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Postby silvermage2000 » Jan 22nd, '09, 13:44

Cool I like looking at the gravitea products.
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Postby Chip » Feb 5th, '09, 16:02

My GraviTea has been in constant use for 36 days with no scale in my kettle!!! Only tiny traces on some glassware I use daily and generally rinse only. Seems like there is no iron deposits like I used to have as well even though it is not spec'ed to remove Iron?

Now I need to consider replacement filters I guess.

One thing I have also noticed, tea stains adhere to scale. Get rid of scale depositing minerals and I have virtually no tea stains (keeping in mind I drink greens the vast majority of the time).
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Postby JustinW » Feb 8th, '09, 00:18

How does this work as far as improving taste? How do these pitcher style filters compare to the on-tap ones? It'd be nice if it made my shitty tap water usable for tea.
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Postby Chip » Feb 8th, '09, 00:26

It removes chlorine, that will improve any water. Scale is pretty much eliminated. Seems metals are removed, though they make no claim. I would think it would help make your water usable.

This is my first water filter, so can't help you out otherwise.
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Postby Chip » Mar 5th, '09, 19:47

GraviTea is compared to other pitcher type filters in the current edition of Imbibe magazine.

I have now gone beyond the red zone (past the 60 day recommendation) on my GraviTea filter, though it seems to still be filtering out the scale. Guess I need to get a replacement!
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Postby Romance Writer » Apr 13th, '09, 17:42

Wow this sounds like a great investment. My water is city water so lots of added stuff in there so I am sure it would benefit my daily thousand cups of tea.

One major question I have for any of you who have it does it truly in fact improve taste?

I would assume that it would given all the stuff it will remove but you know what they say about assuming?
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Postby edkrueger » Apr 13th, '09, 17:58

From Imbibe:
PROS: Sleek design; took two minutes to filter one liter of water; trap door on top makes one-handed filling simple; two-month filter life.
CONS: Filtered water still smelled and tasted like tap water.
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Postby Chip » Apr 13th, '09, 18:28

OK, almost 4 months and I have not had any need to descale my kettle which previously needed it every week! All my teaware is staying so much cleaner. Also, metal such as iron has not shown up which is odd since it is not spec'd to remove iron, etc.

I think that tap water would have to improve in taste, it descales and dechlorinates. Not sure about flouride though.
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Postby Victoria » Apr 13th, '09, 19:20

Oh it definitely improves tap water taste, at least where I live.
In fact I am quite spoiled now. When I try to drink my tap water now,
I'm shocked at how bad it tastes. :shock:
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