Item No. 40300.1 The dark version of the classic among the Matcha-whisks (Chasen) in size... more
Matcha whisk, dark, size 80
Item No. 40300.1The dark version of the classic among the Matcha-whisks (Chasen) in size 80. The handcrafted bamboo Matcha whisks are essential for creating the fine foam-top on your Matcha and making sure the powder dissolves without leaving lumps or a grainy texture. The finer the prongs of the whisk (indicated by a larger size) the better the results. For the easy preparation at home we recommend to first add only a small amount of water to the Matcha Powder and use the whisk to blend it to a smooth paste. Then add the rest of the water and whisk it up painting an M with the whisk with quick movements from the wrist. Matcha whisks are made from bamboo-sticks that are cut into fine prongs at the top and then bent into shape. The thicker the bamboo and the higher/sturdier the quality, the more prongs can be made, which is reflected in the different sizes (i.e. 80, 100, 120). Although the numbers traditionally refer to the amount of prongs, the width of the bamboo and the fineness of the prongs are actually more relevant to the size indications. You will notice that especially Usucha is easier to whisk up with a larger whisk. When a smaller Matcha bowl is used however, a slender whisk is more suitable. Tip: Soak the Matcha whisk in water before using it, to soften the bamboo and avoid breakage. Also the bamboo will return to its natural straight shape after a while, to keep the shape as long as possible we recommend storing it on a Kusenaoshi-stand.