Sakura Bamboo Whisk - Japanese
This special Sakura Emi (笑) Chasen is unique and definitely one to show off with! This delicate chasen is perfect for whisking both a foamy usucha (Thin- tea 薄茶) or a koicha (Thick-tea 濃茶).
We are proud to be stocking these beautiful artisan made bamboo whisks from Yasaburo Tanimura of Suikaen. Hailing Takayama (高山) in the Nara Prefecture, they are 1 of 18 artisan whisk makers left in the Japan and have been in the industry for 530 years.
Bamboo sourced are organic and left to dry before production begins, a process that takes 2 - 3 years from start to finish. It is sun-dried for 2 months from Jan to Feb. Doing this process, the bamboo naturally strengthens and creates a natural gloss. It is then stored for 2 years before crafting. By keeping the bamboo dry, it reduces the likelihood of cracking therefore a stronger and durable quality whisk. Each whisk is carved by hand with precision. This is the key difference of Japanese-made bamboo whisks over bamboo whisks made elsewhere. Mass produced bamboo whisks, are often made with machines and/or chemicals and skip the drying process and use oxygen absorbers to compensate.
Each bamboo whisk is unique - no 2 whisks will look the same. Clean your chasen by whisking in a bowl with warm water. Avoid using detergent. Stand upright to dry then rest on a ceramic whisk holder to reshape.
Approx 60 tines.
D: 2cm H: 11.5cm
Handmade in Japan
Sakura Bamboo Whisk - Japanese
What does Matcha taste like?
It is rich, balanced yet sharp. Our matcha is unique to our organic farm, it smells sweet with earthy undertones, a fruity aroma and tang. Poor quality Matcha will taste bitter and be close to yellow tones as opposed to green tones.
What can I use Matcha for?
Almost anything you like - get creative! Most popular recipes include tea, lattes, chocolate, smoothies, pasta and list goes on.
Can I have too much Matcha?
While 1/2 tspn - 1 tspn is all you need to get the benefits of Matcha, there is only so much your body can absorb. One to two servings of Matcha per day is reasonable. But remember, keep everything in moderation.
What's the best way to store Thea Matcha?
Keep in a cool, dry spot, sealed in an airtight container that you can recycle or reuse. We tins available in 30g, 50g (limited time) and 100g.
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How long will my order take to arrive?
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