Chasen - Japanese Tea Whisk (筌) - The Chasen has been used for over 500 years to whisk Matcha (Japanese green tea) to create a frothy and nutty texture, taking out all the bitterness.
The tea whisks are entirely hand-made by skilled craftsmen using knives to cut the bamboo, all using just one single piece of bamboo.
The art of tea ceremony grew out of a spiritual philosophy known as Wabi-Sabi, a form of esthetic culture which is closely bound up with “Zen”.
Originating from the Japanese words Wabishii (cheerless) and Sabishii (lonely), the word Wabi-Sabi expresses the idea of doing things in a modest, restrained and understated manner. Tea ceremony places great weight on this spirit of Wabi-Sabi, with participants aiming to achieve a sense of serenity and mindfulness as they concentrate their thoughts on the ceremony of making the tea within the peaceful space of the tea ceremony room. Through this, the participant can learn to think about themselves in a new way, and develop a deeper sense of spirituality.
Matcha Is an Antioxidant Powerhouse
One glass of matcha is the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content.
A cancer-fighter, a fat-burner, and much more, matcha leaves other green teas far behind
Amongst its many benefits, matcha...
- Is packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg
- Boosts metabolism and burns calories
- Detoxifies effectively and naturally
- Calms and relaxes
- Enhances mood and aids in concentration
- Provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium
- Fights against viruses and bacteria
- Is rich in fiber
- Lowers cholesterol and blood sugar
- Does not raise insulin levels