How We Choose and Use Accoutrements for Maccha Preparation

When you put careful thought and intention into your maccha, your tools are an integral part of the process. Here’s how you can evaluate and use the proper tools to prepare maccha. Choosing Your Chasen What is a Chasen? Chasen are bamboo whisks used for blending maccha green tea. The delicate shape, coupled with the […]

How to Choose the Right Maccha

To qualify as a maccha, the leaves of camellia sinensis need to be grown under shade, harvested during the first harvest, steamed and dried flat, then deveined and destemmed before being milled into a fine powder. As a result, even though maccha is a powdered green tea, not all powdered green tea is considered maccha. […]