Bamboo Matcha Whisk
The whisk is the single most important thing after the matcha itself when it comes to preparing a good beverage. It is called “chasen” (茶筅) in Japanese, it is made of bamboo and designed especially to prepare matcha. Bamboo makes the whisk highly flexible: instead of piercing/scratching the bowl, it bends and prevents any damage. As bowls used to prepare matcha can be old, precious and expensive, it is an important point. Especially if you make matcha often!