TableĀ 4

Taste and quality mean rankings (SE) and extreme scores on three sets of variant descriptors

A. Inferred qualityRichPremiumPremierDistinctRefined
A1. Taste3.63 (0.08)3.35 (0.08)3.00 (0.07)2.88 (0.08)2.15 (0.09)
Rank strongest/weakest (all equal 20%)34/323/69/99/164/47
A2. Quality3.03 (0.06)3.54 (0.09)3.14 (0.08)2.74 (0.07)2.56 (0.08)
Rank highest/lowest (all equal 36%)9/831/416/94/184/26
B. Style descriptorsVirginiaAmerican blendOriental blendStandard
B1. Taste3.41 (0.10)3.21 (0.08)2.74 (0.10)2.64 (0.09)
Rank strongest/weakest (all equal 26%)34/1318/814/279/27
B2. Quality3.16 (0.09)3.13 (0.08)2.83 (0.09)2.89 (0.09)
Ranked highest/lowest (all equal 38%)19/1117/1113/2113/19
C. Blend typesBlend 001Blend 002Blend 012Blend 333Blend 879
C1. Taste2.34 (0.10)2.91 (0.04)2.99 (0.05)3.14 (0.06)3.94 (0.33)
Ranked strongest/weakest (%)7/401/54/510/337/6
All blend descriptors rated the same on taste by 40%
C2. Quality2.81 (0.10)2.94 (0.03)3.01(0.06)3.09 (0.06)3.15 (0.09)
Ranked highest/lowest (%)14/231/46/69/519/11
All blend descriptors rated the same on quality by 51%