Originally posted from: http://www.chopra.com/ccl/the-6-tastes-of-ayurveda
Most of us a familiar with four basic tastes—sweet, sour, salty, and bitter. But in Ayurveda, there are actually six tastes. Uncover what they are, which foods fall into each category, and how it all affects your doshas.
In Ayurveda, there are six tastes or Rasas: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent.