How to: discover if you're a super-taster

Mark Miodownik, presenter from Dara O Briain's Science Club on BBC Two, reveals how you can perform exciting experiments at home. Are you a super-taster? Test your tastebuds to find out...

Super-tasters experience the five basic tastes, especially bitter foods, with greater intensity. Work out if you are a super-taster by following Mark's simple step-by-step instructions.

Mark Miodownik One in four of us are super-tasters. Here is how you can test if you have a sensitive tongue...
Mark Miodownik Cover a cotton bud in blue food dye and paint the tip of your tongue
Mark Miodownik Then place a hole punch ring-reinforcer onto the dyed area of the tongue with tweezers