By: Flavorah (FLV)
Used in 222 recipes at an average of 1.089%.
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.
My first seasonal release in a looooooooooong time, I figured what better season to celebrate than the season of long weekends? So mix this up, let it sit for a day or two, and satisfy yourself with some warm, smokey custard, dusted with pumpkin spice, and a warm-bodied pipe tobacco. It's the season of Long Weekends, so start actually enjoying it.
I am starting to get in the mood for some fall vapes. Having said that time for the truth.... The inspiration for this mix came from accidentally mixing some of my Prapple Bacco into a squonk bottle almost half full of @rageisalotofwork https://alltheflavors.com/recipes/23772#sadlad_toast_crunch_by_rageisalotofwork
This is to me a fall vape, it evokes some of the fondest memories of mine with my father and uncles, shotguns, flannel, pheasants and food. This is NOT a tobacco vape, it is a woodsy dessert ensemble that changes a bit to more desert or more woodsy and even a good tobacco hint depending on wattage and airflow.
It got me thinking for a combo of the two, while that accidental mix was really good I felt the abundance of bottom of the bowl thickened sweet milk was too much for the tobacco.
FLV Red Burley and Turkish for the tobacco note in Prapple.
FLV Granny Smith and Toffee for the combo that I loved there.
From Rage's Sadlad we have the bakery cinnamon components leaving out the cereal (for now)
I added FLV Cream in to give the entire recipe some cohesiveness and bring everything together limiting to 1% to keep it from going creamy again.
I have done several versions of this over a few weeks. I keep coming back to my original idea of the modified mix of the two recipes. Raising the tobaccos to get them to break through more made the mix too heavy, lowering the desert profile made the mix weirdly watery.
Rum soaked raisin and fig, dried and layered into a bright and aromatic spiced Turkish tobacco blend.
Turkish and Native are similar in taste to me, with slight differences. Both are slightly spicy. Turkish has a hint of creaminess to me, and Native has a hint of honey. Due to the spice of each, I feel like darker flavors would mix well, possibly woody type tastes. I went with Fig and Raisin rum here. Raisin rum is more of a rum flavor, and less hints of the fruit but the raisin is there on the back; sweet fig is more textural than it is taste for me, but its there. The fig comes in at the end of the exhale.. I think it all melds extremely well, and a great tobacco vape. Enjoy!
Aight, so here we go again. Yet another FLV Tobacco recipe.
TLDR: Tobacco, Apple Praline
I originally started this one with vanilla toffee in mind playing off the sweetness of FLV Sweet Cigarette as a base. There are just so many good RY4-ish tobaccos out there without adding another that does not truly stand apart. I also really wanted to use my BAE Red Burley in here and started thinking of playing off of it's inherent nutty tones using FLV Praline to bolster them a bit. I used Granny Smith in this profile to keep the recipe grounded outside of RY4 territory by giving it some fruit tones and a different sweet edge. I needed some ash here but not the Kentucky Blend "crutch" ash I have been using and thought the FLV Turkish played nicely here in that it brings a bit more complexity in the tobacco profile while adding a little bit of ash.
P.S. One iteration of this took me down a very rich dessert praline tobacco trail, it is still in the works and will be coming out eventually. #staytuned ;)
Steeping Disclaimers: I really like FLV Tobaccos fresh, not that they fade away but on the Shake and Vape they have a very strong, rich and sometimes almost overwhelming presence that I enjoy. This one really comes together about day 5
VG Disclaimer, Yes, I still think tobaccos benefit more from 50%-60% VG, but do as you please, it is nice at 70% VG as well.
Flavorah's Turkish Tobacco has enough of a leafy tobacco taste coupled with that lighter sweeter floral notes to work in this recipe. Considering how strong it is I went low, but I wanted it to be the main flavor profile in this recipe. The Thai Chai is also incredibly strong so I went super low with that as well. I wanted that bit of spice and citrus notes from the Thai Chai to balance with leafy floral notes of the Turkish tobacco. I think an alternative to the turkish could be the FLV Commercial Cigarette at the same amount, it wouldn't have as much of the leafy but it would work.
The dash of FlavourArt Cardamom adds to the Chai taste, adding warmth and spice to the overall flavor. The FA Bergamot filled in an empty spot that I felt the recipe had when I first mixed it without it. There was just a little something missing. The dry citrus note of bergamot was perfect to fill in that space, and the added spicy note just blends into the chai flavors. I didn't want to add too much more sweetness since Marzipan is already present as a sweetness in this recipe.
Adding in the Cream and Marzipan was to smooth the tea and tobacco flavors out and marzipan sweetens the mix overall and works so well with cardamom.
I've vaped most of the 30ml batch, and I've steeped it for 6 days now and haven't noticed any change today to this recipe. I think it is fully steeped at day 5.
I would say this is one of the most interesting tobacco flavors I've created even though I am known for making some far out weird tobacco blends. I've gone ahead and mixed myself a 120ml bottle, and when I do that I know it's a flavor I want to vape pretty frequently for the next month. Give it a try and maybe you'll find a new ADV.