Master of his craft
Only a very small handful of artisans remain today making the Takayama Chasen.
Most have retired in the Winter of 2015. Since this Chasen is made by hand, only a limited number is available.
Mr. Kubo Sabun is the 24th generation Master Craftsman for the Takayama Chasen. All of Mr. Kubo Sabun's tea whisks are beautifully hand crafted and made from all natural superior quality Japanese white bamboo grown in the Nara Prefecture of Japan.
How it's made
*These are not videos taken from Kubo Sabun, but rather for educational purposes.
Preserve Your Whisk
Chasens are not meant to last forever, but proper care will prolong its life span.
Do not soak the bottom of the whisk in water. DO NOT use soaps or detergents to wash. NOT dishwasher safe.
When not in use, keep the Chasen upright to avoid damage (the tines are fragile).
During use, whisk your matcha in a "W" or "M" motion until froth appears. Try not to put downward forced pressure on the tines, for example try to avoid touching the bottom of the bowl when whisking.
After each use, you may rinse it or soak it in water, and let it AIR DRY COMPLETELY. Make sure to rinse off all the tiny bits of matcha on the tines. Try to shake off any excess water before letting it sit upright (tines facing up).
Once the Chasen is completely dry, you may store it upright (tines facing up) in a cool, dry place.
Beautiful deep green color. Sifts super easy for a smooth finish with very deep flavor. Easily one of my favorite matchas ever!
I love the vibrant color of this matcha and how smooth it is. it’s amazing!! You can tell you’re drinking a high quality quality matcha and I love that 🌱🏼🍵
Love this product! I’m a huge matcha drinker and this brand offers excellent quality with a smooth, delicate taste and vibrant color. I am very picky and was pleasantly surprised!
Great presentation and packeting, the container are perfect for keeping the matcha powder fresh and easy to access with my mambo spoon. But the greatest thing about Midori Matcha is that the taste is amazing! I tried both Emerald Class and Ceremonial and had the best experience every time I drink them. Highly recommend from a daily Matcha drinker.
The matcha is good quality and very smooth. Ceremonial is the way to go!
Excellent and ver smooth taste. Will purchase it again in the future.
Wonderful smooth tasting Matcha!!!
I've been drinking Midori's Organic Ceremonial Matcha Gold Class for several years. Great taste, scent, texture and consistency bring me back time and time again. It is my benchmark Matcha against which all others are measured, but none have surpassed.
I drink Emerald Class every morning but save ceremonial teas for weekends and special occasions when I have time to really relax and appreciate the flavor. Tenryu Origin Ceremonial Matcha is my new "special occasion" matcha!
Thank you for the best - Midori is the best matcha I have ever found. It is always shipped nicely and arrives fresh. The tin containers are great to reuse.
I cannot drink "coffee shop" matcha, because my standards have been set high!
Great communication & customer service as well.
Well folks I have made a previous review and that was suppose to be for this New Matcha but the flavor is still rich and even more divine the the regular ceremonial. I have just made a second order for the new Tenryū Origins Okumidor truly is unique that is why I have not even finished the first tin and I already wanted to order some more. Yes it is that good! Peace
Hi there I love Midori I been a customer for many years and the new matcha is a sweet light taste and I recommend to all who love matcha to get your self some before they are all gone!!
We are pleased with the vibrant color and flavor of this high quality matcha. We have enjoyed the ceremonial gold class for years. By comparison, this grade of matcha is slightly more vibrant in color than the gold class, and you will notice the flavor is brighter and sweeter.
Great tea, like all the Midori Spring products, this is another outstanding matcha. The taste is smooth and sweet with a lovely froth.
Organic Ceremonial Matcha Gold Class 30g