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Tea Whisk “Chasen” for Japanese Green Tea is a Piece of Art

Tea whisk “Chasen” makes the velvety thick texture of authentic Japanese green tea. Behind that velvety texture is the bamboo tea whisk called “Chasen” which have been crafted by artisans in Nara, Japan for more than 800 years. Tea whisks are made from bamboo dried outside over the winter. Artisans use dozens of different tools to whittle down the layers of bamboo into fine bristles.   How to make a tea whisk Types of tea whisks There are more than ten schools of tea ceremony and each school requires different types of tea whisks. Although the basic structure is the same, number of bristles differ significantly from 80 to 120. [...]