Guṇa गुण means “quality”
When you drink an infusion, the first thing you perceive is taste.
Moreover, when you have it in your mouth, you can appreciate the quality, called “Guṇa” in Sanskrit.
It may be light or heavy; unctuous or dry; mild or penetrating.
Here is the list of infusions and their qualities:
Yoni: balanced in untuous / dry and heavy / light couples.
Aditi: unctuous and light.
Kala Pushpa: unctuous, heavy and penetrating.
Rakta Pushpa: dry, light.
Sandhi: light, dry and unctuous.
Nava Vasanta: balanced in wet / dry, light / heavy couples.
Tikshnapaka: dry, light and penetrating.
Hima Paka: balanced in dry / unctuous, light / heavy couples.
Dravata: balanced in dry / unctuous, light / heavy.
Pramati: dry, light and penetrating.
Virya: unctuous, light or heavy.