Coffee / Tea Tasting Terms
The term "aftertaste" is used to describe coffee, tea, wine and more. Learn what this term means and how it is used to describe drinks and foods.
The brightness or sourness of a food or beverage. Learn more about how acidity relates to coffee and tea.
Aroma (Coffee / Tea)
Get the definition for the coffee and tea terms "aroma."
Astringency (Coffee / Tea)
Learn about astringency and its role in tasting tea and cupping coffee.
Although it is often associated with wine tasting, the term "bouquet" is also used in tea tasting and coffee tasting. Learn more about the use, misuse and potential uses of this tasting term.
Cupping (Coffee / Tea)
'Cupping' is a common industry term in the coffee and tea worlds.
Mouthfeel is the physical sensation a food or drink creates in the mouth. Learn more about the mouthfeels of coffee and tea.
Terroir has to do with the impact of growing location and plant material on the final flavor of a given food or beverage. Learn more about terroir, coffee and tea.
What is a Self Drinker?
In tasting black teas, you will sometimes hear the term "self drinker" thrown around. Learn more.
What is Tea Patience?
A reader asks about the tea tasting term "tea patience."