The Daily Meal Tap Water Taste Test from The Daily Meal Tap Water Taste Test (slideshow)

The Daily Meal Tap Water Taste Test (slideshow)

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The Daily Meal Tap Water Taste Test

We procured 10 samples of tap water around the country, mailing large-sized glass Ball jars as the vessels (glass was used to avoid that weird, vaguely carcinogenic-tasting yuck that can seep into water from plastic containers). We requested that the jars be filled by submersion in a clean vat of water straight from the faucet, so that there were no air bubbles that might disrupt the flavor. To create a fair study, we took the New York tap water (from our studio kitchen) and set it aside with our collection, so that the New York water was no fresher than the rest.