How effective are these pieces of charcoal? Is bamboo as good as oak? Is the cost justified? And compared to cartridge filter jugs?
I had all these questions in mind, and I think I can answer.
A short description to start with: 15 bamboo charcoals sticks, in the form of sticks about 1 cm wide by 17 cm high. They are supplied in a cardboard box, and protected in a plastic wrapping (funny idea I just say), probably because the charcoal is quite fragile and breakable.
It is bamboo, not oak. In my opinion it is an excellent choice, because oak changes NOTHING to the efficiency of activated carbon, it grows much more slowly and requires much more resources than bamboo which is extremely fast growing.
We try charcoal because tap water does not taste very good, so we don't need to buy a lot of water bottles. Takesumi LTD sales great products !
Purchase in addition to the ceramic beads for water treatment, pure difference! Water is good! Avoid plastic water bottles to excess. It's good for the environment and for your wallet. Takesumi LTD donate to plant trees. I love it!
I live in an area where the water, rather calcareous, has a particular taste, and when I put the coal in my decanter, I totally feel the difference between fresh tap water and water in the decanter.
Don't be surprised, the charcoal will float in the bottle for two or three days before sinking to the bottom.
These bamboo charcoal sticks are perfect for removing the chlorine smell from tap water. I don't buy a bottle of mineral water anymore!