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Matcha whisk / Chasen

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This handmade bamboo matcha whisk helps you to prepare the matcha tea properly. By using the whisk you prevent the matcha powder from clumping. In short, an essential accessory for the matcha lover.

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Matcha Whisk or Chasen

A matcha whisk, also called a chasen, is a special tool used to make matcha, a finely ground green tea. It is a thin, curved stick with a round head on one end that is used to dissolve the matcha powder in hot water.

The matcha whisk makes it possible to dissolve the tea quickly and easily, without lumps forming. This gives the tea a smoother, creamier and more pleasant taste.

There are different types of matcha whisk available, made of different materials such as bamboo, wood and metal. Bamboo is a popular choice because it is lightweight, durable and has a natural look. Wooden whisks are often cheaper, but less durable than bamboo. Metal whisks are sturdy and durable, but can overheat quickly and feel cold in the hand.

Using a matcha whisk is a traditional part of the Japanese tea ceremony, where the matcha is prepared and served in a formal setting. It is a zen-like activity that requires tranquility and concentration.

In today's world, matcha whisk are also commonly used in the kitchen for making matcha tea, matcha lattes and other dishes. It is an easy to use and essential tool for those who appreciate matcha tea and want to enjoy its taste and health benefits.

A matcha whisk is held with one hand in a bowl of matcha tea. On the left a bowl with matcha powder and a matcha teaspoon.

Handling a Matcha Whisk

Handling a matcha whisk is an important part of making a perfect cup of matcha tea. Here are some tips for proper handling of a matcha whisk:

  1. Use the right attitude. Hold the beater with the round side down, with the thumb and index finger on the top of the stick, and the middle finger on the bottom. This ensures a firm grip and more control over the whisk's movements.
  2. First moisten the matcha powder. Before you start whisking, you should add a small amount of hot water to the matcha powder. This ensures that the powder is dissolved first and that it is easier to whip.
  3. Beat quickly and regularly. Move the beater back and forth quickly and regularly, in a zigzag pattern. This helps to dissolve the powder and remove air bubbles. Beat until a creamy, frothy appearance forms on the surface of the tea.
  4. Avoid overheating. Overheating can damage the whisk or give the tea a burnt taste. Make sure the beater doesn't get too hot while beating and let it cool down if it feels too hot.
  5. Pay attention to hygiene. Make sure your hands and the matcha beater are clean before you start beating. This helps to preserve the flavor of the tea.

Wielding a matcha beater is a skill that improves with time. With regular practice and following these tips, you can refine your technique and make a perfect cup of matcha tea.

Preparing Matcha​

1. Add the matcha powder in the cup.

A small amount of matcha tea powder is placed in a bowl with a bamboo teaspoon. Above is a matcha brush.
With a kettle, a little hot water is poured onto the matcha powder.

2. Add a little hot water to the cup in matcha powder.

3. Stir the matcha with the teaspoon or the matcha beater until there are no more lumps.

The lumps present are smoothed out with a matcha beater. Above the bowl are a matcha bamboo spoon and tea can.

4. Add the rest of the hot water to the matcha.

The rest of the hot water is added to the matcha powder in a small bowl. Part of a kettle can be seen, along with a matcha teaspoon and a tea can.
Met een matcha borstel wordt het matcha poeder opgeklopt. Boven het kommetje liggen een matcha theelepel, theeblikje en matcha borstel houder.

5. Beat the matcha quickly and regularly, in a zigzag motion, until a creamy, frothy layer is formed.

6. Cheers and enjoy your fresh matcha tea!

The matcha tea is ready and has a foamy top layer. Around the bowl, in the middle, are a matcha brush, tea can, matcha spoon and matcha brush holder.

Cleaning a Matcha Whisk

Cleaning a matcha whisk is an important part of maintaining the tool and maintaining the quality of the taste of the matcha tea. Here are some steps to properly clean your matcha whisk:

  1. Wet the whisk with warm water before cleaning. This will help loosen any residue of the matcha powder.
  2. Use a brush or an old toothbrush to thoroughly scrub the beater. Concentrate on the round head of the beater, where the matcha powder often gets stuck.
  3. Rinse the whisk under warm running water. Make sure that no powder or foam remains.
  4. Dry the beater with a clean cloth or paper towel. Make sure the beater is completely dry before storing to prevent mold or rust from forming.
  5. Store the beater in a dry, safe place. It is best to store the beater in an airtight container to prevent moisture from entering it.

It is important to clean the matcha beater after each use, as the matcha powder can quickly stick to the beater and be difficult to remove when it dries. By cleaning regularly, you can ensure that your matcha whisk remains in good condition and that the taste of the tea is always optimal.

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A matcha whisk is used to mix matcha powder and hot water. It helps to prevent lumps and creates a smooth, foamy mixture.

To use a matcha whisk, first add matcha powder to a cup. Then add hot water and stir the mixture with the matcha beater until there are no more lumps and the mixture is foamy.

Maintaining a matcha whisk is simple. After use, rinse the beater under warm water and dry with a clean cloth. It is important not to soak the whisk in water as this can lead to mold growth.

Our matcha whisk is made of a natural material bamboo. The useful life is strongly dependent on the use and the degree of maintenance. The better the maintenance, the longer the matcha whisk can be used. On average, a bamboo matcha whisk lasts 2 to 3 years.

Matcha whisks are available in our website and tea shop. Our matcha whisks are made of bamboo, a sustainable and natural material.

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