Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:31 PM
Posted 24 October 2011 - 02:03 AM
In truth, I don't notice the difference myself and I drink a fair bit of tea. It still doesn't stop me boiling a fresh kettle every time.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:38 AM
It seems pretty clear that this idea grew out of places where the water had a high mineral content (in which case reboiled water probably would taste worse than the already not-so-great-tasting fresh water), and then turned into an old wives' tale that spread to parts of the country where it didn't make any sense. There are plenty of parts of the country where even a single boiling of the water will leave a small amount of white scale on cookware.
Edited by slkinsey, 24 October 2011 - 04:43 AM.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 04:44 AM
I guess we can make an experiment out of this. If someone wants, you can fill a kittle with 1 litre of water, bring it to a boil and pour off 100ml. Return the water to room temp and repeat. Once you have enough samples, taste the water to see if you notice any difference.
Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:14 AM
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:13 AM
Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:12 AM
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