Tea Sensory

Tea Sensory

FlavorActiV is committed to promoting good sensory practices across the whole beverage industry. A team of expert taster trainers, supported by consultant beverage experts, are combining their years of insider experience with advanced human calibration tools, tailored sensory programmes and instruments to give unparalleled sensory support.

FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global tea flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in tea, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.

If you have any questions about tea sensory management, please contact tea@flavoractiv.com.

FlavorActiV GMP Flavour Reference Standards

FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The tea flavour standards were developed in FlavorActiV's dedicated pharmaceutical facility in the UK are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory & Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.

Each of the 10 flavours below has undergone evaluation by FlavorActiV's Sensory Systems team as well as the tea industry directly prior to inclusion within FlavorActiV's latest tea Flavour Library as important tea flavour reference standards.

Burnt Caramel
Caramel, Chocolate
3-Ethyl-2,5-Dimethylpyrazine
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DMDS
Rotten Vegetables
Dimethyl Disulphide
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Dry Hay
Straw, Hay
Nonanal
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Earthy
Dusty, Chalky
2-Ethyl Fenchol
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Freshly Cut Grass
Leafy, Hedge Cuttings, Green Leaves
Cis-3-Hexanol
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Medicinal
Medical, Hospital-like, Antiseptic
2-Methyl Phenol
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Metallic
Metal, Iron, rust, Blook-like
Ferrous Sulphate
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Musty
Cork, Dampness
2,4,6 Trichloroanisole
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Yeasty
Generic Yeast-like
Yeast Extract
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Woody
Pencil, Wood Shavings
1,4 Cineole
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Tea Sensory Plan

1 › Train
Train using FlavorActiV's GMP Tea Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.
2 › Calibrate
Receive regular tea proficiency kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.
3 › Maintain
FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.
4 › Improve
Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.