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10 Ways to Make Tap Water Taste Better

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

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 every day.

Most of us also know that tap water is more sustainable and healthier than water from plastic bottles: Among other things, because transportation routes and waste can be saved, regions can be protected from dehydration and substances such as microplastics can be avoided in our own drinks. And we also save money, as water from the tap is around 250 times cheaper than water from a plastic bottle. So there are many good reasonsto drink tap water.

One disadvantage for many people, however, is the somewhat boring taste. Most of us are interested in 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 this and make tap water more palatable!

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

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 place waxed citrus fruits in a sieve, cover them with boiling Pour water over and then scrub 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 always tastes best. And to get it really cold, ice cubes are a good choice. But - as is so often the case - it still lacks that special touch. Fortunately, ice cubes can add flavor to your tap water with just a little twist.

For a real Wow effectyou can simply place herbs or small pieces of fruit in the ice cube tray before filling it with water. However, you can also use homemade fruit juice or tea instead of water to turn the ice cubes into a drink. small flavor bombs to conjure.

Tip: This plastic-free stainless steel ice cube mold* I can recommend it to you with a clear conscience. It lasts forever and doesn't need the taste-altering plastic.

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 if you make your sparkling water at home, and on the other hand, the CO2 bottles, usually made of metal, can always be transported by Deposit system be exchanged. Incidentally, your back will also be happy as you no longer have to carry heavy crates of water 😉.

We use this SodaStream sparkling water maker* (with glass bottle) and are Fully satisfied for years with it.

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, it's such a drinking water filter* (attached directly to the tap) is often the right solution. It Filters out pollutants such as lead, microplastics or chlorine, for example.

8. Filter carafes

Do you want to improve the taste of your tap water? Then a Filter carafe! The best way to do this is to fill it with water and then put it in the fridge 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. I can recommend this glass filter carafe*.

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 that you can use to add more flavor to your tap water. 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 button 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 lots of ways to make your tap water tastier and more exciting. The Tips and methodsthat I have presented to you above can of course also be combined with each other.

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!

"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."

Jacques Yves Cousteau (more at Water Quotes)

I hope these tips help you! Can you think of any other ideas for adding flavor to tap water? And how do you prefer to drink your water? I look forward to your comment!

Stay healthy and keen to experiment,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

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

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Christoph Schulz

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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