Don’t drink the water is one of the first things people say to you when you come to China. At home people will boil their drinking water first, then drink it hot or warm, rather than cold. Otherwise they will have water coolers like these 18.9 litre bottle ones we have in the office.
This brand is called Yili 益力 which roughly translates to “benefits and strength”. It is one of the most popular brands, as it come from Danone which is a respected a trusted foreign brand, which owns Volvic and Evian. However, the water in these is just purified water, so its clean and healthy, but doesn’t taste as good as pure spring water.
(Blog posted by Ray on January 9, 2013. You can see the original article by following this link to rayallychina.com)