Chashaku, or tea scoop, is an essential utensil for measuring matcha from the canister to the bowl. It is a slender, spatula-like implement made of a thin piece of glazed bamboo. The scooped end is precisely cut to ensure you get an accurate serving every time.
Although a metal teaspoon can be used, the chashaku is more effective because its curved scoop can neatly collect between 1.5 to 1.7g of matcha at a time, the perfect amount for a single serving. The flattened side is effective at passing the powder through a fine sieve when used with a gentle scraping action.