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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.
This is a part one in my recipe line of Buddha inspired vapes I'm working on.
Part two found here: http://alltheflavors.com/recipes/151144#mists_of_buddha_by_nordicflavours
Profile: Steamed rice with rose apples.
A while ago, I got thrown into a discussion at work about Buddha. Being married to a wonderful Japanese lady, who are heavily into buddhism, I started to look up what kind of food, the original Buddha's (yes there are a few of them) would actually eat.
Rice was a given and after much researchning I came up with a few recipes.
A sweet/floral one and a more sweet/savory one.
This one here are the sweet/floral one.
It's based off on the a rice dish mixed with what we currently know as a Rose Apple - or more commonly (cause there are MANY Rose Apples), a Java Apple.
While a Java Apple actually not being an apple at all, but got its name due to its colour, it's more of a melon-ish, snow pear-ish type of fruit.
It's found in wide areas in South East Asia.
A lot of credit here goes to @Shyndo and @Alfredpudding for ideas and help choosing the flavors for the Rose Apple
The Rice: is made from FA Sweet Rice and VT Rice Base. I found this combo to be pretty much what nicely steamed basmati rice tastes like.
FLV Cream: helps to bind the rice together, but only just enough to not turn it into a creamy rice pudding, as it wouldn't fit the profile. By all means, this is not really a dessert.
Rose Apple: Shyndo and Alfred both chipped in here. Alfred suggested using CAP Sweet Guava, to add some of the flavor and the flesh along with TFA pear and
FLV Rose Essence for flavor. While Shyndo chipped in (agreeing unknowingly with Alfred) on the pear and rose essence. Shyndo went further and suggested to add some honeysuckle, as honeysuckle and rose essence could be a killer combo - and I agree.
Combine the rice and the rose apple and it's a great sweet and floral vape, with a wonderful rice flavor on the exhale.
No real steep is needed for this, as FE Sweet Rice has a habit of fading, but over a day or two, it'll become more creamy and delicious. Works great as a SnV!
Hope you'll enjoy and feel free to leave a review!
Originally called Golden Wind but Golden Pear makes more sense.
A cool, LemonLavenderPear Champagne enveloped in Honeysuckle.
INW Cactus - Needed a bit of tart juiciness.
TFA Dragonfruit - To fluff and emulsify the fruits.
TFA Honeysuckle - Soothing fresh floral note that blends into each flavor's background.
FA Lavender - A perfect compliment to FE Lemon and just an overall amazing and satisfying flavor. I've been meaning to put more use to it.
FE Lemon - The king of lemons, and just enough to fuse with Lavender so that neither dominates the other.
INW Pear - IMO the King of Pears. Provides an accurate and gentle pear note that rests alongside the lemon and lavender.
FW Pink Bubbly - This one provides effervescence without additional flavor changes, like TFA Champagne or VT Fizzy Sherbet.
FW Sweetener because I like it better than CAP Super Sweet,
WS-23 - I put this into just about anything; kicks up the flavor just a tad, and brings in the chill wind.
I've been working on this one for a while. Before I even had the idea for Cabin, I wanted to capture the idea of rain in a vape. Now that it's Spring I decided to get back to work and finish this thing. I'll try to include some development notes, but it was mostly just trying things that reminded me of being outside in the rain and countless adjustments.
I started working on this before I picked up WF Starfruit and after trying it I knew it was the right place to start. It's a flavor that really captures a clean, slightly citrus dominant, water-filled fruit. I was working with this higher in the beginning from 3-3.5% but it was too aggressive to blend into the rest of the profile. Since it had to be at a lower percentage I wasn't getting the same effect, so I decided to add .25% INW Cactus to bring back some of that water content while obfuscating the Starfruit flavor a bit.
Then I started to bring in some florals that wouldn't bully the profile too much or stick out. The first addition was Hibiscus Candy. I was working with this one lower towards the beginning at around 2.5-3% but it wasn't showing up enough with the Starfruit in there. I decided to see what happened if I push it fairly high and it ended up working perfectly to add a solid amount of body and tone down the citrus in Cactus and Starfruit a bit. It still seemed lacking so I added TPA Honeysuckle at 1% and hoped for the best. I really enjoyed what it was doing to the overall idea so I started incrementally increasing it and it landed at 3%. It really helps to sell the rain concept, provides some more floral nuance, and brings an almost apple-like quality to the recipe.
Finally I wanted to add something to bring a blue hue to the recipe and make it just a little bit brighter overall. I landed on VT Bilberry Ripe because it's an awesome blueberry (kinda grape?) jam flavor and it did exactly what I was hoping for. It started down around 1% but I brought it up as much as possible without it showing up in the final product as a separate thing. Then to make it even more refreshing I tossed in .5% WS-23, but feel free to use your usual amount of cooling additive here. After making this I found that many people before me have had the idea to capture rain in a vape, so hopefully my edition is good enough to stand among them.
