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Week 9 Challenge - dedicated to Emily - I am new to this game so I don't know her nickname but I think everyone knows who she is. I don't have sugar cone or waffle cone which she has been mentioning alot lately or at least in shows where I've seen her. Churro is my best next go to for a different kind of bakery.
This tastes great shake and vape - I hope it holds up to some steeping. I thought churro with orange and cream sounded good so I went for it and added a floral dash to it - straight away it's not obvious but the bergamot you can taste right off the bat even at such a small percentage and it adds a nice extra bitter-sweetness somehow. If you want something sweeter than this you could definitely bump up the super sweet. The biscuit is silverline but I don't see that here.
Week 6 - The Villain Within
Sugar and Spice, one naughty one nice. A sweet vanilla cupcake laced with the spicy sharp notes of Bergamot and frosted with a white horchata frosting with a dusting a fresh cinnamon.
I tested this shake and vape. It seemed pretty good fresh, but I suspect it will take 2 weeks for the cupcake notes to fully come through and the bergamot to mellow out with the cinnamon. I've set my tester up for steeping.
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Lassi - a blend of yogurt, water or milk and spices, with ice. Sometimes with fruit or nuts. A popular drink from the Indian Subcontinent.
Several recipes of the real drink served as inspiration for this recipe.
It is perfect for my taste - fragrant, creamy and sweetish with the Pistachio always there, but not overwhelming. With ice of course.
FLV Greek Yogurt with FA Yogurt combines perfectly for the yogurt base. Any possibly associated off notes are eradicated by OOO Cream Milky Undertone without taking away from the essential yogurt character. I wanted a full cream milk and OOO Cream Milky Undertone fits the bill to a tee. FA Honey imparts just enough sweet without becoming overly discernible as honey on the taste. FA Bergamot, Rose and Saffron are understated and manifest as "pleasantly fragrant". Adjust FA Polar Ice to your own taste preferences in respect of how much or how little cool you want.
as you might noticed, i am creating a lot of crazy stuff lately.
I found good inspiration with food pairings and give opposite flavors a chance to play together.
here, i made a interesting recipe for you which includes tartness, fruits, limes, tea and guava
the tartness of cranberry has distinct floral note that blends well with lemon tea and bergamot.
Guava is used here not only to give a juicy mouthfeel but also adding floral notes to the cranberry.
Key Lime is added to boost the high notes, lime zest adds sharpness.
it needs to sit 3-4 days, but after that it will be a taste you might not expect.
I'm playing with a few variations on this recipe, but I love this original recipe. It was a second revision of the idea, the first one was a little lower on flavorings but I felt it needed to be a little more vibrant in general. The yogurt is not a full on yogurt kind of flavor, for me it adds to the overall tangy notes in the lychee, which turns this into more of a sweet cream thai chai with lychee in it. I am making another variation with other tropical fruits, but that one is not finished yet.
The FLV Thai Chai and FA Bergamot combo is definitely a flavor mix I foresee making several recipes around. The way these two flavors blend makes a lovely base flavor to layer other flavors over.
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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.
Inspired by the description for Londinium by Roman Haze. I've never tasted the original but this blend is truly delightful. An earl grey tea true to it's name, doused with a lush vanilla cream. I wanted to make a simple recipe that delivers flavor that will keep you coming back
Earl Grey Tea Base:
FA black tea/FA bergamot/JF lemon juicy
FA black tea can be very dry and unpleasant at higher % but here it sits perfectly. I found that 1.5% was not enough for the tea to shine through, so I landed at 1.75% and it is juuust right.
FA bergamot is for the bergamot oil on our tea leaves, 1.1% is right where I want it. We want to avoid the bergamot becoming overpowering or spicy but we also do not want to lose it in the mix. JF lemon juicy is here to provide juiciness for the whole recipe while adding a lil something to the bergamot.
Simple Vanilla Cream Base:
INW shisha vanilla/TPA marshmallow
I wanted to make this more of a thick vanilla latte feel rather than vanilla and milk. INW Vanilla Shisha was the first thing that came to mind when I was thinking of doing a vanilla earl grey tea. It's got a deep, lightly earthy vanilla flavor that compliments tea and bergamot so well. The first version used 1.5% shisha and it was too much vanilla imo. I also tried using Holy Vanilla but that version was not as satisfying.
Instead of getting complex with the cream base I decided to keep it simple and attack the main problem child here: FA bergamot can be rough around the edges so I landed on TFA marshmallow to complete the cream. This is such a useful ingredient and here it was the last touch to the recipe, it brings the citrus down into the body of the mix and allows for the black tea to shine through on the exhale. It's also adding density to the delightful shisha vanilla. Marshmallow also adds a ton of sweetness which makes this mix all the more comforting. (cannot sub any other marshmallow, this one does too many things here)
These two ingredients provide a solid cream base and a perfect pairing for Earl Grey Tea.
There you have it. 5 ingredients, right under 5% on flavoring. This is a recipe for tea lovers, cream addicts and vanilla heads alike. I think this is something that anyone can enjoy and I hope that you do.
*Before anyone asks, the only sub I can see working is for another lemon flavor, CAP juicy lemon comes to mind. There is absolutely no other vanilla that will taste like this one, so that's out. I think all these ingredients are vital but I understand that no one has all the flavors. I hope you do have these because it's fuckin tasty.
Edit lowered the % on cream base