The Chasen or matcha whip, traditional Japanese accessory for the tea ceremony
Genuine bamboo matcha tea whisk. This utensil, also called Chasen, is the essential product for the Japanese tea ceremony. In order to taste your matcha, you just have to mix, with the help of the bamboo whisk, the matcha tea powder with hot water, until you get a thick and foamy liquid. The preparation of matcha tea is identical to the one that dates back to the 9th century in Japan. To obtain a perfect preparation, it is necessary to whisk energetically by making a "W". Our traditional matcha whisk is in bamboo, its dimensions are L: 10,5 cm - Ø: 5,5 cm.
The matcha whip enhances the qualities of matcha
Matcha is a green tea produced by the Camelia Sinensis plant. Its leaves are harvested young, then finely ground into powder. Among the 9 families of Japanese teas, only matcha is used for the tea ceremony. Its fine jade-colored powder promises a unique moment. Our organic quality matcha teas come in different variants. Discover the unique blends of our organic matcha with lemon, ginger, bergamot and cardamom.
The benefits and virtues of matcha
Among exotic drinks, Japanese teas perpetuate a tradition that dates back to the 9th century. The tea ceremony still fascinates and reflects the typical Japanese way of life. The beneficial virtues of matcha start with its values: harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Our matcha green tea from organic cultivation has many qualities, which give it unique virtues. Rich in iron, chlorophyll and vitamins, matcha tea is also known for its antioxidant and anti-free radical properties.
Our tasting tips
How to prepare matcha?
The preparation of matcha requires a traditional bowl and a matcha whisk. If you want to respect the tradition, the use of the chashaku, a traditional measuring spoon, is necessary. You have to whisk the matcha powder vigorously in hot water to obtain a foam. However, there are several schools. Some ban the foam.
How much matcha to use?
Use about 1g of matcha powder for 80ml of water, but this is a guideline. Depending on your taste, you can increase the dosage or decrease the amount of liquid for a more intense aroma.
What is the ideal infusion temperature for matcha?
For an ideal preparation, use water between 70 and 80 °C. To obtain a nice foam, you can start by whipping the matcha powder in a little cold water.
When to drink matcha?
Many opinions advise drinking matcha in the morning or before exercise. However, it is best to avoid matcha as a mealtime drink or before bedtime, as it is high in caffeine. Choose your favorite times, but do not exceed 5 to 6 cups per day.
Advantages of the matcha whisk
There are many models of matcha whisk and even electric whisk. Thanks to its quality strands, our traditional bamboo matcha whisk will give you complete satisfaction. It will open like a flower when first used and will accompany you for a long time in your Japanese quest for the perfect matcha tea.
Why buy a matcha whisk on Thés & Traditions?
At Thés & Traditions, we take great care in the quality and price of our accessories. Our traditional matcha whisk has been carefully selected, as well as our organic matcha teas. Take advantage of our free delivery from 45 € and our secure payment system. Receive your products at home or in a relay point.