DB Liquids! Part one!

First, I’d like to apologize to all four of you that are reading this.  I’ve wanted to do this review for almost a month now, but it’s been a hectic month full of things like our computer quitting life, losing my job, and focusing on my health by embarking on a Whole 30 challenge.  I also wanted to go to Vape NY, my local brick & mortar store, and pick up fresh atomizers for dripping because I feel that you get all of the flavor when you drip.  

Also, I’d like to add that I love dripping.  I really do.  You can really experience the complexities of a well formulated juice when you drip.  Dripping just provides something that tanks do not.  Tanks are great, I have my favorites, but there’s always a little something missing.  Dripping is not convenient for on the go, but for lounging around the house purposes it’s my favorite.  

Speaking of well formulated juice, today I am finally reviewing the wonderful DB Liquids.  I challenged myself when I ordered because there are so many juices out there, I had been almost exclusively vaping sweet, fruity flavors.  So I boldly ordered some juices I didn’t know if I would like.  I couldn’t decide, so I opted for one of the sampler packs.  The flavors I chose were Green Chai, Banana Pudding, Peach Tea, Black Tea, Mango Dragon Madness, and was graciously given a 3 ml sample of Zensation Tea.  They are all a 50/50 PG/VG blend, and all of them are 12 mg.  

I must say right off the bat that I am super impressed by DB Liquids processing and shipping.  TWO DAYS!  TWO DAYS!  TWO DAYS!  This is lightning fast in vaper time.  I got my order in two days.  It shipped from Alabama and arrived safe and sound, lovingly packaged at my door in NYC in 48 hours.  The package was sent first class USPS and cost me a whopping two dollars and seven cents.  My samples were bubble wrapped and tucked into a box, and arrived in 6 ML squeeze bottles.  Getting the juice out is easy, as it is a softer but durable plastic.  The labels are easy to read and clearly marked with the PG/VG content, the nicotine level, and the name of the flavor.  

5/5 for packaging and shipping.

Onto the good stuff!  I am doing the flavor reviews in two parts, because I have so many.  Six is a lot for me!  I will do three now.  

Green Chai! 

I was nervous to head to the Tea and Tobacco flavor section, to be honest.  I am nervous to try new things sometimes because I know what I like and that’s just how I am with everything.  Coffee.  Brand of bacon.  Toothpaste.  I know what I like.  But I challenged myself!  (Quick aside; at a local meet up recently, a fellow vaper had a massive bottle of StrawberRY4 and it smelled absolutely divine.  I will be trying it!)  

This Green Chai is an astonishingly robust vape.  I have not had anything like it, so I do not have a basis of comparison.  I was immediately impressed with this when I dripped some right out of the package.  Now, almost a month later, I am dripping it again, and the richness and complexity of the juice has really come through.  On the inhale, there is a faint but delectable sweetness.  I stress faint.  This is not a sweet vape though it will absolutely appeal to people seeking a sweeter tea flavor.  As the vapor hits your tongue, you will get a true cinnamon taste, like the cinnamon stick you might swirl in a cup of cocoa.  It’s a spicy vape, a hearty mix of all things chai; anise, cardamom, and I even detect a wee bit of a fennel, akin to the fennel seeds you are offered after you feast on Chana Masala at an Indian restaurant.  It’s a rather lovely vape, unlike anything I’ve tried before.  On the exhale, you get a nice vegetal finish.  It’s crisp, and it reminds me of being on top of Mt. Si in Washington state.  Herby, spicy, sweet.  The liquid produces and abundance of vapor.  If you have not tried a tea flavor yet, I highly recommend this.  If you’re a tea enthusiast, to the point of owning a tea flavor wheel, you’ll find this to be a lovely compliment to a cup of pu’er.  A vaping delicacy, but definitely in the running as an all-day vape.  To be noted: If you’re going to drip this, dedicate an atomizer to it unless you are a mistress or master of cleaning your attys!  The flavor lingers, I consider this to be a good thing.  

Black Tea!

I opened the link to this and noticed something that I did not notice last time, which is probably because I wasn’t paying attention.  DB Liquids gives you some really awesome options!  You can double the flavor, or add menthol, spicy, sweet, sour, cold, or bitter to your juice order.  That’s excellent!  I think this Black Tea would be amazing with a “cold” touch to it.

I’m from above the Mason-Dixon line, so I probably shouldn’t pretend I am any kind of authority on sweet tea, but this juice slightly reminds me of sweet tea.  Sweet tea isn’t something we do well here in the Northeast.  So when I get the opportunity to venture into the south, I eagerly await the first opportunity I get to sip on a bucket sized amount of sweet tea.  It’s a guilty pleasure of mine.  

The inhale is faintly sweet, similar to the Green Chai.  It is grassy and slightly cool on the exhale, reminiscent of backyard loungin’ on a hot August night.  This is botanic and honeyed, but lacking the tongue numbing saccharine taste that other sweet juices carry.  It gives me a very strange olfactory memory of the sensation you get before you bite into a butter lettuce salad – just fresh and crisp.  It’s the most curious of the tea flavors I’ve tried so far, and I love it.  This is definitely an all-day vape.  It will satiate your palate and calm your sweet tooth, and hopefully flood your mind with memories of adventurous summer nights.  

