dark bamboo matcha whisk
7 in stock
Traditional bamboo whisk for matcha preparation.
MATERIAL: dark seasoned bamboo wood
Not dishwasher safe.
After use best to dry on dedicated chasen holder (sold seperately). Do not place a wet chasen in the carton container or any other closed container.
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DARK BAMBOO MATCHA WHISK CHASEN
Traditional bamboo whisk or “chasen” is an indispensable tool of the Japanese matcha tea ceremony. The fine, handmade prongs are carved out in a single piece of bamboo. When using a chasen to whisk matcha it is best to keep a loose and relaxed wrist and make rapid zigzag motions in the shape of letter “W” or “M” – this helps to give matcha the ideal frothy texture..
The traditional way to prepare matcha comes from the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It involves using a matcha bowl, a bamboo whisk- chasen and a bamboo spoon- chashaku. Place 2 chashaku spoons of matcha (1,5g) in a matcha bowl and pour 100ml of hot water (80 °C). Chasen in hand, vigorously whisk your matcha from the wrist in m-shaped, not circular, motion. In about 20 seconds your bowl should be filled with a perfect jade-green foam. You can add more water now if you like your matcha to be less strong.
Watch how Hitomi Saito, cofounder of Moya Matcha, prepares perfect matcha.