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Archive for June, 2013

The Aesthetic Quality of Water

Posted by Rayne Water

Drinking water systems  are a much better choice for all households because they are better for the environment and will reduce chemicals, contaminants, or other potential organisms that could be the culprits for bad smells or tastes in your tap water.
June 24 is Celebrate the Senses Day – so plan a big meal and drinks for your family and loved ones. Food and drink is one of the most appealing and important jobs for the senses. We can determine if we want to eat or drink something often times through the smell or taste of it. Using tap water that smells or tastes poor can often ruin it. But bottled water is expensive and not an eco-friendly option. It would be inefficient to rely on plastic water bottles for cooking and drinking all of the time. Likewise, recycling plastic bottles has become a major concern in this country. In fact, when it came to disposable bottles just a few years ago, 2,480,000 tons of plastic bottles and jars were thrown away in one year. About 80% is not recycled, leaving landfills full of plastic waste that doesn’t break down. 60 billion single-use drink containers were purchased in 2006, and 3 out of 4 were thrown out directly after use.
The best solution is a drinking water system which will effectively reduce harmful contaminants which could be causing the smell or taste in your tap water. It will provide better tasting water that is safe to consume and your food and drinks will instantly taste better too. Your senses will actually enjoy drinking more water! One of our features on our most advanced drinking water filter is our taste controls where the user can actually choose the amount mineral content for Spring Water, Drinking Water, or Purified Water flavors. Eliminating certain factors from your drinking water will give you an instant improvement and remove all embarrassment that you may have when your guests drink your water. Make the eco-friendly and efficient decision to invest in a drinking water system that reduces water waste and is good for the environment. Stop settling for drinking water that you cannot stand to drink.

Celebrate National Iced Tea Month

Posted by Rayne Water

Studies also indicate stronger bones and healthier teeth and gums.  It’s a win-win situation!  But…you must have the key ingredient!
There are thousands of tea recipes out there, however one thing remains constant.  Water!  H2O is a primary ingredient, so be selective.  Tap water often leaves an undesirable taste, which affects the overall deliciousness of your tea.  Therefore, you only want to use the best!  Did you know that drinking water systems provide fresh, clean tasting water?  It’s true!  And, they improve the overall taste of your tea!
After securing the tastiest drinking water, it’s time to research healthy teas.  We did some of the work for you!  Here are two of our favorite recipes from Eating Well’s website!

Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea
1/4 cup loose hibiscus tea, or 12 herbal tea bags that contain hibiscus
4 cups boiling water
1 cup pomegranate juice or nectar
4 cups cold water
Lemon wedges, for garnish
Steep loose tea or tea bags in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes.  Strain the tea or remove tea bags and pour into a large pitcher.  Stir in pomegranate juice or nectar and cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with lemon wedges, if desired.

Iced Mint Green Tea
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
3 green tea bags
2 tablespoons honey
4 cups boiling water
4 stalks lemongrass, for garnish

Combine mint leaves, tea bags, honey and boiling water.  Let steep for 5 minutes; remove tea bags. Refrigerate until chilled.  Divide among 4 large ice-filled glasses.  Garnish with a stalk of lemongrass.
Take time to enjoy the summer and celebrate National Iced Tea Month in June.  We hope you enjoy the refreshing recipes.