Bamboo Tea Ladle (Chashaku)
The chashaku is a bamboo tea ladle used for putting powdered green tea (matcha) into a teacup. It is designed with a rounded tip to make scooping the powder easier. To clean the chashaku after using it, just wipe it off gently with a soft cloth or tissue.
The material and shape of bamboo chashaku can vary greatly. This item is designed for normal, daily use. Although it is possible to use a normal teaspoon instead, a chashaku is more convenient when serving matcha because it makes adjusting the amount of powder easier. To make usucha (weak tea), use the chashaku to scoop out one and a half heaping spoonfuls of matcha powder (about 2 g).
Note: Use a soft cloth or tissue when cleaning matcha off the chashaku.