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Matcha Whisk (Chasen) - 80-tip

When it comes to making matcha, the bamboo utensil known as the chasen is indispensable. Many aspects of our chasen, each made by an expert hand so as to bring out the natural properties of the bamboo, highlight the skilled craftsmanship that went into their manufacture.

Specifications

size
Size 5" x 5" x 4.3"
MaterialBamboo
OriginSouth Korea

Storing intructions

Putting it in the case before it is completely dry can cause it to become moldy. It is recommended to use a Whisk Stand (Chasen Tate) to preserve durability. When making matcha, be careful not to use too much force and scrape the bottom of the cup with the tips because this will cause them to bend or break.

Durability

Tradition has it that a high-quality chasen can last long enough to make over one hundred cups of matcha. If used properly, this chasen is more than durable enough to last that long. Nevertheless, because it is a consumable item, we recommend that you replace it once the tips begin to thin out.

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Customer Reviews

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Bryan C. (United States)
Works well!

Excellent whisk, froths up my matcha with little effort and very quickly!

Quality of the tines are excellent as well. I had a 100 tine one with poorer quality bamboo/cutouts and it wasn't as effective. So even though this is "just" 80 tips, it's very effective.

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Sara L. (United States)
Chasen unfurled after first use

The chasen is very nice and definitely higher quality than my previous one that I got many years ago. However, the curled tips unfurled during the first use when it came into contact with hot water. I thought they might curl up again while drying on the ceramic stand but the bamboo tips are now straight. It certainly affects the look and I think reduces the quality of stirring the matcha now. Not sure if I got a slightly faulty one.

Thank you for your review comment. We are very glad to hear from you.

The curled tip is a “decoration” that the craftsman add as part of the final process of making the whisk. Once it is used or dipped in hot/cold water, the tip becomes straight. Once the tip becomes straight it won't curl back again. This is normal and doesn’t affect the quality of the whisk or the ability to mix Matcha and water.

We hope this explanation removes your worry and helps you enjoy your teatime!

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Thomas A. (Panama)
Quality chasen

When I first started drinking matcha I unfortunately did not understand the importance of a quality chasen. This one is far superior to many on the internet and makes a real difference when preparing your tea.

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Terry W. (United States)
Great & Accurate Service

I received exactly what I ordered does a great job and delivery was 2 days earlier than expected

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Maggie S. (United States)
Matcha whisk

I think this whisk is great and does its job however 2 weeks after I started using it the bamboo is falling apart. I’ve only washed this by hand and taken extra care keep it in good condition. But hopefully it lasts me longer than 1 year.

<p>Dear Maggie,</p>

<p>Thank you for your review! When making matcha, be careful not to use too much force and scrape the bottom of the cup with the tips because this will cause them to bend or break.</p>

<p>We hope this advice helps you keep your whisk intact longer.</p>

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