Here are some tips for tasting olive oils.
- Pour a small amount of olive oil in a cup, cover it with one hand, and warm it up in the palm of your other hand to help release the oil’s aromas and flavors.
- Sip and let the oil coat your mouth and tongue. Let it linger a few seconds on your palate.
- Pay attention to the “finish” which is the lasting essence of oil in your mouth and throat. It may be buttery, fruity, peppery, or bitter.