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How has your palate evolved?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (32742points) February 17th, 2017

I’ve been drinking tea brewed with loose leaves for years, so if I have a cuppa from a traditional teabag, all I can taste is paper.


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cinnamonk's avatar

I used to take my morning coffee with milk, until I read that the hormones in milk are bad for your skin, so for the last few weeks I’ve been drinking coffee with nothing added. I now believe that this is the superior way to drink coffee.

Plus my skin looks better now too so win/win.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Salt. I can always tell when there is (IMO) too much salt in food. Others seem used to it, or don’t notice.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Yeah, salt. I’ve had to cut down on sodium, and it has become really obvious that lots of “tasty” food is merely salty.

I’m learning to make things like chicken soup delicious without using salt. For that I put plenty of celery and onion in the stock, and just the right amount of oregano.

CWOTUS's avatar

Well, I like yoghurt now (to an extent) which younger me never would have imagined. In fact, I make up and use about a quart and a half of tzatziki per week now. Love the stuff.

Oh, and hummus. I’ve always liked garbanzos / chick peas, but I never would have imagined that there’s a dish made from them – and it’s delicious, too.

I’m also craving some salt, for some unexplained reason.

flutherother's avatar

I too have switched from tea bags to brewing from loose leaves. It tastes much better and I use no milk or sugar. My palate hasn’t evolved much otherwise and I still enjoy a fish supper or a plate of mince and tatties though I no longer add salt.

jca's avatar

When I was younger, I didn’t prefer spices in my food. Now I love Indian food, things my mom used to make like stews with rosemary, thyme, etc., foods with ginger, all kinds of things.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown to love love love sourdough bread.

@Hawaii_Jake: My sister likes long leaf tea. She gets it from a company called Upton Tea Imports. There was an interesting article in the NY Times a few years ago about long leaf tea, and how we’re going to become more accustomed to it and what we think of now as tea will be thought of as “tea leaf dust.”

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I spent the first 48 years of my life adoring All Things Chocolate. There wasn’t enough chocolate in this world to keep me happy. I’d never met chocolate-anything that didn’t make me fall in love and want to get married.

I made a bet with myself – if only the Red Sox could win the World Series, I’d give up all chocolate forever. In 2004, they did, and so did I. I went cold turkey and didn’t look back. No more chocolate candy, cookies, cake, pie, beverages, etc.

After all these years, I no longer like the stuff. The few times I’ve accidently tasted chocolate, I’ve been disgusted. Yuck…spit it out!

It’s beyond me how Chocolate Fixation, after long abstinence, could evolve in Chocolate Revulsion. It happened, though.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@jca I am familiar with Upton Teas. I haven’t bought anything from them a many years, but it is a good purveyor.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I didn’t discover fried mushrooms until I was in my 20s.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I can’t eat pop tarts anymore. I love microwaved Brussel sprouts.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh and cauliflower and broccoli. Never had them until I was an adult.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 I can’t eat brussels sprouts or cabbage with my medication. Good to know.

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