This Handcrafted Bamboo Chashaku is a scoop specifically designed for matcha. These chashaku 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 chashaku is made from Japanese bamboo of the highest quality. The ridges in the chashaku are a natural aspects of the bamboo, similar to a fingerprint. This means each handcrafted bamboo chashaku 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 chashaku is then carved with the utmost care to preserve the natural intricacies of the bamboo.
This handcrafted bamboo chashaku measures the perfect amount of organic matcha to suit your matcha style; be it a traditional tea ceremony, a latte, a smoothie or even a cocktail! You deserve to use only the finest tea implements for the finest organic matcha.