MarshalN wrote:Distilled water is the worst -- it is basically flat water that will make your tea tastes nasty. Drink distilled water on its own, then try a nice spring water like Iceland Springs. You'll notice the huge difference in taste. Distilled water has a sort of sharp taste that is unnatural because it has zero minerals.
I actually rather like the way that distilled water tastes. Plain and flavorless. Perfect as a glass of water on a hot day.
But not for tea. Yeck! Tea wants for complexity and body.
I do find it funny: when I refuse to drink the water at certain (most) restaurants, all of my friends are always saying things like "what is the difference, its just water." But, as you said, there is a really big