At work they have refilled the water cooler with plastic cups tinged a slight blue, rather than the clear cups we've normally had. This resulted in a strange sensation for me because as I started to drink from this blue beverage holder, I had the feeling that the water tasted, seemed, looked, a bit better than usual.

Of course, it wasn't, it is the same water as usual. I threw this out to the office, and they came back with, yeah, the blue tinge could make a difference. So I decided I'd also throw this out to the Yahoo! Answers community.

“Does the colour of a glass affect the perception of the drink within it?”

As usual the mix of answers is intriguing to say the least, and I think we've all learnt something today.