Bamboo whisk made from shirotake (white bamboo) for Koicha tea ceremony (濃茶, “thick tea”). Koicha is a traditional matcha preparation using a lot of matcha with a small amount of water, so the tea becomes thick like a paste. It is considered even more formal than the standard Usucha (“thin tea”) tea ceremony. Komakichi recommends chu-araho (approx. 48 prongs) for Koicha because each prong is thick, strong, and won’t break easily.
This chasen is crafted by Komakichi Kubo and his family. Please note that each item is exquisitely hand-crafted and unique so the shipped pieces may not exactly match the photo. This item comes in an original paper box from Komakichi.
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Recommended: Before every use, please soak the prongs in warm water for 5 minutes to soften the tips.
- Hand wash only
- Wash off matcha completely after use
- Dry completely after use to prevent mold
- Avoid direct sunlight and dry conditions to prevent cracking