Matcha , this delicate powdered green tea, has captured the hearts of tea lovers with its rich flavor and centuries-old tradition. To prepare it properly, two accessories are essential: the matcha whisk (Chasen) and the bamboo spoon (Chashaku). But how to take care of them so that they last over time? Follow the guide!
Why Maintain Your Chasen and Chashaku?Maintaining these valuable tools is crucial to ensuring an optimal tasting experience with every cup. A well-maintained Chasen ensures a creamy foam while a clean Chashaku guarantees precise measurement. In addition, these accessories made from natural materials deserve special attention to preserve their integrity and functionality.
How to Maintain Your Chasen (Matcha Whisk)?1. After each use, rinse the Chasen with lukewarm water. Avoid hot water or detergents which could damage the fine bamboo bristles.
2. Gently shake the Chasen to remove excess water , then let it air dry, bristles side down.
3. For deep cleaning , immerse the whisk in a bowl of lukewarm water and shake it gently, which helps remove residue without affecting the quality of the bamboo.
4. Store it away from light and humidity.
How to Maintain Your Bamboo Spoon (Chashaku)?1. Rinse the Chashaku with lukewarm water after each use .
2. Dry it with a soft cloth or let it air dry.
3. Avoid putting it in the dishwasher or using chemical detergents. Warm water is enough to remove matcha residue.
4. Store it in a dry place , away from direct light.