The answer to great matcha is an authentic bamboo matcha whisk otherwise known as a Chasen. This multi prong whisk is used in a ceremonial matcha bowl to enhance the tea drinking experience, thus creating a smooth and frothy matcha tea drink.
When it comes to making matcha, the bamboo utensil known as the chasen is indispensable. In the wild, bamboo grows in dense forests where the plants rub up against each other forming scratches and stains. These naturally formed scratches and stains are part of the beauty of chasen, coincidental patterns created by the hand of nature. Many aspects of chasen, each made by an expert hand so as to bring out the natural properties of the bamboo, highlight the skilled craftsmanship that went into their manufacture.
Tradition has it that a high-quality chasen can last long enough to make over one hundred cups of matcha. If used properly, this chasen is more than durable enough to last that long. Nevertheless, because it is a consumable item, we recommend that you replace it once the tips begin to thin out.