Matcha Tea Whisk/Chasen, 100-bristle
Whisking matcha brings a sense of tranquility to the mind. Bristles brushing back and forth, frothing up the water and matcha in your tea bowl (chawan), proportion of which you have duly decided to be just right. Yet, there are just times when your concoction ends up with large bubbles or the froth disappears once you stopped whisking. Was it the method, or the whisk?
‘Chasen’ is the Japanese word for tea whisk, mostly crafted from a single tube of bamboo, bristle by bristle it was cut, and then tightened to create its signature form. The more bristles there are, the easier it is to achieve superfine froth that provides a smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
This 100-bristle tea whisk has more bristles than the common 80-bristle counterparts. It is designed for making thin tea (usucha) where the quantity of matcha should not be too much. Highly intricate work of art, this bamboo whisk yields bowls after bowls of fine tea to bring you tranquility, and perhaps moments of zen.