This Handcrafted Bamboo Chasen is a traditional tea whisk designed to create frothy, whipped matcha. The chasen are made in Nara, Japan by a 20th generation traditional matcha implements craftsman using a technique that has been handed down through his family for over 500 years. This chasen is made from Japanese bamboo of the highest quality. The natural qualities of the bamboo mean each chasen is unlike any other. Each handcrafted bamboo chasen is unique and espouses the highly prized Japanese aesthetic of wabi sabi.
The hachiku or white bamboo used to make these matcha implements is sourced and harvested in winter (usually from November to January), then it is sterilized in hot water to remove dirt and oil. After that, it is exposed to the elements and dried in the sun for about a month. This causes the green bamboo to become white. This bamboo is then stored in a warehouse for 2-3 years further drying it out. During this time, if any bamboo breaks, it is discarded and the bamboo that is still perfectly intact is used to make tea implements. The handcrafted bamboo chasen is then carved with the utmost care to preserve the natural intricacies of the bamboo. The carving process itself for each handcrafted bamboo chasen takes around two hours.
This handcrafted bamboo chasen perfectly whips HealthyTOKYO organic matcha to perfection. Complement your matcha style with the finest tea implements espousing modern tradition.