✔ Matcha spoon in bamboo
✔ To dose the matcha tea
For hundreds of years, people have been preparing matcha tea by using a chashaku and a chasen. Chashaku is the Japanese name for a bamboo matcha spoon.
It is handmade and unique. This spoon is cut out of bamboo and bent into its shape by being held up above hot steam.
A real traditional tea accessory, used to scoop green tea powder into a tea bowl.
This bamboo spoon is made exclusively for the preparation of Matcha tea.
One bamboo spoon scoops up about 1 gram of matcha powder.
The chashaku makes using the right dose of matcha powder much easier.
To make usucha (thin) matcha, use 2 spoons (about 2 g) of powder.
The Chashaku should not get wet. Always wipe clean with a dry cloth.
Preparing your matcha
After your matcha is ready
Tip: after you have drunk your matcha, fill the bowl with warm water and whisk your chasen through the water in the same manner as preparing tea.
Depending on how often you use your chasen, the bamboo tines will separate. The bamboo tines on an unused chasen are very close together, but the more you use the chasen the more the tines will part as a result of the pressure caused by whisking with the chasen. It is completely normal for your chasen to ‘open up’. Use the chasen whisk holder so that it dries properly and keeps its shape.