Things that temporarily damage your taste

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Things that temporarily damage your taste

by mosshorn » Dec 16th 10 8:35 pm

Well these past few weeks for me have been horrible tea-wise since I've had a sinus infection. It takes away a lot of my tasting abilities, but does anyone else have annoying things that hurt their tea-sensing abilities? I have two more that just happened too:

scratched up the roof of my mouth with crusty bread
burnt tongue

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by beecrofter » Dec 16th 10 9:17 pm

Chemotherapy really screws it up.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by JRS22 » Dec 16th 10 11:33 pm

On a less serious note - eating grapefruit, even with honey.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by Cael » Dec 16th 10 11:59 pm

Brushing your teeth.
I also hate it when you burn your tongue and it ruins your sense of taste.
Throwing up temporarily messes up your sense of taste.
So does being sick with a stuffed nose.

That is a preliminary list for the things that pop off the top of my head.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by auhckw » Dec 17th 10 12:18 am

Wasabi
Spicy Food
Minty Food

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by nickE » Dec 17th 10 12:54 am

Coffee tends to stay on my breath for hours after I drink it. :shock:

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by iannon » Dec 17th 10 1:19 am

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

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by IPT » Dec 17th 10 1:44 am

Chocolate really messes up my taste when it comes to Shupu! I guess it's a good thing I can't get chocolate here.

NO, WAIT! That's not right.

:cry: I miss chocolate! :cry:

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by wyardley » Dec 17th 10 2:22 am

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.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by David R. » Dec 19th 10 10:24 am

I stopped smoking some time ago. Though it happens on rare occasions that I smoke one cigarette. It is then useless for me to try to drink some tea. I feel nothing.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by Alex » Dec 19th 10 2:18 pm

spicy food. I love really hot chilli sauce.......its a sickness.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by Fredrik » Dec 20th 10 12:41 am

Having a cold
Stress

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by SlientSipper » Dec 20th 10 4:23 am

Being Drunk doesn't really help I noticed.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by TokyoB » Dec 20th 10 2:26 pm

Pineapple and kiwi fruit.

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Re: Things that temporarily damage your taste

by Peacock » Dec 20th 10 7:56 pm

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