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Matchaful Black Bamboo Whisk
Made in Takayama Cho, Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture, Japan • Limited Edition of 25
This special edition Takayama Chasen from SUIKAEN is handcrafted in the Shin style from black bamboo and accented with a Matchaful green thread. Like nearly 100% of Takayama Chasen, this tea whisk was made in Takayama Cho, Ikoma City, Nara Prefecture, Japan and follows the traditional method of hand-making whisks that has been passed down from generation to generation for 530 years.
It takes 5 - 6 years to prepare the raw bamboo for this whisk, which is manufactured by hand without using chemicals or machine tools. After three years of growth, bamboo is cut from the mountain in the winter, and the oil is removed from the bamboo in a large pot. Afterwards, the bamboo is dried in the sun for a month from January to February, then stored in a warehouse for 2 - 3 years before being processed into a tea whisk. Those 2 - 3 years in the warehouse allows the bamboo to withstand the seasonal changes in temperature and humidity, ensuring it remains in good condition.
- 片木(Hegi): peel one-third of the bamboo skin and divide it into 16 equal parts. Then separate skin and endodermis and cut out the endodermis.
- 小割(Kowari): divide 1 mm divided into 0.4mm and 0.6mm.
- 味削り(Ajikezuri): Make all the bristles thinner just like your hair.
- 面取り(Mentori): Shave the edge of each of the bristles to round off the corners.
- 下編み(Shitaami): Separate inner(0.4mm) and outer(0.6mm) bristles alternately with a thread.
- 上編み(Uwaami): To keep the shape of the Chasen, knit the inner and outer bristles twice.
- 仕上げ(Shiage): Arrange each of the bristles to make beautiful shape.
Matchaful is a proud member of 1% for the Planet—a global network of businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues. As a member, we donate 1% of our annual sales to environmental nonprofits each year. Learn more about our partnerships here.
Before our matcha arrives at your front door, it undergoes extensive third-party testing for radiation, heavy metals, and over 700 pesticides and herbicides to ensure it meets Matchaful standards. All our matcha is pesticide-free or certified organic.
— Matcha is the only tea where you actually ingest the leaf.
— Most teas are steeped and then thrown away.
— This is what makes matcha so special and unique, and also what leads to its amazing health benefits.
Matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse. On the ORAC scale (oxygen radical absorbance capacity – a measure of the antioxidant capacity of food), it surpasses all other antioxidant-rich foods including blueberries, pomegranates, and dark chocolate.
The antioxidants in matcha are made up of 60% catechin polyphenols – the most potent antioxidant. Catechins offer protection against many kinds of cancer, helping to prevent heart disease, reduce cholesterol, and slow the process of aging. The most important and abundant polyphenol in matcha is EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – the same polyphenol found in all green teas.
Sustained Energy & Focus
L-Theanine, an amino acid found in matcha, combines with caffeine to create increased focused and sustained energy throughout the day. L-Theanine has been hailed for relaxing the brain, muscles, and blood vessels. It can help lower blood pressure, enhance mood and promotes a sense of calmness by relaxing alpha waves in the brain (associated with a feeling of happiness and alertness) and increasing dopamine production – two of the brain’s ‘feel good’ chemicals. This amino acid is the secret ingredient that leaves you feeling energetic and focused yet calm all day long.
Cleansing & Detoxifying
Matcha is five times higher in chlorophyll than regular green tea. The primary reason chlorophyll is considered a superfood is because of its strong antioxidant and anticancer effects. Chlorophyll benefits the immune system because it’s able to form tight molecular bonds with certain chemicals that contribute to oxidative damage and diseases like cancer or liver disease. Chlorophyll can help give you clear skin, protect your blood and heart, and also help prevent joint inflammation.
Matchaful Black Bamboo Whisk