You may have noticed that many of the wellness cognoscenti have swapped their post-yoga coconut water for birch water. But what exactly is birch water? In simple terms, it is pure sap from birch trees. And while it may still be somewhat new to the UK, there is nothing new about birch water. We wanted to know more about this health elixir so we turned to Charlie, our TÅPPED supplier and yogi at PYC, to tell us more about birch water and what makes is so unique.
In Scandinavia and the Nordics tapping trees is a centuries-old springtime ritual, with people enjoying the vitamin and mineral rich birch sap as a cleansing and rejuvenating post winter tonic. Sourced predominantly from the forests of Finland, where TÅPPED works with local farmers and foresters, TÅPPED is the UK’s only birch water to be made with this high-quality Nordic birch sap.
What does this health elixir contain?
Birch water is naturally low in calories with only 4kcals per 100ml. A 250ml carton of TÅPPED’s Pure Organic Birch Water contains a mere 10 calories from naturally occurring fruit sugar. It also contains a long list of vitamins and minerals, including manganese, xylitol, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, natrium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, iron, natural fructose, glutamine, amino acids.
Why should you drink this superwater?
Based on our research, some of the stand out reasons include: it removes unwanted chemicals from the body 10 times faster than water, it hydrates faster than water and it has four times less sugar than coconut water. Some studies also suggest that it helps to eliminate cellulite and prevent cavities. While all of these claims have not yet been scientifically proven, our own PYC tests confirm that it tastes great!
We offer TÅPPED in three distinct flavours: Apple & Root Ginger, Original and Bilberry & Lingonberry.