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.
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).
Use a soft cloth or tissue when cleaning matcha off the chashaku.