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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.
Profile: Black tea with lemon and a dash of honey
So I wanted to make an asian inspired tea!
I equipped myself with FLV Eisai and FA Black Tea for the base of the tea - I feel they each bring components that truly go very well for an asian style tea.
For my fruits I might have taken the slightly safe and maybe obvious choice using lemon, but to accomplish my mission to make this tasty, it just couldn't be different.
CAP Lemon Lime just has a flavor that goes well in beverages. I see it mostly for sodas, but in my head it would fit perfect for a tea as well. To make the tea more fluent and combat the dryness FA Black Tea brings, I figured FLV Lemonade would play a good supporting role in the mix, both for flavor and texture.
I hadn't actually planned on adding honey into this, but I felt I needed something sweet to dance both with the dark flavor tea has and the citrus. I looked over what I had in my stash. Considered this and and that, but fell on VT Golden Syrup.
I discovered that when you combine VT Golden Syrup and FLV Eisai, it gives off a very nice lightly floral and almost fresh off of the beehive honey taste, in addition to the accent of green tea. Very delicious!
FLV Eisai brings some nice earthy and floral flavors to this mix, that to me makes this very authentic.
INW Cactus is there to make everything just a little more juicy and nice.
This flavor tastes exactly like the brand "Oishi Black Lemon tea" which is an asian tea - just without all the sugar.
Let it steep for a few days - 2-3 I'd say. Works alright as SnV, but the tea is a tad too strong at that point.
I hope you'll enjoy this mix!
Imagine the feeling you have on a hot summer day. Maybe chilling with some friends at home in your garden, maybe on the beach. You're thirsty so you grab one of these bottles as shown in the thumbnail, and you feel as if you're in heaven. This is the feeling this recipe tries to capture.
My goal was to recreate the taste of one of these as accurately as possible. After tweaking V1 some more, I think I even got a bit closer to it.
TPA - Sweet Tea: I went with this, because when I originally smelled it, it smelled just like this particular tea I was trying to recreate. I used it at 6% because it builds our Tea Base and is a fairly weak flavor.
FA - Black Tea: This tea provides the bitterness you can taste in this drink. Since it's a very intense flavor, I used it at 0.5% to get that bitter sidenote, but kept it low so it won't be too overpowering.
CAP - Juicy Lemon: Imagine making a tea and not adding some citrus to it. Who on earth would do such thing? That's why we have 2% of this juicy lemon in there, to get a nice citrus touch, but as well, keep it on the ground.
CAP - Super Sweet: Some people like it sweet, some don't. I do, and since the drink itself is very sweet, I decided to go with an astounding 0.25 Super Sweet.
Last but not least, to top everything off, TPA - Juicy Peach: To be honest, this is where I was really unsure. I think though, Juicy Peach provides a really nice top note. On it's own, it smells like a very rich, natural Peach. That's why I decided to throw some
FA - White Peach in there as well. It smells much less intense, but really candy-like. It reminds me of the taste of those Haribo Peaches, if anyone knows those.
Also, I used some WS-23 to really give it an "iced" feeling. I used it at 0.5 since I haven't used it often, but you can definitely use more of it :)
FULL CREDIT TO THE THUMBNAIL/ARTWORK GOES TO @Zany
Pear and Bergamot Bubble milk tea
This is an adaptation of my Dewwy Boba recipe
In this version we are sticking to the Bubble milk base and substituting the Cherry Blossom for Bergamot and the honeydew we are exchanging for pear.
I wanted to attempt the recipe with an Earl grey tea base with a soft creamy pear as top note.
This worked out wonderfully.
Blueberry and Orange Bubble milk tea
This is an adaptation of my Dewwy Boba recipe
In this version we are sticking to the Bubble milk base and substituting the Cherry Blossom for honeysucle to create a syrupy floral to support the blueberry.
JF blueberry berry is juicy and is the perfect contrast to the vibrant and crisp FA Orange.
