This bamboo whisk has about 80 bristles. It makes a very nice lather and if stored properly, will remain in good working condition for many years. 80 bristles is the usual number for a bamboo whisk to have (120 bristles is the highest number). This 80-bristle whisk is a good everyday whisk for a nice matcha foam.
Hints for a lengthy storage life:
1) We recommend that you get the bamboo whisk wet just before you use it. The bamboo whisk is susceptible to dry conditions. When it is dry, it becomes brittle and easy to break.
2) It is better to store the bamboo whisk on a whisk holder after using it. This will help the whisk to retain its shape.