A tea blog on how to use your tongue.
I wasn't expecting to be contacted and asked to present a talk for the Tea Guild of Canada but I wasn't about to pass the opportunity by. The only question was, "What do I present"? I decided on a past tea podcast series I had made entitled "The 5 Tastes of Tea" where I investigated the causes, the chemistry, behind the tastes. You can listen to each individual podcast on Bitter, Umami, Sweet, Salt, and Sour by following the links for a more in-depth discussion.
Feel free to follow along with the slideshow, the very same presentation I gave to the Guild, and I apologize in advance for any hiccups or skewed information. I'm in no way a Food Scientist or Biologist or Chemist and so if any information needs to be updated please send me an email and let me know.
Bitter - Kamairicha
Umami - Gyokuro Konacha
Sweet - Genmaicha
Salt - Sakura + Genmaicha
Sour - Goishicha