Essential Matcha Tea UtensilsThe bamboo whisk (chasen), invented centuries ago, is uniquely suited for creating a frothy beverage and the delicate fronds will not harm your tea bowl. The bamboo tea scoop (chashaku) is perfect for measuring out matcha powder and scooping tea out of a round tin. And for the same reason, we drink wine in stemware, the matcha bowl (chawan) is the best vessel for observing and celebrating the taste, aroma and color of your matcha tea.About The Bamboo Whisk?? Upon opening, run whisk under warm water - the fronds will unfurl.?? After each use, rinse with warm water and place on whisk holder.?? Over time the ends may fray. When this happens, trim slightly with a sharp scissors.?? Replace your whisk from time to time.