Don’t Drink The Water—Unless It’s Bottled

john  —  February 9, 2013


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