Basic, simple, delicious. This is a recipe that is greater than the sum of its parts, which is exactly what I strive for when I mix. If you have seen my other mixes, you know that two and three flavor bangers are my shtick, I try to make mixes that are easy to get into weather it's your first mix or your thousandth. With that fluff out of the way, here's the recipe.
TPA Honeysuckle. It's awesome and it is my first toe-dip into florals and thanks to the unanimous backing of ConcreteRiver and Kopel on Mixlife (Wednesdays at 9pm Central, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi-1CgoitSnlqAJEAzJWXuQ) it made its way into my Bull City cart and I haven't looked back. I believe Rick's actual quote was "...just fucking get it, it's good."
At 1.5% we notice the presence of of the sweet, almost syrupy homage to the tasty flower buds that we southern raised children used to suck and chew on while prowling the woods and playgrounds of yesteryear. Despite it's well known and exploited subtlety, TPA Honeysuckle has a way to take over a mix if you know what to look for. It's a lot like garlic that if used well, you will hardly notice it, yet if it is abused it will be the sole note that you pick out of a mix. 1.5% is what I have tested and determined to be absolutely perfect here. Not 1.75%, not 1.25%. Feel free to play around with the percentages but know that if you change it up it will totally alter the intended result of a background note that harmonizes with the forefront.
In the right hand corner we have the reigning heavyweight FA White Peach at a whopping 1%. I have what we woke mixers call a "bitch throat" and get razors out of white peach at anything over 1%-1.5%. At 1% Peach certainly takes the wheel in the overall flavor of the mix, as it was intended. At such a low percentage we get a more mellow peach rings vibe, vs the ripe white peach that can rear its head closer to 2%-3%.
As a caveat I should mention that I really truly do not care for peach at all, though I often find myself using it in many of my mixes, specifically FA White Peach and more often than not at the aforementioned 1%. After much internal reflection and looking in the mirror, I have deduced that White Peach has a certain je ne sais quoi, more specifically a "chew" factor that I have come to love. That "chew" plays a fairly important role here, and though this recipe isn't intended as a candy mix, the texture is reminiscent of chewing a flower petal which inherently ties into the Honeysuckle background.
Sweetener is discouraged, at least try it without first. A prolonged steep isn't necessary, about three days should suffice. I notice very little difference between three days and two weeks steep time.
As a final note, the recipe image that I made was my first time combining two photos together in a collage using GIMP and it came out.. eh it could have been better in hindsight. I had a lot of cool ideas but my photo editing skills are not on par with some of the absolute wizards I have seen on here.
Rainforest is a sopping wet amalgamation of Juicy Guava, Honeysuckle, and Cactus. I get an absolutely saturated mouthfeel from this blend and I love it when i need a change of pace for a few days. It has seen a few different iterations with the three main ingredients at varying levels of dominance, but I felt this was the most well rounded and accessible. You can turn the Guava and Cactus down for a more honeysuckle dominant flavor that is pretty damn good too.
The addition of WS23 can add a whole other element to the mix and really transform it into a slushy type flavor instead of a more hard candy vibe that we get from the base recipe. I don't include it in the base recipe because it isn't for everyone.
Our main note is the sticky sweet nectar that is CAP Sweet Guava, and it does its job of conducting the train of flavor well here. We get a lovely, wet, pink (heh) vibe from this at 3%.
Backup comes from TPA Honeysuckle at 2%. This adds a sweet floral nuance to the whole mix without making this taste like sucking on flower petals. It bumps up the juiciness without imparting too much of a flavor to the blend.
Our final bump of wet comes from none other than INW Cactus. The pink undertones play well with the Sweet Guava and at 0.5% it's really the little note that seals the deal and helps tie the Honeysuckle to the Guava. There is a noticeable difference if Cactus is omitted, not necessarily a bad difference, but a difference all the same.
Finally a little CAP Super Sweet at 0.4% rounds some little edges and brightens up some odd notes that can arise after a few days of a steep, though to be fair I generally don't let the 60ml make it past about two days.
This is a simple, stupid cucumber mix intended to meet or beat the cucumber mix used by the epidemiological pod device that shall not be named.
It's pretty good.
Cap cucumber gives it the mushy middle, FA adds in a bit more peel (Which of these are more attractive to the yoots of 'Merka is unknown at the time of this writing.)
Oddly, Since you'll see cucumber used in some cases to boost the rind note of many melons, I played around with adding some wild melon to boost the cucumber wet notes. I haven't played all that much with up and down percentages for this, but I'm pretty happy with it just where it is. :)
WS-23 gives it a bit of coolness to boost that fresh sense you get from biting into a good 'ole back yard cucumber.
Anyways.. Pretty fun little mix for pod devices if that's your thing..