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With the growing interest in food and nutrition, some people use bottled mineral water to make tea. One must take care, however, as some types of water are not suitable for making tea.
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1. Hard water and soft water
Mineral water is often taken from underground water and therefore contains dissolved minerals from the soil. The density of calcium and magnesium dissolved in the water is called hardness. Hard water is water with a high degree of mineral density and soft water is that with a lower degree. Most imported mineral waters are hard water and most domestic ones are soft water.

2. Which is suitable for tea
It is said that soft water is generally more suitable for green tea. Hard water cannot make the most of the taste and aroma of the tea. Additionally, hard water can turn cloudy and produce an unpleasant look. Tap water, therefore, often makes better tea than hard mineral water. If, however, you wish to use mineral water, domestic mineral water is recommended. Check the ingredients on the label to ensure that the calcium content is less than 200 mg per liter.

3. Boiling water
The taste of the tea also depends on the method of boiling water. Thoroughly boil tap water with the lid of the kettle open in order to remove the smell of chlorine. Boiling water for an excessively long period completely removes the air dissolved in the water and is not good for tea. This air, when retained, provides for good aroma and a refreshing taste. If the water has a strong smell of chlorine, measures should be taken to remove the odor, such as leaving the water in a container overnight or using a water purifier.
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