Tea Strainer (Chakoshi)
The Ippodo Tea Strainer is a high quality item, complete with receiving bowl. The handle of this fine stainless steel strainer and the bottom of the receiving bowl are decorated with Ippodo's seal.
How to Use the Tea Strainer
A tea strainer can be used as a convenient way to sift matcha powder directly into a tea bowl, travelling flask, or other vessel. Use this method when preparing few servings. Use a matcha sieve when filtering large amounts of matcha powder.
- Place the desired amount of matcha powder in a dry tea strainer.
- Filter the powder by pushing it through the mesh using a chashaku (tea ladle) or teaspoon.
Note: Clumps naturally develop in matcha powder. If you prepare matcha powder without sifting it, the matcha will have clumps remaining in it when you try to drink it, which will not be so pleasant. Matcha doesn't dissolve in hot water, so the clumps will not dissolve even if you pour hot water on them. This is why sifting matcha powder in advance makes it easier to prepare.
Customer ReviewsWrite a review
I'm so happy I invested in this strainer! It's very fine mesh and small enough for easy storage. It has elevated my matcha experience and I look forward to using it every morning.
Beautiful, well made & functional.
So glad I bought this strainer! Got this to finally have smooth, clump-free matcha and am very satisfied with how well it works. I especially appreciate that this particular strainer comes with a holder to sit in to keep its shape.
It's perfect - small enough so it doesn't tip over and the metal is satisfyingly smooth and shiny. The strainer is fine mesh, perfect for matcha. I love it!
I wish I had this item earlier! This has stepped up my matcha game to a whole new level. This completely gets rid of unpleasant matcha clumps and sifts wonderfully. The holder is excellent for maintaining its shape, definitely will last a long time.