Koicha 48 Prong Tea Whisk
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      Koicha 48 Prong Tea Whisk

      This 48 prong matcha whisk is handmade in Japan especially for thick style koicha matcha. Not to be confused with imports from China, this authentic hand-made tea whisk is made in Nara Prefecture. There are over 120 different types of Nara tea whisks, with the type of material, shape and number of splines varying according to the school of tea, and also on the kind of matcha to be used.

      Note: This while you could use this whisk for other types of matcha, it was designed for use with thick "koicha" matcha. For general matcha brewing, we recommend this tea whisk instead.

      About our bamboo tea whisk suppler (view detailed images) - Our whisks are made by the Kubo family located near Nara Japan. You can see them in action on this well made YouTube video making whisks here:

      Differences between Japanese and Chinese tea whisks... The vast majority of tea whisks encountered on the market are copies made in China, not Japan. There is almost no market for matcha whisks within China itself, nearly all are exported abroad and surprisingly, even to Japan.

      Japanese craftsmen start the whisk making process using a sharp knife to chip the end of the bamboo, giving it a clean sharp break, whereas in China it  tends to be done with a file. Because of this, the tip of the whisk prongs of Japanese whisks are known to last longer.

      The bamboo used in Japanese whisks is superior and is dried for well over a year before use, no fungicides are used when producing Nara tea whisks. A real Japanese whisk will cost 2 or 3 times more than a Chinese whisk, naturally. It certainly is possible to make matcha with a Chinese made whisk but for long term reliability, we recommend that you invest in the real deal.

      Score: 4.89 (votes: 9)
      Reviews: 8
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      • ¥4,000 JPY
      • 40   – Reward points
       
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      • NYCTea
        Aug 29, 2017, 07:28
        Lovely whisk. Beautifully made and really whips up a frothy and perfect cup of matcha.
      • Martin
        Apr 25, 2017, 17:34
        This whisk looks and feels like it is quality made. Works very good with thick style matcha, it is an appropriate choice. Overall – good deal.
      • John Priestley II
        Mar 22, 2017, 02:16
        Do yourself a favor: Be authentic, and use the 48 prong whisk to prepare your koicha. While other whisks may be used for usucha, one really needs one of these for top grade matcha preparation. It is aesthetically pleasing (handmade by an expert) and feels good in the hand.
      • H@@@@@@
        Mar 31, 2016, 07:03
        Wonderful made product.... Love it ....great place to purchase...AAAAA+++
      • Aafke Brouwer
        Feb 20, 2016, 08:10
        Beautiful whisk, it's actually very hard to find a Koicha whisk. I find I make better tea using the right implements and when you make koicha it makes sense to invest in a proper whisk.
        I haven't used this whisk for a very long time but it's keeping it's shape well up to now and it has been my experience that good quality chasen seem to hold their shape well.
        Very reasonable price, shipping and packaging was excellent.
      • Shan Jiang
        Apr 16, 2015, 01:06
        It works
      • Ann McMahon
        Jan 11, 2014, 13:47
        Works well for koicha matcha. Rinses easily after and produces a smooth matcha with good froth when used with thin matcha as well.
      • Olivier Coclet
        Mar 2, 2009, 08:00
        This chasen (made in Japan) is designed for koicha (thick tea). I have been using for now 9 months and it is still in perfect condition and hasn't lost its shape.
        You can brew koicha without such a specific chasen, but it is easier with it.
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        • Poids
          63 g

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