Meaning of “taste” - Learner’s Dictionary

taste

verb uk us /teɪst/
taste funny/nice/sweet, etc

B1 If food tastes a particular way, it has that flavour:

This sauce tastes strange.
It tastes of chocolate.
can taste sth

to be able to experience a particular flavour in a food:

You can really taste the garlic in it.

B1 [ T ] to put food or drink in your mouth to find out what its flavour is like:

I always taste food while I'm cooking it.

(Definition of “taste verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)