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How to slightly modify the taste and quality of your tap water?

Even though tap water in Belgium is totally safe, its taste is not always great! A stuck of wood can solve that problem: removing unpleasant taste and improving the quality of your tap water. Magic?! As much as it may seem, there are rational explanations for how it works. So let’s take a closer look!

How does activated carbon work ?

Actually, the charcoal is not born activated. It becomes activated after undergoing a preparation process and various operations that make it porous. It is this porous structure that makes it so unique and special. Thanks to its pores, the activated carbon is capable of capturing some elements present in your water.

What are the benefits of activated carbon ?

Activated carbon is a very good filter, absorbing all impurities from the water, heavy metals and chemical residues, such as limescale, improving the taste and removing the occasional odor. In addition to this, it releases trace elements and minerals such as magnesium and calcium that regulate and cleanse the body. It also balances the PH of the water.

Not to mention the environmental impact. When more than 90 billion of plastic water bottles are sold worldwide every year, and tap water is not to everyone’s taste, activated carbon becomes an ideal solution !

Japanese Binchotan from Kishu

Binchotan is a Japanese activated carbon from Wakayama Prefecture. It is a great, natural and effective solution for purifying water. Handcrafted from Ubame oak wood, its manufacture requires a real know-how that is passed from generation to generation. The wood is cut, then dried for several weeks before being charred in a “Bincho” oven. After 2 days of cooking, the charcoal is extracted and cooled in a mixture of ash, earth and sand.

How to use Binchotan ?

Binchotan activated carbon is very easy to use:

  • Before the first use, put your charcoal stick in boiling water for 10 mins.
  • Let it dry for 2 mins.
  • Put it in your Tuli water bottle or carafe for 4 to 8 hours.
  • Enjoy your purified and softened water !

The Binchotan has a shelf life of approximately 6 months, and we advise you to boil it every 1 or 2 months to maximize its life span.

When grey stains appear on your charcoal, it is time to recycle it as fertilizer or compost!

Watch our video on how to use your activated carbon !