Flavorah Tobaccos Part 1

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Tobaccos that belong in everyone’s flavour stash

Flavorah has received much praise from the mixing world, as a number of their tobaccos are extraordinarily good. So good in fact that given none contain actual tobacco, some are even broaching the closing the gap between regular concentrates and NET’s. (naturally extracted tobaccos)

These flavours are as versatile as they are easy to mix with, and are capable of returning excellent results. Whether one is after a cigarette style, cigar, pipe or pouch tobacco, there’s a concentrate to fill that need.

Here in part 1, we’ll take a look at some of my favourites, many of these are classified as must try. Part 2 will focus on some of the remaining tobaccos such as Arabian and Tatanka.

Tobacco Pairings
diy sweetener apple
Caramel cream
coffee diy
almonds
coconut

Commercially made ‘Aromatic’ tobaccos are infused with additional flavours, known as casings. They compliment and or enhance the tobaccos natural characteristics, both in terms of flavour and aroma.
Information on tobaccos and casings

Flavorah incorporate casings too, albeit that all concentrate manufactures have their own ideas on ingredients and formulas.  Given that tobaccos can have numerous nuances, pairings are almost limitless, depending on what direction you wish to take.

“Something I enjoy about mixing with tobaccos, is that you can borrow some of their characteristics, yet, end up with an e-liquid that hardly resembles tobacco.

Pairing Examples

I’ll be posting some tips on working with tobaccos shortly, including specific concentrates.

Dessert & Bakery

Fruits & Nuts

Beverage

Spice - Floral

Custards
Vanilla
Chocolate-Cocoa
Caramels
Butterscotch

Cookie Dough
Cookies-Biscuit
Cake Batter
Cake
Cheesecake
Danish
Cinnamon Roll
Doughnut
Apple Pie
Graham Cracker

Apple
Pear
Banana
Pineapple
Guava
Mango
Orange
Blackberry
Grape
Raisin
Plum
Prunes
Lemon

Coconut
Nuts

Bourbon
Rum
Whisky
Cognac 
Brandy
Amaretto
Kahlua
Tiramisu
Vodka

Coffee
Tea

Cinnamon
Clove
Anise
Cardamon
Nutmeg
Licorice
Honeysuckle
Ylang Ylang
Rose
Hibiscus
Lavender
Eucalyptus 
Mint

diy custard flavours
Butter
marshmallow diy
Marzipan
Additives

FLV Lovage Root
FLV Pucker
FLV Oak Barrel
FLV Bourbon
FLV Popcorn

FA Oak Wood
FA MTS Vape Wizard
FA Liquid Amber
FA Polar Blast
FA Joy
FA Marzipan
FA Meringue
FA Oba Oba

Additives

TPA-TFA Red Oak
TPA-TFA Sour
TPA-TFA Koolada
TPA-TFA Acetyl Pyrazine
TPA-TFA Brown Sugar extra

Ethyl Maltol – EM
Saline 0.9%
Marshmallow
Maple Syrup
Vinegars

Dairy

Creams
Butter
Eggnog

Flavorah Cured Tobacco

Steeped for 1 week
Also tested without steeping
Tested at 1, 2 and 3%
Recommended Percentages: 
Solo Vape-2-4% 
Mixed-1-3%
Safety Data Sheet

To say that Flavorah’s Cured is a good tobacco is an understatement. It’s an exceptional representation of a generic tobacco and leaning more toward a pipe flavour. It’s an RTV or SNV – ready to vape or shake and vape, so no steeping is required.

The only negative here is that steeping it solo for around 2 weeks or more, often causes the boomerang effect; the flavour diminishes some, and it doesn’t always return to its full potential. However, blending with other tobaccos (which is always the norm) alleviates the issue.

I would consider Cured to be among the better and most useful generic tobacco concentrates available.

Flavour Notes – Description

A smooth, semi-sweet cured type tobacco that comes across as a fusion of cigarette, pipe and chewing tobacco. There’s a nice balance of smokiness, slight ash, spice, nuttiness, woody notes and earthiness. Nothing overbearing and no harshness. Ethyl Alcohol is present albeit in low percentages, which would contribute to the sweetness. There’s also a distinct buttery note and perhaps some added subtle cream, although not prominent. 

The sweetness may be pecans which would explain the buttery notes, but perhaps there’s a small percentage of Butyric Acid too. I feel there’s also some acetyl pryazine. 

Mixing

Due to this being a generic tobacco, it lends well to blending with other tobaccos and makes an excellent base with their Red Burley and or Kentucky Blend. The Inawera For Pipe line and vanilla for pipe especially, make excellent companions.  I’ve also had good results blending Cured with FlavourArt’s Cuban Supreme and or Juice Factory’s Black and Mild.

Popular Pairings

Research suggests that the following are among the most commonly used pairings –
TFA RY4 Tobacco (Jungle Flavors is better), Flv Red Burley, Flv Kentucky Blend, Flv Virginia, Cap Vanilla Custard 1, Inw vanilla Shisha, Inw Vanilla for pipe, Inw Dark for pipe, FA Caramel and Acetyl Pryazine as an additive.

Percentages

Solo vape: I’d go for 2.5 – 3%
Mixed: Try anything from 0.5 to 2% depending on what you wish to hero.

Flavorah Red Burley

Steeped for 1 week
Also tested without steeping
Tested at 2, 3 & 4%
Recommended Percentages 
Solo Vape-2-5% 
Mixed-1-3%
Safety Data Sheet

This is one of Flavorah’s best tobacco flavours, and the best Burley concentrate I’ve had. As with Cured, all tobacco lovers must have this one, it’s wonderful solo and even better when blended with other tobaccos and or various flavours.

