mr. Less wrote:Hey Teadoff,
i also like volvic, here in belgium its about 75 eurocents (around 1 dollar)
and yes in thailand its around 65 baht last time i checked.
Here in belgium i use a different french water that i like aswell (although i think volvic is superior) its called montcalm water.
It has less mineral content than volvic, but i like it as my alround water , and use volvic for more special teas.
I would like to know which thai waters you liked, because i'll probably be going to thailand next month(and staying for a year) so a good and cheap water supply would be nice
Tead Off wrote:I'd really like to hear from others about their experience with mineral waters vs filtered tap water vs other mineral waters.
Also, why does the ph go up after boiling?
David R. wrote:In France, Volvic costs 0.31€/l if you buy the 8l barrel. Otherwise it is 0.35€/l in 1.5l bottles.
My tests with Volvic showed very encouraging results with japanese greens. I could'nt test chinese greens as I am waiting for the 2011 harvest to restock. But I wasn't convinced by the result with oolongs, even green ones. Right now, I stick to my very low mineral spring water for everything but japanese greens.
I yet have to try Evian with wuyi yan cha.
David R. wrote:I have always thought the difference was mainly because of the amount of minerals and not about pH. That's an interesting point of view I'll have to consider.
I also believe, like Hojo said, that water also has to fit with your teaware. A very good water boiled in a very good kettle used with a great teapot maybe be disappointing because they just don't get along.
I am convinced that paying attention to water is definitively the way to go to improve one's tea.