Taking care of your chasen:
- To wash your chasen, run it warm water to remove all visible signs of matcha.
- Alternatively, you may fill a bowl with warm water and gently whisk the chasen through it to remove the matcha.
- Please remember to be gentle and to avoid scrapping the bottom of the bowl with your chasen as this will ruin the product.
- Avoid washing your chasen with soap or detergent.
- Leave your chasen out to air dry after washing it. Ideally this should be done with the chasen lying on its side.
- Once your chasen has completely dried, let it stand upright on its base.
- Please avoid storing your chasen in an enclosed plastic container. As your chasen is made from bamboo, the item is highly susceptible to mold.
- If mold appears on your chasen, you may place it in boiling water to clean it.
- You may use a kuse-naoshi to keep the form of your chasen’s bristles.
Taking care of your chashaku:
- Similar to your chasen, your chashaku is made of bamboo and will require the same gentle care.