Matcha Making Accessories

matcha accessoriesIf you are new to matcha brewing, O-Cha.com has a large selection of matcha making accessories - everything you need to brew the perfect bowl of matcha. Minimum requirements are an authentic bamboo tea whisk and a matcha spoon.

 
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  • Mogake Yuzamashi Watercooler

    Mogake Yuzamashi Watercooler

    • Unique!
    • Handcrafted!

    Handcrafted in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture Japan, this Mogake style Yuzamashi watercooler was made with gyokuro and light steamed asamushi sencha brewing in mind. The watercooler was wrapped with seaweed, causing the salt from the seaweed to oxidize with the clay making a unique pattern on the teapot. Since gyokuro should be brewed at a lower temperature and with double the amount of loose leaf (usually the most expensive green teas available), the use of this special yuzamashi watercooler is ideal for gyokuro enthusiasts, allowing multiple infusions from the same gyokuro leaf.

    How to Brew Gyokuro - Step-by-Step Instructions!

    The set is intentionally made very small, holding just 135 ml of water. The lid fits the inside of the teapot wall perfectly. There is a very well made and thought out spout and the pour is smooth.  This teapot is suitable for any gyokuro or light steamed green tea.  You could probably use it with most medium-steamed green teas though you might get some clogging on the ceramic inner spout.  Not suitable for deep steamed green tea as the fine, dust-like leaf particles.

    About the maker Hakusan Katayama III

    Mr. Hakusan was born into a family with a long standing pottery tradition in Tokoname, Aichi prefecture, a region famous for its outstanding pottery, and he studied under his father Tadayoshi's tutelage. He is a member of the Japan Sencha Crafts Association, and the Tokoname Hand-made Teapot Association. Mr Hakusan has won numerous national prizes for his pottery.

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    • $42.30 USD
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  • Koicha 48 Prong Tea Whisk

    Koicha 48 Prong Tea Whisk

    • Handcrafted!

    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.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 8)
    Reviews: 8
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    • $31.02 USD
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  • Matcha Tea Whisk

    Matcha Tea Whisk

    • Handcrafted!

    Consisting of 65-72 prongs, this whisk is handmade in Nara, Japan and should not to be confused with imports from China that you will commonly encounter from most tea shops. There are over 120 different types of Nara tea whisks that vary according to the type of material used, shape and number of splines which will vary  according to the school of tea, the kind of matcha (thick or regular thin type) which will be served, and various other factors. We chose this particular chasen for general purpose matcha drinking. 

    About our bamboo tea whisk suppler (view detailed images) - Sabun Kubo Born 1940 and started making tea whisks in 1964. He is an artisan very keen on protecting traditional crafts.

    Differences between Japanese and Chinese tea whisks... The vast majority of tea whisks encountered on the market are copeis 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 fungacides 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: 4.95 (votes: 21)
    Reviews: 21
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    • $26.32 USD
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  • Samashi Water Cooler 16568

    Samashi Water Cooler 16568

    • Handcrafted!

    This Tokoname water cooler, made from brown clay, the tea ware will come in very handy when making either matcha, sencha, or really any type of green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to cool your just boiled water to exactly where you need it to be. This water cooler has a very beautiful pattern on the bottom.

    Holds 12 ounces/320ml.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
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    • $18.80 USD
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  • Samashi Water Cooler 16342

    Samashi Water Cooler 16342

    • Handcrafted!

    Made in Tokoname, Japan, this water cooler, made from red clay, will come in very handy when brewing green tea. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to aid you in cooling your just boiled water first to exactly where you need it to be.

    Holds 11 ounces/320ml.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
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    • $17.86 USD
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  • Samashi Water Cooler 16363

    Samashi Water Cooler 16363

    • Handcrafted!

    This Tokoname water cooler, made from green clay, will come in very handy. Since most green teas needs to be brewed at lower temperatures, use this item to cool your just boiled water to exactly where you need it to be. One of those things you can live without, until you try it!

    Holds 12 ounces/320ml.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 2)
    Reviews: 2
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    • $17.86 USD
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  • Matcha Sifter

    Matcha Sifter

    Matcha aficionados - Here is a handy item! Known in Japanese as a "matcha furui", use this sifter when brewing matcha. Simply add your matcha and work it through the built-in removeable fine mesh insert inside the canister. Removes clumps, makes for a smoother, frothier bowl of matcha.

    Available in red or green, measures 73mm W x 79 mm H (2.9 inches by 3.1 inches) Quality craftsmanship throughout.

    Note: Product includes the the tool only, matcha purchased separately.

    Score: 4.90 (votes: 10)
    Reviews: 9
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    • $15.04 USD
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  • Bamboo Matcha Teaspoon

    Bamboo Matcha Teaspoon

    • Handcrafted!

    Used in the tea ceremony, this Japanese made bamboo matcha tea spoon (chashaku) dispenses just the right amount of matcha.

    Note: This item is for matcha and is not to be used for loose leaf tea. Here is a link to our loose-leaf tea spoon

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 15)
    Reviews: 15
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    • $5.45 USD
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  • Ceramic Tea Whisk Keeper

    Ceramic Tea Whisk Keeper

    This handy device is designed to store and keep your tea whisk in great shape. Made of ceramic, simply place your tea whisk on it to retain it's shape.

    Score: 5.00 (votes: 19)
    Reviews: 19
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    • $4.70 USD
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