The chasen is an integral part of Cha No Yu. This is an 80-prong chasen whisk. It is used in a zig-zag motion to dissolve powdered matcha in a bowl with water. Whisk in a chawan or alternative deep bowl for best results.
When not in use, allow drying on a chasen kusenaoshi. This helps support the shape and protects the fine tines from breakage.
NOTE: Before using chasen for the first time, put the whisk into warm water and leave it for few minutes. It will allow the tips to unfurl.
NOTE: Avoid using detergents when cleaning.