Tea is one of the staples of British life and its worldwide popularity is a mark of the strong influence of the British Empire.
However tea has been around for more than 5,000 years having originated in China. While western cultures used to make water safe to drink by brewing it to produce beer, in the Orient water was boiled and infused with tea leaves. Just as there are now thousands of beers, over the years that tea-making process has been greatly refined.
Although tea contains caffeine, it is widely accepted to have a calming effect and the tea-making process has become something of an art form.
People have become particular about how their tea is brewed, assessing everything from the quality of the tea bags, to the quality of the milk and the water.
But as tea is mostly made up of water, the water quality has the biggest single influence on the tea quality.
Water Purification for Tea
Too many minerals are the biggest single barrier to poor tea quality and therefore water purification systems can massively improve the quality of your tea drinking experience.
That is because the majority of tap water contains chlorine in order to eliminate bacteria and chlorine impairs water quality. There will also be traces of sediments and other minerals such as chalk which can have a negative effect on the taste of tea.
Therefore UK residents who live in areas which have poor water quality should definitely invest in a water purification system if they want to have tea which is free from contaminants.
Your home water treatment unit also makes sure that there is soft water rather than hard water. This is good for the longevity of your kettle as well as preventing you from having tea that looks as dark and murky as it tastes.by