Eli5: Why water taste bland?

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Eli5: Why water taste bland?

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Because H2O doesn’t bind to the flavor receptors on our tongues and there is generally little to no dissolved compounds in water that do bind to those receptors. So even if potable water does have some flavor due to dissolved compounds, say from a tap or a mineral water from a bottle, it is still going to taste quite plain.

Not all water equal.

Some water has vitamins/minerals dissolved. Called dissolved solid.

Sometimes change flavor. Feel more fresh. Better for you.

pH variation also.

Sometimes not notice. But some water better.

Water has no taste. If you taste anything in your water, it’s stuff other than water. Minerals, chemicals used to treat tap water, etc.

If you were to drink pure distilled water, you wouldn’t taste anything.