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Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)
Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)
Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)
Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)
$19.00

Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)

A handcrafted matcha whisk used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies to prepare perfectly smooth matcha. 
This handmade bamboo whisk, known as a ‘chasen’ (茶筅), has been traditionally used for hundreds of years in Japanese tea ceremonies, to prepare perfectly smooth matcha. Handcrafted from a single piece of winter-hardened bamboo by specialist chasen artisans that have been crafting these ceremonial masterpieces for generations, each traditional bamboo chasen is truly a unique work of art. It features 100 tines, each of which has been expertly cut, meticulously woven with string, and curled at the tip to allow for the tea to be efficiently whisked to create smooth-tasting matcha. The 100 tines blend and aerate the matcha by mixing in tiny air bubbles, maximizing the flavour.

This chasen is a functional, beautiful work of craftsmanship that will add elegance and sophistication to your daily Matcha Tea Ceremony. It is essential to creating the creamiest, frothiest Matcha tea - a must-have for maximizing your Earth Matcha experience. 

Gently pour a small amount of warm water into a bowl over your Matcha, then use the chasen to gently mix it into a thick green paste. After this, you can add more water until you reach your desired consistency, then use the whisk to whisk the Matcha in an "M" shape until smooth underneath and frothy on top! You can then enjoy it directly from the bowl, as per traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony fashion.

  • Before the first use, pass the chasen freely through a bowl of warm water, so all of the delicate bamboo bristles can unravel naturally.

  • After each use, rinse chasen with cold water and stand, tines up, to dry in a well-ventilated area. With use, the twisted centre and outer tips of the whisk will gradually unfurl. This is a natural process traditionally known as 'blooming'.

Use                             

Gently pour a small amount of warm water into a bowl over your Matcha, then use the chasen to gently mix it into a thick green paste. After this, you can add more water until you reach your desired consistency, then use the whisk to whisk the Matcha in an "M" shape until smooth underneath and frothy on top! You can then enjoy it directly from the bowl, as per traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony fashion.

Care                                    

  • Before the first use, pass the chasen freely through a bowl of warm water, so all of the delicate bamboo bristles can unravel naturally.

  • After each use, rinse chasen with cold water and stand, tines up, to dry in a well-ventilated area. With use, the twisted centre and outer tips of the whisk will gradually unfurl. This is a natural process traditionally known as 'blooming'.