No, it’s Supertaster! A man — or woman — with up to 100% more taste buds on his or her tongue than a typical mortal!
There is such a thing. In fact there are lots of them…living among us, existing in a flavor universe that’s up to twice as intense as our own. It’s thought that up to 35% of women and 15% of men are so-called “supertasters”, their super power being their ability to perceive flavors — especially those in the bitter family — at a much higher level of intensity than the rest of us.
The obvious question is: is that necessarily an advantage when it comes to enjoying food? Perhaps, though it might just as easily be a disadvantage. If you were by disposition rather picky, your experience of unpleasant flavors would only be intensified. Would it set you up for a career as a professional taster? Not necessarily, for while you might pick up flavor notes that other people might miss, those flavors would be irrelevant to 75% of the people you were supposedly tasting for.
It’s an interesting thing to thing to ponder. Take the test to find out if you’re a supertaster here. I just did it, and I’m not one. What exactly the implications are, I have no idea.