Raji
2

AARUSUVAI -- in tamil (South Indian language) we call it "6 tastes".

The Six Tastes Defined:

  • Astringent.
  • Bitter.
  • Pungent.
  • Sour.
  • Salty.
  • Sweet.


This details the 6-tastes with examples, recipes, etc. --> http://www.arusuvai.com/health/what-arusuvai

Vivekanand Vellanki
1

According to the Wikipedia article, there are 5 taste sensations - sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and savoriness. savoriness is now recognised by many as the 5th taste sensation.


The Wikipedia article has lots of good information. Definitely worth a read.


Sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taste