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How to add flavor to tap water and make it more tasty?

Adding flavor to tap water - 10 tips to make water from the tap tastier

Want to know how to add flavor to tap water and make it just a little more exciting? Then you've come to the right place! By now we all know, how important it is to drink enough. Most of us also know that Tap water more sustainable and healthier than water from plastic bottles: Among other things, because transport routes and waste can be saved, regions can be protected from drying out, and substances such as microplastics in our own beverages can be avoided. And we also save money, since water from the tap is about 250 times cheaper than water from plastic bottles.

So there are many good reasonsto drink tap water. A disadvantage for many people is the boring taste. Most of us are used to sweet and/or fizzy drinks and then the "Kraneberger" is often not refreshing enough. Perhaps it simply doesn't taste good because of its regional characteristics. Fortunately, you can do something about it and make tap water more palatable!

In this article, I'm going to show you ten methods and tips to give your tap water more flavor. Let's go!

  1. Fruits & Herbs
  2. Spices & Flower waters
  3. Tea
  4. Homemade juices and syrups
  5. Ice cubes with wow effect
  6. Water bubbler
  7. Water filter
  8. Filter carafes
  9. Powdered drink
  10. Aroma drops

1. Fruits & Herbs

Water with lemons and herbs to add flavor to tap water

Vitamin water and infused water from the supermarket may be trendy and tasty, but it is expensive and contains meinst unnecessary amount of sugar. Since all the vitamins in such drinks extracted directly from the fruit can be, you can also make the vitamin water directly yourself.

All you really need for this is water, fresh fruit and herbs, which you can then apply to the Various types combine. On the Internet you can find thousands of different Recipes to try. Also slices of cucumber give water a refreshing kick.

There are a few things you should keep in mind, though:

  • Wash all ingredients thoroughlybefore you put them into the water. Especially on fresh or homegrown herbs sometimes remain remnants of soil.
  • If you are using unpeeled fruit, you should Organic quality buy, because pesticides often can not be completely washed off.
  • With citrus fruits, make sure that the Shell not waxed is.
  • You can also put waxed citrus fruit in a colander, with boiling Pour water over them and then scrub them with cold water and a vegetable brush until the wax is gone.

2. Spices & Floral Water

Also with Cinnamon sticks, star anise and rose water can improve the taste of your tap water. Rose petal water also has the advantage that you can use it for natural cosmetics and baking.

There are, of course, other variations such as orange or lavender flower water that will give your drinking water a delicate, relaxing aroma lends. Just try yourself out 🙂

3. Tea

Homemade iced tea with a few ice cubes is always a treat in the summer, but you can also use tea to spice up your drinking water in all other seasons. In the meantime there are even Tea bag for cold water.

Depending on how strong you want the flavor, you can leave the tea bag in the water for a short or long time. If you use fruit or herbal tea, the taste is the best. Express variant for the infused water from above. However, most of the vitamins are unfortunately lost by drying for the tea.

4. Homemade juices & syrups

A dash of lemon juice or elderberry syrup can make tap water a lot tastier, but juices and syrups from the supermarket unfortunately often contain a lot of sugar and other additives.

A healthy alternative is to juice citrus fruits simply to press itself. And also Syrup you can boil down yourselfwithout using kilos of sugar. With erythritol, pectin and stevia or coconut blossom sugar you can make your own sugar free syrup manufacture.

5. Ice cubes with wow effect

Ice cubes with herbs for exciting drinks

Nice cold tap water actually always tastes best. And to get it really cold, ice cubes are a good choice. But it still lacks - as so often - the special touch. Fortunately, ice cubes can add flavor to your tap water with just a little pinch.

For a real Wow effectYou can add herbs or small pieces of fruit to the ice cube tray before filling it with water. You can also use homemade fruit juice or tea instead of water to turn the ice cubes into ice cubes. small flavor bombs to conjure.

6. Water bubbler

In the meantime, there are many affordable water spinners, through which you can use your tap water. carbonate at home can. This not only makes the water tastier and more refreshing, but also protects the environment. On the one hand, you buy fewer plastic bottles when you make your sparkling water at home, and on the other hand, the CO2 bottles, usually made of metal, can basically be disposed of by Deposit system be exchanged.

By the way, your back will be happy too, because you don't have to carry heavy water boxes anymore 😉.

Tip: The preferred consumption of regional tap water also counteracts the Environmental problem of water scarcity against. You can read more about this in the linked article.

7. Water filter (faucet filter, under-sink filter)

Sometimes it happens that not all substances, that give water a bad tastefiltered out at the waterworks. It can also be that the water on the way from the waterworks to your faucet contaminated as it flows through miles of old pipes.

If the water from your tap doesn't taste as good as it should, a Drinking water filter often a good solution. Here, too, there are now many affordable options that you can install either directly on the faucet or under the tap.

8. Filter carafes

You want to improve the taste of your tap water? Then surely also help you Filter carafes! The best way to do this is to fill the filter carafe with water and then put it in the refrigerator until the water is colder than you generally get from the tap. Change the filter cartridges but regularly fromotherwise they will simply stop filtering at some point.

Tip: Apart from the question of taste, it is also often discussed whether Tap water healthy is. You can find the answer in the linked article.

9. Powdered drink

There are more and more Soluble powder on the market with which you can give your tap water more flavor. Whether as capsules or sticks, in cans, vegan, sugar-free, with vitamins, minerals or electrolytes - the choice is limitless.

It is recommended to experiment with the dosage in order to find the resolution that tastes best to you. Or you can mix different flavors to make your very own flavored water. 

10. Aroma drops

Aroma drops are also available as Flavor Drops or Flavdrops known. Originally, they were developed for the low carb diet to give protein shakes more flavor. But also to your tap water these drops can give a Extra kick give. Because you only need one drop for the aroma to develop, the vials are also comparatively inexpensive.

The good thing about flavor drops is that they are versatile. Besides water and protein shakes, you can also add strawberry flavored drops to Low-fat curd cheese, muesli or yogurt give. So in everything that could perhaps use a little more flavor.

Tap water can be so incredibly delicious!

Give tap water flavor with fruits

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make your tap water tastier and more exciting. Of course, you can combine the tips and methods I've presented above.

For example, add a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice to filtered, sparkling water, or give your water that extra zing with tea ice cubes and a drop of peach flavoring. Since you should be drinking lots of water anyway, it's best to experiment with lots of different combinations. There are no limits to your imagination!

I hope these tips help you out! Can you think of any other ideas to add flavor to tap water? And how do you prefer to drink your water? I'm looking forward to your comments!

Stay sustainable,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: How else you save money through sustainability you can now find out in the linked article. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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