Chasen (Mini Matcha Whisk)
Chasen / / Whisk
Approximate measurements: Chasen (Whisk), 5cm width x 8cm height.
Miniature Chasen or Whisk for preparation of Matcha. Made from a single piece of bamboo, split with prongs. Designed as such to efficiently create a fine, smooth and velvety small bubble froth, from whisking steadily with the wrist and feathering the tea in a 'w' motion, bringing the whisk up to peak the froth. The whisk is great from use to make Usucha (thin tea) or Koicha (thick tea). An essential tool as part of Chanoyu for creating your personal tea ceremony experience, Chakai, an informal tea gathering, or indeed, Chaji, formal tea gathering.
Miniature size is ideal to take with you on your travels or teaching kids, great for little hands.
For Usucha (thin tea)
Tea - 2 Chashaku scoops
Water/Temp 50ml / 75*c
Whisk slowly until smooth in a 'w' motion
Add more water to taste.
For Koicha (thick tea)
Tea - 3-4 Chashaku scoops to taste
Water/Temp 25ml / 85*c
Whisk in a 'u' motion
Add 25ml more water and whisk in a circular motion.
Using the whisk carefully and centrally within the Chawan (Matcha Bowl).
Hand wash before first use in hot water, hand washing then after each use, allowing to air dry fully to avoid moisture build up.