What is the higher taste? It is different from the taste we get when our senses engage with their objects. When the senses come in contact with sense objects, they taste something, but it is temporary; the taste has the beginning and end. The taste derived from practicing bhakti has no such beginning and end, because bhakti is eternal.
Lectures from a Disciple, Vol. 2, "The Process of Awakening Bhakti"