Every story has a beginning, middle and end. Taste is the same way. There is an initial taste when you take your first bite or sip. There is middle where you really taste it. And then there is the finish. You don’t notice this unless something is off. Or really interesting. Most food has the same flavors across all three parts. I tried a lime mint soda and the initial sip and the middle were fine, but there was absolutely no finish. The flavor just completely dropped away. That ruins the experience. We expect an arc with three parts. It is disappointing when one is missing.