Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

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Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Doc Dan » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:51 pm

Have you ever noticed that coffee and tea have more flavor and taste better out of some cups than others? I used to think it was my imagination, but I did a side by side comparison with some Hull Ovenproof mugs I got from my grandparents and several modern mugs. The Hull made the coffee taste noticeably better.

I do not know if it is the shape of the cup that matters or what, but in my experience it is true that some cups just make things taste better.

What do you all think?
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Mushroom » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:16 am

I've never tasted tea better than the tea I drink from my Spyderoco mugs! ;)
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby ChrisinHove » Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:59 am

Just the same as whisky and wine! I even saw one TV experiment where they “proved” croissants tasted better out of a paper bag than on a plate!

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Doc Dan » Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:23 am

I wonder if it is the way the air moves in certain designs, or something?

Even a fried bologna and cheese sandwich is better out of a paper bag.
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby OldHoosier62 » Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:32 am

A wide mouth mug allows the olfactory senses to be involved with the consumption of your hot beverage. Stimulating both the senses of taste and smell. It enhances the experience.

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby RustyIron » Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:20 am

Doc Dan wrote:
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What do you all think?
Different styles of beer, wine, and bourbon are best if served in an appropriate glass, so it stands to reason that there would be similar effects with coffee.

I'm a little particular about my coffee. There is no doubt that an open-top cup with a lot of surface area provides a more complete olfactory experience than a commuter-style mug.

There's also the psychological aspect. Coffee out of a boring coffee mug is great. But if it's out of a mug that I received for participating in some event from years past, then the coffee is just a little nicer.

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Bloke » Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:31 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
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I wonder if it is the way the air moves
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:07 am

Bloke wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:23 am
I wonder if it is the way the air moves
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:14 am

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby George Hensman » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:38 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:51 pm
Have you ever noticed that coffee and tea have more flavor and taste better out of some cups than others? I used to think it was my imagination, but I did a side by side comparison with some Hull Ovenproof mugs I got from my grandparents and several modern mugs. The Hull made the coffee taste noticeably better.

I do not know if it is the shape of the cup that matters or what, but in my experience it is true that some cups just make things taste better.

What do you all think?
It's really interesting opinion, I'll try and share my thoughts here :)
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Ankerson » Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:45 pm

I do think certain materials can have an effect on how things taste.

Ceramic mugs or cups as an example, or China cups depending on what is actually used to make the China. Some older ceramics and China had lead in it.

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby RustyIron » Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:30 pm

Ankerson wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:45 pm
Ceramic mugs or cups as an example, or China cups depending on what is actually used to make the China. Some older ceramics and China had lead in it.
Most orange-red ceramics from the first half of the 20th century were colored with uranium oxide and were quite radioactive. I'm not saying it did or did not pose a health hazard, but you could pour your coffee first thing in the morning and it would still be hot at quitting time.
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Mad Mac » Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:50 pm

All those casseroles I ate back in the '50s served on my Grandma's Fiestaware.
That explains a lot.
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Mar 11, 2021 8:27 am

Mad Mac wrote:
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:50 pm
All those casseroles I ate back in the '50s served on my Grandma's Fiestaware.
That explains a lot.
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby archangel » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:43 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 5:23 am
I wonder if it is the way the air moves in certain designs, or something?

Even a fried bologna and cheese sandwich is better out of a paper bag.

Let's try coffee out of a paper bag!

Or tea!

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby archangel » Fri Mar 12, 2021 7:44 am

Bloke wrote:
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:31 pm
Doc Dan wrote:
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:37 am

Paper or styrofoam cups just don't do anything for me.
How does Starbucks get away with charging exorbitant prices for coffee in a paper cup?
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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby OldHoosier62 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:14 am

As I pointed out above....I drink both my coffee and tea from heavy, wide-mouthed china/ceramic cups. I have found through the years that it enhances the enjoyment quite a bit over paper/Styrofoam/etc...

My only exception is my RTIC stainless travel mug when I am in a vehicle. It's spill proof.

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Re: Coffee and Tea taste better out of certain mugs

Postby OldHoosier62 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:16 am

Mad Mac wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:37 am
Paper or styrofoam cups just don't do anything for me.
How does Starbucks get away with charging exorbitant prices for coffee in a paper cup?
Better question, how do they get away calling that swill coffee..... 🤢🤮


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