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For thousands of years, it was considered that water had no definitive taste. In recent times with the availability of a wide range of bottled waters, people found that they had a preference for some brands of water over others and it comes down to personal taste. The taste of water is quite subtle compared to other food and beverage products. But as people in the last decade have become more aware of the need to keep hydrated and are now accustomed to drinking much more water on its own, they are more aware of the taste of different waters.
The taste of water may be altered in various ways. Water that is left standing in a vessel such as a water jug/ pitcher or coffee machine water reservoir gradually loses oxygen to the atmosphere – this can make the water taste stale. Additionally, over time, CO 2 dissolves in the water which reacts to form carbonic acid and lowers the pH of the water, which also affects the taste.