We started looking for alternatives to plastic water bottles. My wife and daughter drank water out of glass mason jars. I didn’t like them. We tried metal bottles. I thought they tasted like metal. Yuck. We bought glass bottles filled with green tea and other things, but I became frustrated because I discovered that the lined, plastic bottle caps started to smell raunchy, even if I boiled them and washed them. Perhaps my nose and palate were too delicate, but I abhorred the bacteria laden smell of old water bottles. The bottle caps seemed to be an insurmountable problem.