Suikaen Chasen
Suikaen Chasen
Suikaen Chasen
Suikaen Chasen

Suikaen Chasen

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  Experience the Art of Suikaen Chasens 

Discover the true art of traditional Japanese tea-making with our exquisite handcrafted Chasens from Suikaen. These delicate yet durable Chasens are made without the use of chemicals, ensuring an authentic and eco-friendly experience.


Meet the Master: Yasaburo Tanimura

Yasaburo Tanimura, a 25th generation Chasen master and one of only 18 remaining, has perfected the art of Chasen-making over 500+ years. Hailing from Takayama, the only Chasen-making community in Japan, he uses locally grown bamboo to create these exceptional whisks.

 

Why Choose Suikaen Chasens

Our handmade Chasens are a testament to quality and craftsmanship, setting them apart from mass-produced alternatives. With finer, more flexible tines and an exceptional attention to detail, Suikaen Chasens are not only visually stunning but also built to last.


The 7-Step Journey to Perfection 

  1. Hegi: Carefully peel and divide bamboo skin, cutting out the endodermis.
  2. Kowari: Precisely divide the tines for a delicate finish.
  3. Ajikezuri: Thin the bristles for a smooth and even whisking experience.
  4. Mentori: Shave and round the bristle edges for a polished look.
  5. Shitaami: Skillfully separate and knit inner and outer bristles with thread.
  6. Uwaami: Maintain Chasen shape with a double-knitting technique.
  7. Shiage: Artfully arrange each bristle to create the perfect Chasen shape.

Caring for Your Chasen 

Upon arrival, gently remove your Chasen from its packaging, as it is attached with rice-based glue. Clean the base to eliminate any residue, and start your Chasen journey by rinsing it with warm water. Before each use, soak in water for 1 minute to ensure the Chasen stays flexible and doesn’t fracture.

1. ✂️ Open the Bag

   - Tear open the 30g Johnny Matcha bag and pull out the silver bag inside.

   - Shake the silver bag 2-3 times, flicking downward to loosen the matcha powder.

2. 🍵 Transfer Matcha

   - Carefully cut open the silver bag to avoid spilling the matcha powder.

   - Transfer the powder into the Johnny Matcha bag.

3. 💧 Soften Chasen (if using)

   - Soak the bristles with hot water for roughly 1 minute to ensure the bamboo is soft enough before whisking your matcha.

4. 🥄 Measure Matcha

   - Use 1 level teaspoon or two almond-sized chashaku scoops (traditional bamboo scooper).

   - Place the matcha into your chawan (matcha bowl) or cup.

5. 🌪️ Whisk or Shake Matcha

   - For a Chasen (matcha whisk): Pour 2 oz of water over the matcha powder (70-80°C or 160-175°F). Whisk in a "W" motion until the matcha is smooth and frothy.

   - For an electric whisk or shaker: Add 2-4 oz of water first, then the matcha. Blend or shake until no visible clumps can be seen and the matcha is frothy.

6. 🥛 Customize Your Matcha

   - Top off with more water to dilute if needed, or add milk/alternative milk to create a matcha latte.

7. 🥤 Enjoy!

8. ❄️ Store Properly

   - After using the matcha, make sure to zip the Johnny Matcha bag closed and store it in the refrigerator.

📌 *To maximize the flavor and texture of your matcha, consume within 3 weeks after opening.

🌟 Usucha: Light & Frothy 🌟

1. Sift 2g (1 tsp) of matcha into a chawan (matcha bowl).

2. Pour 65g (2.3oz) of hot water (175°F) into the bowl.

3. Whisk using a chasen (Japanese whisk) in a "W" motion until the matcha is smooth with a fine foam.

🍃 Koicha: Rich & Creamy 🍃

1. Sift 4g of matcha into a chawan (matcha bowl).

2. Add 35g (1.23oz) of hot water (175°F) to the bowl.

3. Whisk gently using a chasen (Japanese whisk) in a "W" motion to achieve a paint-like consistency. (No foam should be present)

❄️ Iced Tea / Iced Latte: Cool & Refreshing ❄️

1. Sift 2g (1 tsp) of matcha into a chawan (matcha bowl).

2. Pour 3-4 oz of cold filtered water into the bowl.

3. Whisk using a chasen (Japanese whisk) in a "W" motion until the matcha is smooth and well-blended.

4. Pour over ice water for iced tea, or iced milk for an iced latte.

🔥 Hot Tea / Hot Latte: Warm & Inviting 🔥

1. Sift 1 tsp (2g) of matcha into a chawan (matcha bowl).

2. Pour 3-4 oz of hot water (175°F) into the bowl.

3. Whisk using a chasen (Japanese whisk) in a "W" motion until the matcha is smooth and well-blended.

4. Top with additional hot water for hot tea, or steamed milk for a hot latte.

Enjoy these delightful tea recipes and immerse yourself in the world of tea cultivars!

A tea cultivar is a unique strain of the Camellia sinensis plant, selected for production based on its distinctive features. Now, let's explore some delicious ways to enjoy your tea!

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Very high quality!

you can tell the difference with this whisk, it’s very high quality.

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