the 5 tastes of tea - what is umami

What is Umami?

This week we explore the world of umami. What is umami? It is one of the five tastes and can best be described as savory, meaty, or broth like. Ever bite into a juicy hamburger? Perhaps a tomato? That richness you taste is umami and was brought to the forefront by Japan.

Certainly a seaweed broth will be rich in umami, but what about tea? Japanese teas such as gyokuro, sencha, and matcha all are said to taste of umami. You may be familiar with sweet tastes and bitter tastes, yet umami is something many still have to experience more to appreciate.

Tune into this weeks podcast to learn all about the fives tastes of tea and today's feature, umami.