Updated: May 7, 2021
Does all water taste the same? The short answer is, no. Many factors go into how water tastes, including its source, mineral content, purity, and more. So, if you've always thought water tasted the same until you had Lavendus Traditional Alkaline Ozone Water, welcome to the club .
PREMIUM BY NATURE
Completely isolated from the cities and pollution of the world, Lavendus offers purity in its ultimate form. Located 70 kms out of Brits and in between Thabazimbi in the middle of nowhere lies the Ramaponyane Hills Resort surrounded by glorious mountains and the nearby Crocodile River.
Neighboring Farms produce some of the best fresh produce known to South African consumers a 100m deep well source provides one of the best tasting waters around that was hidden for almost a century amongst one of the purest environments on Earth. Originating deep below from rain and irrigated vegetation the water slowly filters through 100m of porous, rock and sand, re-emerging at the surface as refreshingly crisp, naturally alkaline water.
This pristine environment and unique process give Lavendus water a sweet tasting profile for its distinctive taste and terroir. This taste and terroir are determined by its mineral composition, alkalinity, contamination level, and age.
The secret to great-tasting water is its mineral composition, or total dissolved solids (TDS). Many naturally alkaline waters have a very high TDS, which unfortunately makes the water heavy and hard to drink regularly.
Lavendus Water is so unique because its TDS level of 174 mg/L make it drinkable with a light, sweet taste, that is rich in essential minerals like Calcium, Potassium, Magnesium, and Sodium which combined with Ozone Treatment specifically gives Lavendus its famous smooth finish.
A water's orientation, or alkalinity, comes from its pH. The pH, or potential hydrogen, measures the level of acidity or alkalinity (remember high school chemistry?). With a naturally occurring pH of 7.6-8.2, Lavendus Traditional water lacks any sour or acidic taste that lower pH waters offer. This unique, naturally alkaline pH is what gives Lavendus water its very slight "hint of sweet" aftertaste that loyal customers praise it for.
A water's contamination level, or virginality, indicates how protected water is from its surroundings. This is determined by the water's level of nitrate. Nitrate is easily carried through soil by water, and this contamination may come from fertilizer, animal waste products, decaying plant matter, septic tanks, etc; this is what you don't want in your drinking water. Lavendus's water formed through natural filtration process keeps these harmful contaminants away, giving it a superior rating in virginality with a nitrate level of only 0.1 mg/L.
Vintage indicates the age of the water before it's sourced. Lavendus is a young water. It's constantly flowing and takes less than a week days to arrive from where it originates. Very young waters like Lavendus don't have much time to absorb as many minerals, nor contaminants as mentioned above, resulting in pure water with a light, sweet, smooth and clean taste.