Koicha 48 Prong Tea Whisk

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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 Tea whisk suppler (see photos) - Sabun Kubo was born in 1940 and started making tea whisks in 1964. He is an artisan very keen on protecting traditional crafts.

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  • 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, 09:10
    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, 14:47
    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, 09:00
    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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