Everyone knows how important it is to drink plenty of water every day. Drinking lots of water is good for our skin, our internal organs and our general well-being. But does that mean we always have to be satisfied with boring old tap water? No! Thankfully, another option is available in the form of infused water. Or to put it another way: water with flavour.
Infused water is an ingenious way to derive added benefits from drinking water. It helps many people increase the water balance in their bodies while also enjoying drinking water. And on top of that, it’s a healthy option as fruit, herbs, vegetables & co. release valuable nutrients into the water – such as minerals, vitamins and antioxidants – and these make their way into the body as a result.
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Here’s the general rule: you can choose almost any ingredients to pep up the flavour of water. But the important thing to remember is that unlike tea, the flavour of these ingredients mustn’t be drawn out by heat. With that in mind, try to make sure you choose fruit and vegetables that mix well with water.
Whatever kind of infused water you’re making, the basis should always be tap water (you can also use filtered water if you need to or just prefer it) or mineral water, at as cold a temperature as possible. Take this as a rule of thumb: to make infused water, mix a litre of water with your choice of ingredients and let the mixture steep for a few hours. How about a “ménage-à-trois” with cucumber, mint and chilli? You’ll find recipe along with other refreshing ideas here.
Infused water is the perfect taste experience. And when served in the right water carafe, it’s also a treat for the eyes – after all, a carafe is probably the most elegant way to serve cold drinks. No matter what the occasion is, carafes are a truly eye-catching addition to any laid table. Whether you go for the colourful option or keep it simple and elegant, EMSA offers a large selection of different carafes complete with integrated cooling station to make sure delicious water is still refreshingly cool, even on hot days.
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