Intuit wrote:Can someone who reads chinese characters affirm that Gordon's product wrapper specifically claims that this is activated charcoal?
Generally speaking, if you don't have forced active flow over small diameter activated charcoal *chips* in a packed bed filter, you have relatively inefficient contaminant absorption due to limited contact surface area and 'deadzone' (bottom of pitcher) mixing dynamics.
But if adding this expensive chunk o' burnt cheap wood makes your water or tea 'tastes better', go for it!
Aren't you getting a bit too much scientific?If there were more wrappers without txt / stating the activation as such to choose from, we'd be in your boots.
All in all, this was merely about bamboo charcoal, nothing too fancy. Besides. if ten bucks & a tad heaps to it seems too 'expensive', don't go for it!!
If a fraction of us meet our needs in believing in the non-existing (or not!), then please don't override everything as granted.
E.g, if someone prefers to 'spoil' his / her Vintage Darjeeling with a slice of lemon, it's their brew - not mine. I just might experiment / follow suit some day.
Whatever, can anybody verify damages on knock-out tea after having used non-activated fake /useless bamboo charcoal?