Making water taste better
June 27, 2005 12:49 PM Subscribe
Why does water taste so bad? And more to the point, do you have tips for making it taste better?
posted by Fezboy! to food & drink (41 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I presently drink plenty of fluids, but mostly of the wrong sort (coffee & soda). I am now in the process of eliminating these bad habits and trying to make the switch to water. Unfortunately, water tastes horrible to me and this is not just commentary on the local well. Whether it springs from the tap, the [brand name] water filter, or from a commercially available bottle, I find water to taste tinny/metallic in a wholly unpleasant way. I've tried different brands of bottled water. I've tried different brands of water filtration devices. I've tried adding a slice of lemon and/or lime but none of this eliminates the crap taste I get from drinking water.
Am I alone on this? Do you have any tried and true ways of making water more palatable short of carbonating it while loading it with high-fructose corn syrup and caffeine?