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1. taste perception  (noun) 
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"



  More Specific:
relish / flavor / flavour / sapidity / savor / savour / smack / tang - the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
sweet / sweetness / sugariness - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
sour / sourness / tartness - the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
bitter / bitterness - the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
salt / saltiness / salinity - the taste experience when salt is taken into the mouth
astringency / astringence - a sharp astringent taste
finish - (wine tasting) the taste of a wine on the back of the tongue (as it is swallowed)


  More Generic:
    sensation     sense experience     sense impression     sense datum


 

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