The key to a nice frothy matcha drink is Chasen or traditional Japanese matcha whisk.
Though it is commonly made from bamboo, unfortunately, bamboo whisk tends to break and deform easily. It is also pretty hard to clean and vulnerable to mold. If broken, the bamboo whisk bristles can hurt the users because the small bamboo fragments could mix with the matcha. Moreover, authentic Japanese bamboo whisk can be pricey, so repeat purchases can be troublesome for some people.
Recently, you can find bamboo whisk that is made outside Japan. Though they are cheaper in price, the quality doesn’t always meet the expectation. A lot of these bamboo whisks are made with strong bleach, so safety is not always guaranteed.
Whether you’re new at tea ceremony or already a pro, it’s important to have a durable matcha whisk for frequent usage. With these concerns in mind, we have developed a safe, reusable, and hygienic matcha whisk.
NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON USA!
We are pleased to inform you that Reusable Matcha Whisk Set with Whisk Holder is now available on Amazon USA. Click the link to see the product!
Keeping The Traditional Traits With A Modern Twist
Introducing the reusable and modern-type chasen matcha whisk (Chasen) and whisk stand holder (Kusenaoshi) in a set. 100% Made in Japan.
Suitable for preparing delicious matcha green tea for beginners and those who enjoy matcha regularly. Specially designed based on its traditional functional form that is reliable for whisking matcha under the guidance of a Japanese tea ceremony expert.
The Reuseable Chasen matcha whisk is made from food grade heat resistant polypropylene resin. It is a common material for cups, baby bottles, toys, etc. While the Kusenaoshi is made from ABS Resin. By using an easily washable and durable material, you don’t have to worry about frequent washing.
Sanitary Matcha Whisk
The bristles of bamboo whisk will fall out when washed too often, so it is tricky to maintain the cleanliness of traditional matcha bamboo whisk. If you don’t store it properly, it can also develop mold or mildew in the bristles.
Unlike traditional bamboo whisk, plastic matcha whisk can withstand frequent wash. Plus, you can disassemble it for thorough cleaning. It is also dishwasher safe.
Truly the best choice for long term use.
Heat Resistant and Can Maintain The Shape
Because the matcha whisk can withstand up to 100°C/212°F temperature, you can use it for whisking matcha with hot water and cleaning it without worry.
Furthermore, it can return to its original shape when refitted in the stand holder (Kusenaoshi) and poured with hot water below 100°C. The tool is strong and suitable for long-term use.
Compared with Regular Bamboo Whisk:
Durable tool for long term use. The tip (bristles) is not easy to break or deteriorate.
More hygienic and will not get moldy.
Easy to disassemble for thorough cleaning. Dishwasher safe.
Heat resistant. It can withstand up to 100°C/212°F temperature.
Keeping the traditional functional form to make frothy matcha.
Versatile for other whisking uses in the kitchen.
Product of Japan.
Wash and Care Guidance
After use, wash the matcha whisk and keep it intact on the whisk holder.
Disassemble the parts before cleaning thoroughly with hands. If you use a dishwasher, you can wash the matcha whisk without disassembling it.
Keep the tip shape by refitting it at the whisk holder after each use. If poured with hot water below 100°C/212°F, the tip can neatly revert to the original form so you can use it long-term.
How to Disassemble Polypropylene Matcha Whisk For Thorough Cleaning
Pull the top part upward and disassemble it from the handle part.
Open the handle by pulling both sides apart from each other.
After all the parts have been disassembled, wash thoroughly by hand.
* If you use a dishwasher, you can wash the matcha whisk without disassembling.
How to Prepare Delicious Matcha Green Tea
Prepare Matcha with Chasen
Matcha is most delicious when you prepare it traditionally: by whisking the matcha powder with Chasen. Here’s how to do it:
1.5g (0.5 oz) Matcha Green Tea Powder
70ml (2.3 fl oz) Hot Water in 80°C (176 °F)
Put 1.5g (0.5 oz) matcha powder in the prepared Japanese tea bowl (Chawan)
Add 70ml (2.3 fl oz) hot water in 80°C (176 °F)
Carefully whisk the matcha with Chasen. Move the matcha whisk front and back fastly until foams form on the surface
End the whisking with one circle and enjoy immediately with sweets
It is also possible to prepare matcha with other tools like milk foamer. But the froth will not be as beautiful compared to when using Chasen. Please refer to this video to learn more about how to make matcha.
High-Quality Matcha Green Tea Powder Recommendations
Introducing the ceremonial grade matcha green tea powder, made only from the first harvest green tea. Perfect for making traditional matcha with divine taste and abundant nutrients.
Enjoy the beautiful vivid green color, and the authentic, rich, mellow taste. JAS Organic certified & tested for radiation-free tea. Originated from Uji, Kyoto.
Matcha is the green tea used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony (known as Sado or Chanoyu). For this reason, matcha is often seen as a tea for special and official occasions only. Many traditional tools are needed to brew the matcha prepared during Sado besides Chasen and Kusenaoshi: tea bowl (Chawan), bamboo teaspoon (Chashaku), tea towel, etc.
That said, preparing Japanese-style matcha green tea with modern tools is easy and delicious nevertheless. The key to enjoying delicious matcha is choosing high-quality matcha powder. Then, prepare the matcha correctly so the taste could resemble the matcha prepared during the tea ceremony.
Please do not worry if you don't have the traditional tools as it is pretty difficult to find them overseas. A bamboo whisk can be substituted with the reuseable matcha whisk from plastic resin. The tea bowl can be substituted with a small soup bowl or any bowl that resembles Chawan. Furthermore, you can substitute the bamboo teaspoon with any teaspoon and enjoy the matcha with your favorite cookie or cake instead with Japanese sweets (Wagashi).
Get the taste of authentic matcha in the most convenient way to you and enjoy it modernly!
Usage As Kitchen Tools
The use of this matcha whisk is versatile because it is not from bamboo. It is also suitable to whisk other ingredients like eggs, dairy products, flour batters, etc.