Just curious where everyone else sources their good quality water from for tea brewing.
I've seen vids of Chinese and Japanese tea brewing that claim water from certain rivers, springs, or mountains brew better tea. However, when trying to find this water to purchase nobody has it. I don't know if Japan and China are not allowed to export their water or what.
I've been using a "New Wave" 10-stage filter on my tap water for several months now and it's a huge improvement over Brita and PUR filtering. I got the 10 stage filter because a reverse osmosis system requires drilling holes into the sink and I rent here so I can't legally drill holes into the sink since I don't own the sink. So this filter seems to be the next best thing. However, I think it filters out minerals and nutrients. It claims it doesn't, but I can't imagine it not filtering them out since there's so many stages of filtration.
I thought about getting a Zen water filter to filter the filtered water because Zen apparently adds minerals back into the water and makes it more like spring water. I would of course remove the ceramic filter that it comes with since it wouldn't be needed. It's the other 5-6 stages of filtering media that I want.
There's also mineral rocks I could add to water storage bins I could keep near my tea area that will add minerals back to the water over time.
I also thought about buying quality bottled water, but I go through tons of water per day. Like 3 gallons a day, so bottled water would be a bad, wasteful, and expensive way to go.