Bamboo Matcha Whisks, Chasen
Designer: Element Knife Company
Our natural bamboo whisks (chasen) are perfect for whipping up your daily bowl of matcha (powdered green tea) and for practicing the art of whisking matcha. They feature up to 50 tines, making it ideal for whisking matcha thoroughly to create a rich foam.
Before use, dip the bamboo tines in a bowl of warm water. This helps to soften the bamboo tines, making the chasen flexible and springy for effective whisking. Shake off excess moisture thoroughly before whisking your matcha. Rinse the bamboo tines thoroughly in warm water after each use to remove any remaining matcha foam. Again, shake off excess moisture and allow to fully. This ensures the handle does not keep excess moisture, potentially leading to mold. The life of a chasen can be extended by storing in a comfortable indoor environment; not too dry and not too humid. A dry environment might cause the chasen to split along the handle, which is expected over time from a standard quality chasen. In our experience, a chasen will have effective whisking action upwards of 200 bowls of matcha. Pair with our Chasaku (tea scoop) for your daily matcha.