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Concrete River Review - Yeah, it's pretty good? It kind of reminds me of some kind of matcha petit four. That cake base, along with the waxier parts of the eisai and the butteryness of the coffee milk froth.
What's most surprising here is that the coffee funk from the tiramisu and the coffee milk froth aren't really coming through clearly? I think that was the most concerning thing to me, just looking at the recipe.
I'll have to go back and check my notes on the tiramisu, but I think has some coffee in there, and the coffee milk froth has some as well. But the earthier lead-in from the eisai kind of bends around that finish on the coffees into tasting a lot more cohesive than it should.
I wouldn't call it especially "grassy", especially with something like a green tea in the recipe.
Although, I totally admit I eyeballed those percentages a bit, lol. You went full Jarvis with that .62% nonsense.
But yeah, pretty good.
I have been searching for a good green tea for a while. I am a big fan of the drink and like vapes that are not too sweet. I finally sat down with all my green teas and dripped them on my Wasp Nano until i found a combination that works.
I think the FLV Eisai Tea provides the earthy notes, the FE Green Tea the high notes and the TFA Sweet Tea brings it all together.
It takes at least a 2 week steep to get the earthy notes ( i also mix it and put it in a water bath when i first make it).
This recipe is a steeper. It takes a good 3 to 4 weeks for FA Black Tea to steep out, and blend well into the bergamot flavor. The FLV teas are there to add just that little bit extra, you know that little bit of tea/earthy notes missing from FA Black's black tea. This to me is fairly close to drinking a cup of Bigalow's Earl Grey tea. If you prefer yours with a bit of cream, I'd suggest 0.5% of either FA's Fresh Cream or VTA's Milk Fresh. But since I can't taste creams all that well I went without it in this, even though I take my tea with a spot of cream when I drink it. You can also add sweetener if you like your tea sweet. Cooling is also an option pretty much whatever cooling flavor you like at whatever percentage preference you have.
I want to preface this by saying I have never been to Japan, and I have never had a Macha ice cream, so the probability of this being authentic is probably pretty low. It is however very yummy! What I could read about macha ice cream, it's supposed to be bitter due to the macha flavor, but as always with vaping, there is no "ice cream" flavor, so you kind of have to use a thick vanilla cream in order to make an "ice cream". The vanilla note you get here is probably more prominent than you need, but it's just so damn good.
When I planned this recipe, I also made a few other versions with other ice cream bases, one was with LB Vanilla Ice Cream + TFA Vanilla Swirl, and one was with FW Vanilla Bean Ice Cream + TFA Vanilla Swirl. My thought going in to this was that FW VBIC was going to be the best one, as it's not as eggy and a little bit sweeter than the other versions I made. I was very wrong though, and I'm glad I made this final version, as it's by far the one that blends best with the floral macha notes.
Profile: Yoghurt Drink with Matcha
I'm a giant fan of Lime Drink (http://alltheflavors.com/recipes/151335#lime_drink_by_maxsavage) made by @AlfredPudding and @SavageMax so much, so it inspired me to make this.
Compared to their original recipe, I adjusted the numbers for the VT Yoghurt Drink a little, to not overpower the FLV Eisai tea too much.
The idea of adding FLV Eisai to the original recipe came to me the day I first tried Eisai. I found it fitting so well, that I had to try and see if my nose was onto something good here.
The FLV Eisai tea adds a nice earthy Matcha flavor to the mix, that I find go super well with the remaining ingredients in this.
I fiddled around with the lime a little, tried a few different ones that I felt would perhaps go well with the Eisai, and I landed on VT Persian lime, as I find it to be a perfect mixture of sweet and zesty for the Eisai.
To add a finishing touch, I added a little vanilla into it, as I in the past have experienced with adding vanilla to the Lime Drink recipe and where I have tried a few, everywhere from FA Vanilla Bourbon, CAP French Vanilla, CAP Vanilla Custard, CAP Vanilla Whipped Cream, FLV Vanilla Pudding. But I finally settled on INW Shisha Vanilla, as I find it to give that nice vanilla top note that doesn't bully around so much.
I have tried to not stray too far off of the original recipe, but I think this what I have here is pretty enjoyable.
Give it 2 days steep for it all to blend in nicely, but works fine as SNV.
Ginger Lemongrass Honey Tea for y'alls.
So I wanted to try recreate this "health tea" in vape form, and I think it's pretty spot on. Ginger and lemongrass are said to have many health benefits, feel free to read up on it and try it if you already haven't.
FLV Eisai Tea brings the green tea flavor, it's slightly fruity, earhty and dry which is a perfect base for this beverage.
FLV Ginger is a relatively sweet ginger syrup, which is much needed here to get the balance right as some of the other flavors can be a bit dry.
FLV Lemon Grass is slightly sharp but a spot on lemon grass flavor. The bitterness helps the tea get an even more authentic feeling and pairs beautifully with the ginger to give a very fresh and unique taste.
FLV Honey Bee is known to have a floral note, but I think that gets completely buried here. It gives the tea a very very pleasant honey mothfeel and almost nectar type sweetness. Highly recommend this flavor if you need a honey for teas.
This can be shake and vaped, but a day or two will make it better.
Shout out to @nowar for all the support <3