Mango Boba Tea
FA Lemon Sicily, FA Whipped Cream, FA Pear, FW Hazelnut. Hmm... All wonderfully utilitarian concentrates but all helper flavors, not really suited for leading a recipe to the top of the box office. So what do you do when given a basket full of solid supporting actors? Showcase them as such, and cast yourself a leading lady with some exotic sex appeal! In this case, the lovely and talented FLV Mango! And how do you make it a blockbuster? Give her a love interest, of course! Enter: TFA Green Tea, a Lipton tea bag type green tea with a bit of a grassy note that’s a little unfortunate for fruits alone but easily covered up by something creamy.
So the romance between our star, sweet, juicy FLV Mango, and TFA Green Tea takes center stage, but who are these other characters and what are their roles? For all her beauty, FLV Mango has an annoying habit of sitting right on top of the recipe. The hefty weight of CAP Sweet Mango pulls her down, into the tea and beyond, so that the taste of mango permeates the experience. FA Pear also adds a nice pomaceous sweetness that builds a bridge between the mango and tea, but his main task here is to provide a wetter mouthfeel for this beverage-inspired vape. Meanwhile, FA Lemon Sicily enhances the citrusy top notes that are part of what being a mango is all about, speaking up for those high notes partially muted by milky ingredients while the deeper mango tones hold their own. FA Whipped Cream easily makes this a milk tea, with the assistance of a touch of FW Hazelnut to give it the savoriness of milk. Hazelnut also teams up surprisingly well with one final ingredient, CAP Jelly Candy, to give you a textural surprise like those delightfully gummy tapioca pearls. Because it’s just not boba tea without the balls to suck through those fat straws.
This profile is a French Croustade, which is a pastry very similar to an American style pie but more of a flakey and less dense puff pastry style of crust. This French Croustade is loaded with fresh pear and a slight hint of lemon zest topped with a small dollop of whipped cream. The combination of JF Cookie, CAP Golden Butter, FW Graham Cracker, and CAP Toasted Almond create the perfect flakey pastry crust. The filling inside this crust is created by using the combination of FA Pear and FA Lemon Sicily spiced by the FW Hazelnut and slight cinnamon note given by the FW Graham Cracker blended with a smooth whipped cream provided by the FA Cream Whipped. This is to be Mixxed at (((70/30))) and steeped for (((7 days))). I hope you all enjoy it and thank you very much for running such a great competition.
Is it Lemon? Is it Pear? Is it Pie? Who the hell knows for sure???. Lemon Sicily FA and Lemon Meringue Pie CAP join forces to make Lemon nirvana , Pear FA makes this mix more complex and adds a bit of reality , Whipped Cream FA and Meringue FA combine to make a creamy vanilla meringue topping mmmmmmm , if that wasn't enough we add Hazelnut FW and Biscuit JF for crust , Super Sweet is not needed but can be used very low.
"Pears under Palms" is a creamy pear-coconut milk-green tea-smoothie and my recipe for the 1st Beginner Blendings Mixxed Competition Finals. If you like creamy and fruity vapes, this one is for you. On the inhale you get a slightly sour pear-note which, on the exhale, turns into a creamy smoothie with a sweet green tea and mild coconut undertone. I hope you like it as much as I do.
This round was again pretty hard for me because I created three very different recipes which came out pretty nice IMO. It was a hard decision and I hope I chose the right one to win the comp ;) I'm probably going to release at least one of the other two recipes when the contest is over. Good luck to the other three contestants!
Attention: For the coconut I used Jungle Flavors (JF) Coconut!!! Unfortunatly I couldn't find it in the flavor list, so I used TPA's as a placeholder!!!!!
I wanted to keep pear as the main profile and FA Pear is a very realistic one IMO. You can probably add a bit TPA Pear to highlight it a bit more, but being limited in the number of flavors to put in I chose not to do so.
FA Fuji Apple & FA Lemon Sicily
I used Fuji and Lemon Sicily to boost the pear and to make it a bit brighter und upfront. Both used at low percentages to not overpower the pear.
FA Whipped Cream & TPA Bavarian Cream & FW Hazelnut
These are obviously the cream components. I added Bavarian Cream to make it a bit sweeter and I found that, after a few days steep, it blended very good with the coconut and gave a coconut-milk like taste. The hazelnut served as enhancer for the creams and again brings everything together.
TPA Green Tea
About 2 % added a nice sweat green tea flavor, creating an overall more interesting vape-experience.
For the coconut I used Jungle Flavors (JF) Coconut at 0.7%!!! Unfortunatly I couldn't find it in the flavor list, so I put in TPA's as a placeholder which might work as a replacement as well!!!!! JF Coconut is my favorite coconut flavor at the moment. I used it under 1% because in combination with the creams it tends to mute the fruit flavors after a while. It takes about a 2-3 days steep to sit down in the mix and not to be to dominant.
I used just about 1 drop/10 mL to add a bit more sweetness to the mix. Add more if you like but beware that it potentially mutes the fruits as well.
Notes: mixed at 80/30 (VG/PG). Steep: minimum steep over night, best after 3-5 days.
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Round 3: Final Four Contestants
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