The objective of this study was to investigate the effect beverages have on subsequently perceived basic tastes. Two types of milk, Cola and water were used to rinse the mouth prior to conducting a Time Intensity study with basic taste solutions. From this some effects of the prior beverage onto the TI parameters was found. Especially Cola showed an effect on the intensity of the subsequently tasted sweet taste, and whole milk showed a stronger effect than skim milk. The effects showed both in size and timing of the basic taste intensities.