Bamboo Matcha Whisk 'Chasen'
What it is:
Our very own Ceremony whisk. Designed specifically to prepare matcha, a whisk is called “chasen” (茶筅) in Japanese and is made of bamboo. It has been used for centuries in traditional tea ceremony. Our whisks are hand-crafted using a small knife to delicately cut the bamboo into 80 fine prongs.
Why we love it so Matcha:
Using a whisk helps you get a perfectly creamy frothy matcha with a smooth consistency as it allows to mix the powder, water and air to release aromas and essences.
Move your whisk in a bowl in a ziz zag motion. Think a W or M shape. Keep whisking for at least 20 seconds until there is a nice froth and no clumps left.
Our whisk is made from bamboo which is a very durable material and does not leave any taste or smell that would affect the matcha. If being cared and dried in a good way, a whisk can keep its shape for a very long time.
Make sure to clean your whisk after each use. Don’t put it in the dishwasher. Just use a bowl of warm water and whisk it gently. No need to use soap. Let it air dry properly by either putting it on a whisk holder or placing it upside down.