To create your perfect bowl of matcha, read 'Chado [A Daily Ritual]'
and watch below for an introduction to this ancient practice.
The graceful line of the chashaku (matcha scoop) must be carefully crafted to scoop and to measure matcha. Elegant work by the craftsman can be noted through the utensil-- the greater the curve, the higher the required skill level of the craftsman.
A chashaku is initially a mere slip of bamboo before being heated, bent, and carved. The last step is the naming of the utensil by its maker, with the chashaku taking on an identity inseparable from its carver.
Chado, the Japanese Tea ceremony, is an intricate practice revolving around the four principles of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. In this process, matcha green tea and matcha tea utensils play equally crucial roles.