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100 Strand Chasen Matcha Whisk

100 Strand Chasen Matcha Whisk

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The matcha whisk, or "Chasen", is an essential element of the Japanese tea ceremony and for the preparation of beaten matcha tea.

Our matcha whisk is traditionally handcrafted from a single piece of bamboo, of the "golden bamboo" variety, which guarantees quality workmanship made to last for many years. This is a whisk with 100 strands, allowing you to obtain a perfect emulsion of matcha tea. 

The purpose of a matcha whisk is to bring the matcha to a uniform consistency as the powder has a tendency to clump when coming into contact with water. Using a traditional whisk in your preparation, guarantees you find the delicate nuances that only perfectly blended matcha with just the right amount of foam on top can offer. 

How to whisk matcha:

  • Ideally you should place the whisk into hot water for a couple of seconds to soften the bamboo and loosen the strands before use.
  • Measure out 1 - 2 teaspoons (or 1 - 2 scoops with your Chashaku) of matcha powder into a cup or ceremonial matcha bowl.

    Matcha spoon being used in matcha preparation
  • Add about 60 ml hot water to your cup and begin to whisk. This is the tricky part! Whisk the matcha vigorously in a  zig-zag motion (not circular whisking as in baking), taking special care not to scrape the strings across the bottom of the cup.

    Matcha being whisked using a Chasen Matcha Whisk
  • Once you've created an even layer of foam on, slowly remove the whisk in a swirling motion to create a soft peak of foam on top.

    Whisked matcha
  • After use, rinse with clean water, handling it gently and let your whisk dry after each use. Then store it in its protective case, protected from dust and possible shocks. Do not use detergents.

Do not throw away the case. It is specially designed to protect your whisk after each use.

Manufacturing method:

100 strand whisk. Cutting and shaping by hand, piece by piece.

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