This series follows the technology used to make products we regularly come in contact with, explaining its contents and related science and technology. In this episode we introduce bamboo tea whisks and matcha.
To make matcha, tea leaves are grinded with stone mills. The tool used to stir matcha with hot water in a tea ceremony is called a bamboo tea whisk. The material used, a pliable type of bamboo, is split into very thin pieces. The ends are finally checked by hand for thinness.