. . . or subjective sensation. Without knowing that, I have no opinion on the OP's precise question.
To deflect, I would voice the opinion that water and other beverages taste best from glass containers.
Therefore, I have two suggestions for the sensitive tongued paddler. First, you could use a glass quart screw-top Rheingold beer bottle. This gives you the option of leaving the beer in it and completely getting rid of that unpalatable drinking water.
Second, you could get one of these:
Recreational Kayak Paddle
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