#EngVocab: Words to describe specific tastes and flavors

Have you ever wanted to describe the taste of the food or drink that you’re having but you just couldn’t find the right word, fellas? Well, today I have collected some adjectives to describe tastes that are more specific than sweet, sour, salty, or bitter.

Astringent: sour or bitter with dry and chalky sensation, making your mouth pucker, e.g. the taste of an unripe banana and tea.

Bittersweet: tasting bitter and sweet at the same time.

Brackish: (especially of water) slightly salty and unpleasant. Brackish water is not pure and probably contains some salt.

Fiery: producing a burning sensation, such as the taste of curries.

Syrupy: thick, sweet, and sticky like the taste of undiluted syrup.

Watery: weak or pale; overly diluted, e.g., watery milk.

Tangy: pleasantly sharp such as the flavor of lemon juice.

Pungent: having a sharp rather unpleasant flavor like chili pepper or garlic.

There you go, fellas. Do you have more words to add to the list? Don’t hesitate to drop a comment!

Compiled and written by @Fafafin for @EnglishTips4U on September 29, 2016.

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