futurebird wrote:Do you find the bamboo charcoal gives the water a sour taste? I just tried some ... and I didn't like the result. The water tasted better without it.
How do you use it by the way? I just rinsed it throughly then put it in my stoneware water-resting jug. After 24 hours I did a blind tase test of the waters. The bamboo'd water had a noticeable sour taste.
I wash it and put it into a large purion pitcher for maximum 6 hours, otherwise taste is getting to strong. Or I let it into a stainless kettle for boiling water... But I prefer the second method.
I am living in a small village and our water is very tasty (a bit mineral taste of a Da Hong Pao) but with a bit acidity and the charcoal removes this acidity. It's much cheaper than a Brita filter and gives very good results. I compared with Volvic and Montcalm (french water which french tea drinkers appreciate), and results were in favour of my water.