Right, any intense flavor tends to numb (and eventually kill) taste receptors. On the other hand, contrary to what we all learned in grade school, taste buds are mixed over the tongue's surface, not concentrated in separate areas.
The gripping hand: taste receptors will regenerate.
Remember one unassailable statistic, as explained by the late, great George Carlin: "Just think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider!"
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