So I've been thinking a lot about water.
I think out of everything I've tried at home, the Brita probably makes the tastiest tea. The bottled water doesn't have enough minerals it seems, and is also expensive, and straight tap water is far too hard and will scale up my tea kettle in a week.
I'm probably fine with the Brita, but it's ugly and I don't like the fact that it's sitting in plastic. I did find this however:
Design Within Reach Water Pitcher
And as semi-impractical as it may be, I kind of really want one. It's $85 to start out, and $25 for the replacement charcoal and stones that you'd need to replace every 6 months, but it only holds 30oz, and should sit for an hour for perfect taste. We'll see.
The making of Bai Wen red tea
3 weeks ago