Oysters are elusive and mysterious, and even the tamest of them is still otherworldly. Every oyster is its own little critter, with a unique story and a flavor to match. So take our flavor descriptions with a few grains of salt, or maybe a squeeze of lemon, because ultimately the best way to improve your oyster palate is just to begin slurping. If you're looking for an overview, check out our guide to how to understand oyster flavor.