing the floral traits which were present in the Morning Zen variety. I don’t detect as much ginger lily, although there may still be a tad bit present.

The scent, to my nose, seems to consist primarily of sandalwood and spices.

However, despite it’s simple traits, this is exactly the type of incense which I like to burn while meditating. It’s earthy, yet simple warmth provides a tranquil atmosphere without attempting to distract from it’s surroundings.

I believe I detect a tad bit of camphor in here as well, although it is not one of it’s prominent features.

Overall, this is an enjoyable incense. It’s perhaps a bit smokier then other Shoyeido varieties, but I’m not sure whether that has to do with these having a slightly larger diameter in comparison to most other Shoyeido incense sticks or not.


I would rate these a 7/10.

Although less floral then it’s morning counterpart, this is still a very enjoyable incense.

It’s a bit spicier, but I would rate it about the same.

A very nice incense for meditation.

I hope you found this information beneficial.

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