I have added a hint of fa billberry just to give the blueberry some depth
I love all of them... Yet to crown a winner.
I was inspired to create this recipe after tasting a Local Juniper Gin crafted by SAs first Juice makers and it is By far hands down the Best Gin vape that I have had, ever. This Juice is called VM Juniper and was crafted by Benji from Vapour Mountain.
With my last bottle of the above Juniper running very low, I decided to create my own Juniper and it was based off a Craft Gin that I mixed and tasted at a Gin farm in Cape Town.
Using FLV Juniper Gin to bring the very authentic Juniper Flavour I kept it on the lower end as I enjoy a subtle boozy note and wanted all aspects to shine and compliment this Gin. with the Black tea added to compliment the herbal back notes of the Juniper and this all then infused with some sweet blood orange!
I used my new favorite 'liquidizer', Cucumber! in combination with a little Citrus soda and WS23 to give a cool soda/tonic mixer. Cucumber also has a very complimentary flavor at higher % that works Very well with a Gin.
As Always I'd say yes, But here I would say Hell Yass! It just compliments everything as if the only sweetner is from the Blood Orange!
I personally feel this needs the few days steep for the Stronger Herbal notes of the Juniper to settle and mellow down to where I like it.
This is my first original recipe and is still very much a work in progress! I live in Texas and when it gets hot, it gets HOT! One of the best ways I've found to cool off in the blistering summer months is an ice cold glass of hibiscus iced tea made by someone who really knows how to make it. It has a sour-sweet citrusy flavor that is incredibly refreshing.
Something is still missing, so as always, please let me know if you have any suggestions as to how this can be improved or added/subtracted upon.
Honeydewwy Bubble milk tea
Note: MF Honeydew = RAW honeydew*
I was playing around with RAW honeydew (I highly recommend it) and somehow triggered a memory of a peach&mango bubble tea I had a few years back during a visit to Frankfurt, Germany.
Its been 7 years and I hope my memory doesnt fail me with this intepretation. This is a first strike recipe and I don't really see any need to do more work on it. I really enjoy it and it hit the spot for me.
The top layer is going to be very light so i have a rare opportunity to really play with a good cream layer.
TFA Sweet cream - sweet and velvety
TFA Vanilla swirl - this will take away some of the weight but has the exact vanilla tone I am looking for
FA fresh cream - nondescript and used to undo the lightening effect of the swirl
FA black tea - strong and dark, exactly right for the profile although a tad bit earthy. I really love how the black tea lingers on your pallette, that is a quality I deem desirable for this specific profile.
TFA Green tea - breaks that earthyness and just give body and depth to the tea layer. While i wasnt specifically going for a matcha profile, I think it did a wonderful job and compliment the profile beautifully.
TFA Cherry blossom - bubble teas are ofter made with aromatic teas and i didnt feel the standard ceylon or bergamot or would go too well with the honeydew... So I chose cherry blossom, I felt that with the vanilla will help push the tea into the aromatic territory and I am very pleased with the result.
The top layer is very light so we are going in low and linear.
RAW Honeydew - light, authentic and creamy, simple and effective.
You can play around with this, chocolate, mango, peach, berries, coconut, hazelnut, almonds.. Even citrus... The possibilities are endless! stay low and you will get great results.
CAP Super sweet - helps mask some of the astringent top notes in the black tea but also helps in carrying the creams and vanilla.
So thats it. I'd love to get feedback on my attempt!
a light splash of cream in a hot cup of black tea with dried blueberries.
The FA Black tea works as a slightly astringent black tea, almost as though it were steeped just a bit too long.
That's where the creams come in though, helping to bury that astringent note and fill out the body of the tea. Originally the recipe called for twice as much of each cream, but that will lend itself to a faint sour note from the sweet cream. dialing them both back by half left the tea to stand up on its own, while still burying that astringency.
The blueberry combo used here is more "earthy" and marries well into the tea. Not a shock of bold fresh blueberries, but instead more of the dried berry you'd see in an herbal tea.