Can you tell bottled water from tap?

Can you tell bottled water from tap?

SINGAPORE - Water is the source of life.

After all, 70 per cent of our body is made up of water.

The clear liquid is often taken for granted. It used to be just what came out of the tap.

There is of course a variety of bottled water available these days. Many people prefer these to plain old tap water.

But is there a difference? For example, does packaging and the idea of mountain spring water from overseas play a bigger part in our choices?

The New Paper on Sunday decided to take a blind taste test of various bottled water on the market -and included a glass of HDB tap water - to see if our panel could tell the difference between them.

All the drinks were served in the same type of cup, unlabelled and at room temperature to let the flavour - if any - flow.

Panel: Yeoh Wee Teck, Hedy Khoo, Benita Aw Yeong and Jonathan Roberts

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