A tea-like drink enjoyed by the gauchos of Argentina. Maté is an infusion of Ilex paraguariensis, a South American species of holly. It is drunk through a straw from a gourd-shaped drinking vessel.
An undesirable trait, which imparts a metallic taste.
An undesirable trait characterised by a moldy taste and odour resulting from improper storage. Tea exposed to moisture.
A term which refers to the appearance of the tea - dull, opaque, brown.
Describes a characteristic reminiscent of grapes. Also describes an exceptional characteristic found in liquor of the finest second flush Darjeeling.
Mushy describes a soft, thick, uninteresting liquor.
Musty; Frusty (Fusty)
A tea liquor in which there is suspicion of mold.