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.


Bryan said...

Amazing product! Since I use spring water for almost all of my teas (except for Wuyi Yancha, in which case I use mineral water or Fiji.) this product might actually save me money.

Also I like your blog, I'm adding it to my blogroll on my site.

Jason Witt said...

That's a beautiful water pitcher and I wouldn't mind having one for myself. However, you might want to note that it's going to work best for Japanese Tea because that's probably where the charcoal in it comes from. Then it matches the water closest to where the local tea is grown in all the conditions of minerals and such. If you drink more Chinese Tea you would do well to go with bamboo charcoal from a Chinese supplier since it'll be true to Chinese water more than anywhere else. I'm not sure what the solution is for Black Tea from places like India. --Jason