We are happy with the lack of paper taste when brewing with these #4 filters from Bonmac. We poured hot water through a dry one and tasted the water after it cooled. The paper taste was minimal. If you fold the seams and pre-rinse before you brew, you can expect a filter that will produce great coffee and not break. The sustainability of bamboo is a great reason to use these but the fact they don't taste like cheap, brown paper towels is an even better one.
There are 100 filters per pack.