Preparing your senses to fully experience METAXA is as important as the way you serve it. Spoiling your taste with some foods or your smell with strong experiences before drinking can influence and change your perception.
Avoid having coffee, chewing gum or a mint candy for two hours before the tasting of METAXA. Dishes with garlic, raw onions or strong spices can also change your taste - avoid them if you want to discover the full taste of METAXA. It’s good to wait about 15 minutes after the meal and rinse your mouth with room-temperature water before sipping METAXA neat.