Used in 62 recipes at an average of 1.642%.
To me this tastes just like the Tazo Passion Tea you can get at Starbucks. It does need a few days steep for all the flavors to marry well. This one Mixin Vixens recipe of the month
*I diluted FLV Rich Cinnamon to a 10% dilution and used 0.25% as it is a VERY strong flavor and I needed the slightest hint of cinnamon to make this taste like this particular tea... but you can omit it if you don't have/like it.
I wanted to contribute to REMIX MONTH but I wanted something outside my normal bakery type flavors to use.
I LOVED Ruby Roo's Nola Flavor as a great summer vape, but it's been over 6 months since I last had it so this was going by memory and flavor description as best I could.
"Nola is a traditional Australian pavlova meringue topped with whipped cream, strawberries, kiwi, and passionfruit."
I knew right away the passion fruit was FA passion fruit so that was easy. The taste really stands out to me, though it's fairly sutble in the vape itself, I would recoginize it anywhere. I knew it would have to be low to just barely peak through with that slight tropical/floral note it carries. .5% brings the perfect hint of flavor without the throat it that it brings used higher.
I'm a strawberry non-taster so I always struggle with strawberry juices, but I could taste a small amount of a ripe, slightly sweet strawberry in Nola. I can't taste TFA Straw ripe at all so I doubted it was in there, but I can taste FA Red touch (Strawberry) so it was my first though, it carries a real strawberry flavor with a slight dryness to it. I've heard it described as freeze dried strawberry and I think that's pretty accurate. Looking for something to bring a little life back into FA Strawberry I went with FLV strawberry over the others. I'm not a huge fan of TFA Strawberry, and originally I tried INW Shisha strawberry, but it made it a little to candy feeling for me. going with a 2:1 ratio of FA and FLV strawberry with 4%/2% helped bring to life the strawberry and sweeten it just a touch.
Up front I don't have a ton of experience with Kiwi so I wasn't sure on this one. I only have FW and TFA DBL.
Comparing the two, I found TFA Kiwi double to be a little more candied kiwi, whereas FW seemed a little juicy, almost like would you'd get in a yoplay Strawberry Kiwi yogurt. It's a bit of a weak flavor it self but I knew it needed to stand up to provide some juicyness to the overall vape so I took the % up slowly to stand contrast to the strawberry.
FA Meringue was an easy choice here, it's a very sweet, real meringue flavor when used higher to be more of a main note vs. and accent so 2% worked really well. When vaping Nola though I swore up and down I tasted a slight sweet bakery note, like you'd get from a baked meringue. Wanting to really keep that sweet bakery flavor sutble I went right to CAP sugar cookie, 1.5% doesn't taste like cookie, but it provides some baked sugar sweetness to the merignue to fill out that base perfectly.
So this one is doubtfully what they use in Nola, but I only have FA whipped cream and CAP van whipped cream. More than likely I would guess they use TFA whipped cream as FA is disconnected in the states, but I didn't want the weight it brings to the table so I went with CAP van whipped cream. It's fluffy and light and I only get a slight vanilla taste to it. 1.5% was enough to provide a light fluffy mouth feel at the end of the vape with a hint of vanilla accenting the fruits.
Let it steep for a few days so that passion fruit settles in to the recipe and have at it!
All in all from memory this isn't a 1:1 clone, but it's incredibly similar and really hits the spot for the craving of NOLA as well as being a great sweet and bring summer vape.
I've been trying to figure out a recipe I liked using INW White Grapefruit and this is the result. The flavor profile is a nice grapefruit followed by the vanilla which gives a nice glaze over the pomegranate and a general tropical end.
INW White Grapefruit: This is the main note of the recipe. I use this at 1% as it is a strong flavoring and is quite smooth. I really like this flavoring a lot but took awhile to figure out what to pair it with. This gives the inhale a really good grapefruit taste.
INW Shisha Vanilla: My favorite vanilla flavoring by far, this gives a nice sweet glaze of vanilla over the fruit notes. At first I used 1% but felt it wasn't enough but 1.5% seems to work for what I want it to do in this recipe.
FA Pomegranate/TFA Pomegranate: This is something I've been doing with pomegranate in general is using both of these flavorings together to accentuate each other. What I find is FA at 1% and TFA at 3% gives me a very nice pomegranate that sits behind the grapefruit, in front of the tropical notes and right under the vanilla.
TFA Dragonfruit: At first this recipe was just the Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Vanilla and it got harsh on me quick. For this reason I decided to change some pace up and try adding in a bit of a tropical flavor to it and Dragonfruit does a great job with that. Since it has a similar profile as pineapple does and has a bit of a creamy note to it, this helps smooth out the recipe and adds in a nice tropical note.
FA Passionfruit: This was a wild guess. Upon flavor testing this I noticed it had a nice sweet tropical fruit note that made sense to pair it with the dragonfruit and it works really well to make a tropical fruit profile that comes through at the end of the exhale.
FA Fuji: I use Fuji to tie up all the fruit flavors together and smooth it all into one nice flavor. Originally I used it at 1% but bumped it just a bit to 1.5% for a little extra help.
Overall a nice clean Grapefruit, Pomegranate and Tropical Fruit vape with a nice vanilla shine. Shake and Vape, I mix at 80vg/20pg personally but you do you baby.