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This chashaku, a traditional matcha spoon, is handmade from bamboo. This handy tea accessory allows you to scoop the right amount of matcha powder.

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Matcha Spoon or Chashaku

A matcha spoon is a special type of spoon used to scoop up matcha powder and mix it with hot water during the preparation of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. This ceremonial ritual is seen as a moment of rest and meditation and is considered an important part of Japanese culture.

Matcha, a finely ground green tea powder, is considered a precious delicacy in Japan and is often used in both traditional and modern dishes and drinks. Outside of the tea ceremony, matcha powder is also often used in various dishes and drinks, such as matcha ice cream, matcha biscuits and matcha lattes. Here too, a matcha spoon is an important tool for mixing the powder.

Our matcha spoon is made of bamboo. Bamboo spoons are lightweight and do not absorb odors or flavors and are easy to clean. Bamboo spoons are lightweight and durable.

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.

History of Matcha Spoon or Chashaku

The Chashaku, also known as the matcha bamboo spoon, is a traditional tool used in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is a thin, oblong spoon that is used to scoop up matcha powder and mix it with hot water.

The history of the Chashaku goes back to the 12th century, when the Japanese Buddhist monk Eisai introduced the tea ceremony to Japan. The tea ceremony was originally conceived as a way for monks to focus during meditation and to refresh the mind.

In the early years, matcha powder was usually mixed with hot water by hand, but in the 16th century, monks began using special tools, including the Chashaku. It was made of wood or bamboo, and was believed to be more hygienic and to facilitate the process of mixing matcha powder.

Over time, the Chashaku developed into a symbol of the Japanese tea ceremony and became an art form in its own right. Chashakus were often made by master cutters who carved beautiful designs and characters into them. There are also special ceremonial Chashakus, such as the "Chaire" spoon, used by the master of the ceremony.

Today, the Chashaku is still used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, but is also popular for use in preparing matcha drinks and dishes outside of the ceremony. It is still an important tool and a beautiful piece of art in Japanese culture.

Cleaning a Matcha Spoon

Cleaning a matcha spoon is important to keep the spoon hygienic and in good condition. Depending on the material from which the spoon is made, there are different ways to clean the spoon.

If the matcha spoon is made of wood, it is important to rinse it thoroughly with warm water after use. Do not use abrasive cleaners or abrasive cloths as this can damage the wood. Then dry the spoon with a soft cloth and store it in a dry place.

Our matcha spoon is made of bamboo. With bamboo spoons it is important to rinse it with warm water after use. Bamboo spoons can also be cleaned in the dishwasher, but it is recommended to place them in a washing-up basket and set the dishwasher to a lower temperature. Then dry the spoon with a soft cloth and store it in a dry place.

If the matcha spoon is made of silver, it is important to clean it with a special cleaner for silver or with a mixture of water and baking soda. Do not use abrasive cleaners or abrasive cloths as this can damage the silver. Then dry the spoon with a soft cloth and store it in a dry place.

It is also recommended to thoroughly clean the matcha spoon after each use, as the remains of the matcha powder can harden and become more difficult to remove.

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