Things that temporarily damage your taste


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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Corona » Dec 22nd, '10, 21:57

iannon wrote:a whole bag of salt and vinegar potato chips..not that *I* would eat a whole bag...just sayin... :oops:


Mmm. I agree. They're delicious, and I totally confess to eating an entire bag, then trying to drink tea. Not the best, but they're so tasty!
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Glaudge » Dec 25th, '10, 20:03

Peacock wrote:Food in general. Thats why I don't eat and drink tea at the same time.


if youre not trying to make a precise taste analysis, tea goes very well with something sweet and rich, they kinda balance each other out, but the food does mask some of the more subtle tea flavors.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby ABx » Dec 26th, '10, 02:02

I would say that anything with a simple and very strong flavor, such as sugar, candy, chips (crisps for the Brits), and so on; especially if your palate has become accustomed to such things.

I think that also covers a lot of what's already been specified :)
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby debunix » Dec 26th, '10, 12:04

IPT wrote:Chocolate really messes up my taste when it comes to Shupu!


A nice fruity dark chocolate really goes well with delicate fruity white teas (bai mu dan!), and floral sweet and spicy oolongs, though.

Another reason to miss it.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Proinsias » Dec 26th, '10, 13:11

Whisky, wine, blue cheese, cigar and pipe last night seemed to dull my taste buds a little. Strange.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Chip » Dec 26th, '10, 13:18

Proinsias wrote:Whisky, wine, blue cheese, cigar and pipe last night seemed to dull my taste buds a little. Strange.

:lol:
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Glaudge » Dec 26th, '10, 22:17

very strange indeed! one would certainly've thought that a cigar would certainlly be healthy on the taste buds ! :P
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby mosshorn » Dec 27th, '10, 15:32

Proinsias wrote:Whisky, wine, blue cheese, cigar and pipe last night seemed to dull my taste buds a little. Strange.


uhhh....you might want to steep double the normal time to taste tea after that. Maybe triple, like a teashot :mrgreen:
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Alucard » Jan 9th, '11, 14:21

Celery, plain. Even though it's supposedly 90% water it does leave a lingering flavor in the taste buds. Go ahead, try it.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Nerys54 » Jan 18th, '14, 12:23

Medicines pills affect taste I find.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jan 18th, '14, 15:10

wyardley wrote:I find that pungent spices like garlic, onion, chives can really bring out certain unpleasant characteristics (excessive astringency) and dampen more pleasant ones. Especially with greener oolongs, I find that these flavors make it harder for me to taste tea properly for quite a few hours.

Rich T mentioned once that a tea seller told him that banana makes teas taste better than they actually are.


The same is true for me...garlic, onion, chives, etc. It does seem to take hours for my mouth chemistry to reset. Banana is curious because when I first saw this thread I also thought how, for me, bananas seem to alter my taste unpleasantly for a short time and linger.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby wyardley » Jan 18th, '14, 15:13

Tongue scraper can help sometimes with the more pungent flavors.

Sometimes a really astringent or bitter tea can also make it hard for me to taste other teas for a while, without being especially sensitive to those flavors / sensations.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby hopeofdawn » Jan 20th, '14, 12:08

Grapefruit! I learned the hard way--do not drink tea right after eating grapefruit. :cry:
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby Risdt » May 12th, '14, 06:45

Belgian cuisine is quite heavy on cream, milk, cheese,chocolate, cabbage, onions, and salted/smoked meats, not for the delicate tastebuds. Especially milk products(especially cheese) and chocolate seem to dull my tastebuds. I frequently use a tongue scraper and it does improve my taste sensivity.
Though I still prefer strong, powerful flavours and can't really enjoy weak brewed, subtle teas.
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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

Postby yalokinh » May 12th, '14, 14:22

I thought citrus fruits were bad, and then I tried eating something after a green apple, OY!
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