Golden Bamboo Chasen (Matcha Whisk)Teaware
Without a Golden Bamboo Chasen (matcha whisk), it is nearly impossible to make the bowl of smooth, aerated infusion associated with matcha. Hand-carved from a single piece of bamboo, the fine hosaki (prongs) of chasen is crafted specifically for breaking matcha powder into a smooth and creamy creation. For matcha, a chasen with more prongs is more desirable, creating a layer of delicate foam.
Chasen Naoshi (whisk holder) and Chashaku (matcha scoop) can be purchased separately.
To create your perfect bowl of matcha, watch the video, and discover more at 'Chado [The Japanese Way of Tea]', for an introduction to this ancient practice, found below. Chado, the Japanese Tea ceremony, is an intricate practice revolving around the four principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. In this process, matcha green tea and matcha tea utensils play equally crucial roles.