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- Taste is the sensations we experience through the nerve endings on different parts of our tongue.
- There are four basic Tastes, sour (acid), sweet, salt and bitter.
- Sweetness is experienced on the middle of the tongue. Salt the tip, sour the sides and bitter at the back of the tongue.
- Taste should not be confused with flavour.
- Neither should the drying sensation of tannins be confused with bitterness, even though tannins can contribute to the bitter taste of wine.
- Tactile sensations experienced in the mouth, while an important part of the oral sensual experience, are not part of the taste experience.