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"Takayama Chasen" is carefully handcrafted in Japan 
70 prongs

Takayama Chasen has a history of over 500 years, first created in the late Muromachi period (1333-1573) in Ikoma Takayama, Nara. During the 15th century, Takayama Sosetsu came up with a new type of bamboo whisk appropriate for the new style of Japanese tea ceremony. 

In recent years, there are many mass produced bamboo whisks which are more affordable but lower quality. The traditional handcrafted bamboo whisk (chasen) offer better quality through the craftsman's attention to detail, and is not only a work of great craftsmanship, but also helps create the even layer of froth on top making a delicious bowl of matcha. 


 Material  100% Bamboo
 Height  11.3 cm
 Country of Manufacture  Japan
 Artisan  Hokuwaen Kubotamenari


How to Whisk Matcha

  1. Soak the bamboo matcha whisk (Chasen) in warm water to open up the prongs.
  2. Using a tea strainer and a spoon, sift 2g of matcha powder into your tea bowl.
  3. Pour 70ml of hot water.
  4. Move the chasen in a back and forth motion (drawing a “W” shape) using your wrist for 20s. After an even layer of foam has formed, whisk the surface of the tea until it has a rich creamy texture. Draw a round circle from the centre of the bowl and lift the chasen.
  5. Enjoy your daily tea ritual by SAYURI matcha!
  6. Rinse the chasen in water, and dry on the whisk holder (Naoshi) to sustain the shape.

How to Clean Your Matcha Whisk 

  1. Place the whisk under a gentle stream of warm water to get rid of the matcha residue.
  2. Pour warm clean water into a matcha bowl (chawan) and whisk in the water for 60 sec until clean.
  3. After cleaning your whisk, it should be dried thoroughly before storing it away. Using a whisk holder (kusenaoshi) will help retain its shape. If a whisk holder is not available, store the whisk with the strings facing up. 

Note: Never use soap or dishwasher as this will damage the bamboo whisk

Benefits of using Bamboo Whisk vs Electric Whisk

  • Creates the perfect matcha froth
  • Whisks the powder evenly with no clumps
  • 100% natural bamboo material