According to science, water has no taste. According to most people, water does have a taste. Well water has the taste and sometimes smell of the minerals in the ground around the spring it originates from. And Tap water has many chemicals including chlorine which can very easily be tasted by most.
Depends on the water, to me tap water has no taste, purified water does. Also, depending on were people live, the water tastes different. In michigan, the water tastes horrible to me. I guess it depends on the person