Tea scoop (18cm / 7in)
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Tea scoop is used to transfer matcha, powdered tea from a tea container to a teabowl. You measure the right amount of matcha by the number of scoops. You use about 1.5 scoops for one serving of thin tea, and 3 scoops for thick tea. Using tea scoop is vital to serve delicious tea. Common traditional tea scoops have no-frills decorations, and project the beauty of simplicity only with the material features and shape.
Unique texture bamboo
Each of these tea scoops is given a unique bamboo gnarl on the middle of the shaft. This is the most common type of tea scoop in Japan. The tip of this product is rounded into a gentle edge. The uniqueness of the texture on the surface gives the teascoop a special character which is easy to become attached to. The white color and the beautiful body arch strike an accomplished note.
A town known for its talented craftsmen
Takayama in Nara prefecture is the biggest tea whisk producing center in Japan. They have a 500 year history of studying and practicing their craft. Takayama craftsmen are experienced in bamboo-working and have mastered producing these delicate bamboo crafts. Takayama tea whisks are the most highly-regarded tea whisks in Japan, and their production is one of the government-recognized traditional crafts of the country.
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