There are five acknowledged tastes: sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and (slightly more controversially) umami. For awhile now, researchers have suggested the existence of a sixth taste: fat. Now, a new study has researchers saying they may have finally isolated it—and they’ve given it a name: oleogustus.
oleogustus in Chinese news media is usually written in English with a parenthetically explanation something along the lines of:
- is there an official translation yet?
Although I'm only expecting it to be something like 脂味.