Geeking out on Tasting Oysters…
We admit – we are biased towards Lynnhaven Oysters but what we have learned over the years of growing, is that there is a tremendous taste variance between harvests.
Merrior is the marine equivalent of the term Terrior which is used to describe a wine’s flavor-connection to the land. Similarly, the water in which oysters are grown gives oysters their unique physical and flavorful character and this varies based on changing environmental factors.
From the water temperature to the algae, plankton and other food particles oysters extract as filter feeders, all contribute to texture and taste. Through oyster tasting, one can connect to these nuances and better appreciate their local merrior.