A tea whisk, or Chasen, is truly a small work of art. Their perfection of form is such that they can certainly be appreciated for their sculptural qualities.
Some families have been making them for 20 generations, over 500 years, long enough to gain the mastery of bamboo necessary to achieving the perfect balance of form and function.
While seemingly simple utensils, the production of a Chasen is a meticulous and time consuming. The Chasen is integral to the preparation of matcha green tea. We highly recommend using one, in order to produce a creamy, delicious froth.