What is Birch Water?

For the last week we've been posting on our social media channels about birch water; how it's made, and why it's awesome. Here is a roundup of some of the reasons why Säpp should be your new go-to for hydration:


Birch water is pure sap from birch trees. It's known as "birch water" because of its clear appearance and easy-to-drink nature, just like water (but better!), and we never dilute with added water.


Birch trees are one of life’s natural filters.  They spend the entire year absorbing rich and diverse minerals from the soil they grow upon. During a few weeks in the springtime, birch trees are tapped to yield a refreshing drink.


The diagram above shows how we extract Säpp from nutrient and mineral saturated birch trees in early spring.


At Säpp we're all about simplicity and sustainability. We work with local farmers to ensure delivery of the most authentic, organic birch water.


Our sourcing practices are designed to support the ecosystem in which our trees exist. A mature birch tree can produce up to 25 gallons of sap per season, but we only take a small portion of that so our trees have a chance to rest.


We avoid using the same trees two seasons in a row, so they can continue to grow and thrive in their environment and never get tapped out (pun intended).


Traditionally known for its low sugar content, minerals, antioxidants, and detoxifying benefits, birch water is considered a source of detox in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. 


Rich in minerals, particularly manganese: one bottle contains five times the amount in a cup of kale.


The taste of birch water is pure, awakening, and refreshing. It's lightly sweet with a woody accent.