Still, sparkling, mineral, tap, filtered... what's your choice?

In our home you will not find any soft drinks. Our liquid diet at home consists of almond milk, teas, the occasional coffee and water.

Personally I am not great at drinking enough water so I have a few tricks to get me to the required volume. I bought myself a cool cup to drink from, I sometimes jazz up my water with frozen fruit and I have to admit that for a short while I had an app on my phone to remind me to have a glass of water. I also prefer sparkling to still water and since my water cup has a straw, I have nothing to worry about!


My mom on the other hand is a true water connoisseur because contrary to what most people think, there are a lot of things to look out for when buying water. My mom for example has special water to make tea. Quality spring water is the optimal bottled water for tea, but some types are better than others. The best spring water for tea should be neutral in pH (about 7) and in flavour. It should have a Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) content of 30 parts per million (PPM) or less.