How to care for a whisk and to know when you need a new one!
The lifespan of a matcha whisk depends on several factors such as how often it's used and how well it's cared for. On average, a high-quality matcha whisk can last for several months to a year or even longer with proper care. However, it's important to note that the bamboo bristles of a matcha whisk can gradually become bent or broken with regular use. When the bristles start to lose their shape or become damaged, it's time to replace the whisk.
To extend the lifespan of your matcha whisk, always rinse it immediately after use in warm water and shake off any excess water. Never use soap or any abrasive materials when cleaning it. Store the whisk in a chasen holder to help it maintain its shape. If you notice mold on your matcha whisk it's best to replace it. The key to making your matcha whisk last longer is to handle it with care.