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My take on the Indian Masala Chai.
I guess the only flavor needing a note here is FLV Thai Chai. For those of you who want a "chai" flavor, this is not it. It's rather spicy and works well for this specific recipe, as the masala chai is rather spicy and usually made with black pepper. The "chai" part is instead built from the ground up, with FA Cardamom being the star and FLV clove/cinnamon/ginger as support.
The idea was pretty simple here, I absolutely loved clove cigarettes, but I didn't want to try to clone that experience per se. I was totally okay selling out the ash and bitter notes to just embrace the aromatics and the sweeter noted inherent to the clove, and the tobaccos I chose were meant to embrace and enhance that.
FLV Turkish is bringing along a bit of body and some complementary spices.
FLV Cured is bringing some aromatics and some tobacco authenticity
FA Soho is nutty, kind of sweet, and helps marry everything here together without aiming strictly at a "cigarette" tobacco recipe but something enjoyable and accessible.
Original Idea: Caramel Nutty Tobacco
Process: Worked on in the diy_ejuice discord by members who were present. Finalized in the second iteration, these are the original version's ratios. It had a bit more cream and the unfortunate addition of FLV Connecticut Shade which just overpowered the caramel notes and buried the subtleties of the tobaccos. Some experimentation with the original formula yielded this mix. Added to top it off was just a hair of INW Shisha Vanilla which adds warmth and a sensation of sweet without the added sugar and FLV Clove. Clove dried the mix up quite a bit and played off the rich notes from the CT Shade making this a really rich spiced tobacco blend.
Description: Spicy, nutty, creamy, caramel, dry, and tobacco forward
Result: This alteration to the V1 fixed some of the balancing issues we were having. Adding FLV Clove and Shisha Vanilla really balanced out all the creams and tamed the bullying of CT Shade leaving you with a heavily spiced, RY4 that wasnt too sweet, rich or carmel-ly. We hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we did.
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I may be the only one crazy enough to try to pull off a full recipe chai from scratch but here we go.
Your classic Masala Chai spices are usually made up of:
For the main note, I chose FA Cinnamon Ceylon at .75%. It is a bakery-type cinnamon that is perfect for spiced beverages that mixes extremely well with the next spice.
FA Cardamom at .5% is a sweet, green, true cardamom flavor that no other company does. Thank goodness FlavourArt does it right. You cannot have a chai recipe without cardamom.
FW Ginger has a fresh ginger root flavor. Too much, even .5%, can over take the mix. I found the sweet spot for this mix to be .25%
TPA Holiday Spice at .5% stands in for my Nutmeg spice. I love this flavor for any winter recipe.
FLV Clove at .30% is perfect to make this bold and spicy. Someone once said, "FLV Clove is pretty damn analogous to FLV Rich Cinnamon in that it's bold, ridiculously strong, way too expensive, and pretty great." I fully agree.
The last one I am sure has a lot of people scratching their heads. FA Black Pepper at .5%. It's a warm, woody spice that is a delicious addition to this recipe.
Then I added the FA Black Tea and made it sweet; And for the milk component, I went with FA Vienna Cream 1%, which really stands out when you add spice, FA Vanilla Tahity .5% for sweetness, and FA Cream Fresh 1.0% for bulk.
This puppy needs a 5 day steep and a day or so to breathe. Do not skip the breathing. It needs to breathe off some spice.
I wouldn't say it's an ADV, but it's definitely tasty with the cool weather coming.
This is a Speculoos Cookie Butter Spread from Mt. Olympus! Creamy crushed cookie spread, with sweet and just the right amount of spices.
Rich cinnamon and Clove are both at ONE DROP PER 30mL.
FLV - Rich Cinnamon/FLV - Ginger Snap/FLV - Clove/TPA - Holiday Spice/TPA - Brown Sugar: This gives the Speculoos spices. Cinnamon, Ginger, Clove, and Nutmeg, and Brown Sugar respectively.
INW - Biscuit/FA - Cookie: Gives the cookie feel to the spread. Biscuit is slightly more buttery, where Cookie is adding a bit more texture
FA - Vienna Cream/CAP - Butter Cream: This gives a more creamy feel, creates the spread if you will
FA - Carmel/FW - Butterscotch: This gives a little more depth and complexity to the spread.
at LEAST 10 days steep, let everything meld together. I enjoyed it around 14 days, but the longer it steeps, the better it is.
A tobacco modeled after a flavored Syrian Cigar I once had.
The spicy edge from Native and Turkish start this off. Turkish to bring in the Eastern influence, Native to darken it up more and lend a more cigarish edge to the mix.
Turkish and Native can both get a bit dark, but also are not super complex on their own which is where Connecticut Shade comes in. It brightens while adding depth with it's naunced notes.
This is a spiced Cigar, and how can you have spiced without spice. I wanted a woodsy tone thus the Wood Spice, Pumpkin Spice is a great blend for a lot of reasons, used here for all those reasons :) FLV Clove, because, well, if you have not you should.