Experimenting with Water

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Dec 16th 18 5:02 am
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Re: Experimenting with Water

by Rickpatbrown » Dec 16th 18 5:02 am

mr mopu wrote: Ever add charcoal to your water?
I haven't tried yet. I thought it sounded very similar to the mechanism of action of a Brita filter. I don't think it would hurt.

Do you boil water with the charcoal? Or drop it into the water an sit for a couple days before using?

Dec 19th 18 3:00 am
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Re: Experimenting with Water

by mr mopu » Dec 19th 18 3:00 am

Rickpatbrown wrote:
mr mopu wrote: Ever add charcoal to your water?
I haven't tried yet. I thought it sounded very similar to the mechanism of action of a Brita filter. I don't think it would hurt.

Do you boil water with the charcoal? Or drop it into the water an sit for a couple days before using?
I just rinse a piece off and toss it in the kettle.

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Re: Experimenting with Water

by bagua7 » Jan 4th 19 6:49 am

My favourite water:

Best water you can have access to + brewed under the full moon light. You'll be pleasantly surprised about the results.

Had a remarkable Alishan Ju Lu oolong the other day with a particular note that I couldn't figure out, it lasted for the entire session. Don't know what exactly was but the full moon water was the obvious reason since it naturally sweetens the water and makes it more Yin. Try and see for yourself. ;)

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Re: Experimenting with Water

by trziste » Jan 8th 19 1:37 pm

A Chinese friend of mine says that some tea fanatics in China collect the morning dew to make their tea. This sounds interesting, but if the leaves that you collect the dew from are not clean the water will be dirty. I just use filtered tap water.