This particular Burley has some additional notes that could be attributed to a Turkish blend, yet, it’s subtle enough for a cigarette base and equally at home as a pipe tobacco. The balance of flavours – nuances is superb.

Flavour Notes – Description

A darkish, fairly dry earthy tobacco with a lot going on. There are various nuts although not strong, leather, some wood and possibly bark, definite cocoa-chocolate,  subtle spice and medium ash. I also detect a very slight note of fruit, perhaps pear, but it’s hard to detect in the vape alone. 

FLV Red Burley is another excellent tobacco, and is suited for almost any tobacco blend; also great as a base. 

The water test was surprising, yielding obvious differences between this and Cured. Although both could be described as fairly smooth, yet complex, Red Burley at 4% was surprisingly sweet and far smoother, without any of Cured’s harshness. Testing in this manner reveals or highlights different nuances, as opposed to just vaping. 

Mixing

As with Cured, this can be taken in any direction and suited to both cigarette, cigar and pipe blends. Although one could successfully mix this with numerous tobaccos, it’s excellent with Cured and Kentucky Blend. I also like this with FlavourArt’s Cuban Supreme and or Juice Factory’s Black and Mild. Yes, some Inawera’s are great too.

Popular Pairings

Research suggests that the following are among the most commonly used pairings –
TFA RY4 Tobacco (Jungle Flavors is better), Flv Cured, Flv Kentucky Blend, Flv Virginia, FA Catalan Cream, Inw vanilla Shisha, Inw Vanilla for pipe, FA Caramel and TFA Kentucky Bourbon.

Percentages

Solo vape: I use 3 – 4%
Mixed: Try anything from 1 to 3% depending on what you wish to hero.

Flavorah Kentucky Blend

Steeped for 2 weeks
Mixed at 4%
Recommended percentages- 
Solo Vape-2.5-5% 
Mixed-1-3%
Safety Data Sheet

Another excellent offering, and whilst there are others, this completes my list of absolute must-have Flavorah tobaccos.

 A full bodied, medium ash tobacco with a fairly rich formula. Yet, it offers a smooth, extraordinary vape. It’s softer yet brighter than Red Burley. Excellent as a pipe, cigar or cigarette blend.  This may be a standout for a solo vape at 4-5 %.

Flavour Notes – Description

A full-bodied, rich and spicy tobacco flavouring with medium level ash.  There are some caramel or butterscotch notes and it offers a smooth almost dairy type mouth-feel.  The spice, which isn’t dominant at all, offers a slight and welcomed kick. 

As with the above two tobaccos, this is a rather complex flavour and should be the hero to some extent, as opposed to being just another tobacco layer.

Mixing

As with Cured and Red Burley, this can be taken in any direction and suited to cigarette, cigar and pipe blends. Although one could successfully mix this with numerous other tobaccos, it’s excellent with Cured and Red Burley. I also like this with FlavourArt’s Cuban Supreme and Inawera’s for pipe line.

Popular Pairings

Research suggests that the following are among the most commonly used pairings –
Flavorah’s- Red Burley, Virginia, Cured and Native tobaccos. TFA RY4 Double (get jungle flavours though), Inw Shisha vanilla, Flv mango and TFA Kentucky Bourbon.

This is a good tobacco to mix with creams and or dessert type flavours. Particularly for those that dislike straight tobacco.

Percentages

Solo vape: I use 3 – 4%
Mixed: Try anything from 1 to 3% depending on what you wish to hero.

FLV Virginia Tobacco

Steeped for 4 weeks
Mixed at 4%
Recommended percentages- 
Solo Vape-2-5%
(Not recommended)
Mixed-1-4%
Safety Data Sheet

This is a softer, milder offering, and one that needs supporting tobaccos and or alternate flavours. it is not a stand-alone vape. As with some other Virginia’s, there’s a hay-grassy note,  but it’s far milder than other Virginia’s I’ve tried.

It’s very one dimensional compared to the others here, but it’s not a bad flavour per se, it just needs some extra TLC.

Flavour Notes – Description

A soft generic tobacco being close to a Virginia, with leafy, earthy and hay properties. There’s no harshness and just a smidgen of spice. It’s really a soft flavour and designed only for blending. Unlike the others, this requires a long steep, it’s the only way to discover all the nuances; albeit that there’s not much here. 

This is still a worthwhile flavour to have, and even though there are better Virginia’s out there, it does work well with other Flavorah tobaccos.

Mixing

This is most suited to cigarette blends- layers and or to build a dessert or fruit-based e-liquid. It just doesn’t cut it as a cigar or pipe flavour.
 

Popular Pairings

Research suggests that the following are among the most commonly used pairings –Flavorah flavours- Cured, Kentucky Blend, Red Burly, Cream, Caramel, Coconut. Inawera virginia, vanilla Shisha and their for pipe line.

Percentages

Solo vape: I use around 4%
Mixed: Try anything from 1 to 3% depending on what you wish to hero. 

I’m working on tips for tobaccos and will add them ASAP.

How I Test Flavour Concentrates

All flavours are tested using an RDA – Vandy Vape Pulse 22 BF
Fused Claptons – 2x27g TM N80 and 1x40g N80 
Tested at 25 & 35 watts using Native Wicks Platinum Blend cotton.

All flavours are mixed in a 50-50 blend of PG & VG. Zero nicotine.
Generally steeped for 2 weeks.

Flavour Notes are based on aroma, the 5 ml water test and vaping. 
See our post on Testing Flavours

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