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Prong 80 prong
Material 100% natural bamboo
Usage Usucha (thin tea) and Koicha (thick tea)
Dimensions Diameter 6 cm / Height 11 cm
Can you use a regular whisk for matcha?
Short answer: no, you need a whisk. Forks, spoons and metal whisks will never properly mix up the matcha—you will always have clumps, and you won’t get the original frothy and savoury taste that the bamboo whisk or ‘chasen’ (created specifically for matcha mixing) creates. It’s a must have for preparing the best cup of matcha. Now with 80 prong it will help you make your at-home matcha even faster!
Pro tip: You can use the Chasen best in combination with the matcha bowl.
How to whisk matcha?
- Place the whisk in hot water for a few seconds to loosen the strings to soften the bamboo each time before using the it.
- Put 1 teaspoon of matcha (1g) in the matcha bowl
- Pour warm water (80 degrees) into the bowl
- Mix the matcha in a W-motion (or M-motion) for 20 seconds, enjoy!
Pro tip: don’t scrape the Chasen across the bottom of the matcha bowl.
You came to the conclusion … I need a whisk. But, how do you take care of it? After each use, rinse with cold water and let it dry on the holder. Make sure to never put your Chasen in the dishwasher or use soap to clean it, as it can extremely damage it.
Matcha whisk name
The matcha whisk (80 prong) aka ‘Chasen’ in Japanese. It is a traditional brush to prepare a matcha tea. These brushes are handmade from a single piece of bamboo and have a very fine structure. It will help you create the very foamy structure of the matcha tea.
What does 80 prong mean?
Well, it is the string count (or the teeth of the whisk). The more strings it has the finer they are, which ultimately created a smoother matcha. The higher the number, the easier it is to mix the tea powder into the water and create the foam.