The Matcha Whisk (Chasen)
When it comes to making matcha, the bamboo utensil known as the chasen is indispensable. In the wild, bamboo grows in dense forests where the plants rub up against each other forming scratches and stains. These naturally formed scratches and stains are part of the beauty of chasen, coincidental patterns created by the hand of nature. Many aspects of 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.
(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.)
The Whisk Stand (Chasen)
This whisk stand (chasen-tate) is a convenient item for storing your bamboo whisk (chasen) and maintaining its shape.
Bamboo whisks are consumable items. With use, the whisk tips eventually lose their shape. Also, after using the chasen, many people make the unfortunate choice of storing it in the plastic case they bought it in, despite the fact that the case is for protecting the chasen during shipping, not for storing it. Storing it in the plastic case without having first dried it completely can trap moisture and lead to the development of mold.
Using this whisk stand (chasen-tate) can avoid this, allowing you to maintain the shape of the delicate bamboo tips and keep the whisk nice and dry while stored.
How to clean and store a whisk
After using your whisk, wash it with cold water and place it on the whisk stand, and let dry thoroughly.
Note: We recommend storing whisks in a cool place that is well ventilated.
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