Banana Pudding!

Ok, this juice is very straight forward.  Pleasantly sweet on the inhale, I don’t feel the need for any additionally sweetness added to it.  It has the taste of a banana that is perfectly ripe, tickled with a few brown spots on the peel but not overly soft yet.  It’s an honest banana flavor, which is impressive because I’ve found that banana flavored things often produce a sort of rotten nasally sensation, like what it’s like to be behind a sanitation truck in NYC during a heatwave.  This is the opposite of that.  It is a fresh but slightly syrupy vape with an amazing scent that lingers in the air.  The exhale is wonderful, bringing you very hinted notes of cream, caramel, and vanilla.  Thick delicious clouds of vapor will wrap themselves around you.  I highly recommend this as a dessert vape, and an all-day vape for those of you with a sweet tooth.  

Again, all of these juices are a 50/50 blend of PG/VG.  They are excellent for dripping and should not gunk up a tank.  If you are using a top coil tank, I do recommend that you occasionally tilt and swirl your PV as to make sure the coils are thoroughly saturated.  

5/5 for product consistency and ease of use, 5/5 for vape flavor and clouds.

I really love DB Liquids.  Everything from ordering to vaping has been without hassle.  I am fairly certain that they’re new, but I can see them competing with some vendors who are already established as premium juice suppliers.  I hope that you enjoyed this review and I hope that you’ll try some soon!  

FYI, DB Liquids is also on reddit and you can find them here.  There are deals posted and other reviews as well.  Go forth and order yourself some of the liquids I’ve reviewed thus far!

5/5 for website and service.  

My first review! My first Vapor Chef order! Hooray!

I am still new to vaping, and as such I haven’t tried a wide variety of stuff yet.  I’ve ordered from Mount Baker Vapor, and I’ve purchased some things from Vape NY.

I ordered Unicorn Poop, Honey Peary, and Bloody Mango from The Vapor Chef.  All in 12 mg (trying to slowly cut down), and the blend is 50/50 pg/vg.  I am dripping all of them for the best taste.  I use a basic eGo battery and a boring atomizer, but it’s what I prefer.  I’m pretty simple.  Also, I am using this tank. It is wonderful and produces so many clouds.  As far as I know, you can ONLY get it at Vape NY but Google may prove me wrong.  Please buy one or two, you will thank me later.  I am using this drip set up.  Moving along…

– The packaging was great.  Packed in peanuts, bubbled wrapped bottles as they are glass with droppers.  Pretty cool, definitely better than having to smush a plastic bottle with your fingers.  I really like the droppers.  No waste, no spillage, no leaks.  The bottles are also sealed which although a minor detail, really illustrates the level of care about their quality.  The only thing is that the bottle labels themselves have printing that is a wee bit blurry.  This is not an issue for me at all but I could see it being frustrating for someone who has vision issues.

5/5 for packaging and shipping.

– The products themselves were almost a novelty for me!  The 50/50 blend is a nice, syrupy consistency, much different than what I am used to – I usually order from MBV and get 80pg/20vg – this will change.  I immediately noticed less leakage when I drip.  Cool.  Nothing worse than trying to cook dinner for your boyfriend and having to wipe off juice as you go along.  Again, the dropper bottle has changed vaping for me.  Dripping is so much nicer now!

– To get it out of the way, the vape on these juices is great.  CLOUDS FOR DAYS!  Again, I will give partial credit to the gear I am using!  I immediately vaped the Bloody Mango.  It’s a subtle vape, like all three of the juices I purchased.  The mango notes are especially pronounced on the exhale.  On the inhale, as soon as the vapor hits the tip of my tongue, I immediately detect the sweet nectar taste of an orange.  It’s not at all overwhelming, and this juice will make an excellent all-day vape.  This juice reminds me of the mango infused water I sipped on a very hot day in Southern California once while wild fires were raging in the distance.  Delightful.  Will order it again, as this is the perfect juice for sweltering NYC summer days.  I also filled a fresh tank with this and the tank didn’t throw a temper tantrum so I’m glad.

– Honey Peary!  A delectable and subtly sweet juice with notes of honeysuckle.  If you’ve never plucked a honey suckle off of a bush and brushed the nectar onto your lips then licked them, go do that because your life isn’t complete yet.  That’s what Honey Peary is to me.  It’s a nostalgic vape, and the scent of the vapor is lingering.  I love this, I really do.  It reminds me of late spring as a child.  I do taste more honeydew in this juice than pear or strawberry, and I am ok with that.  It pairs really well with the Kerrygold Dubliner cheese that I am snacking on at the moment, for the record.  I will probably vape this when I am drinking Oolong tea, as well.  I will report back in the chance that any of you who have made it this far are even remotely interested in my tea/vape pairings, haha.  🙂

– Unicorn Poop!  The raspberry is strong with this one!  I was expecting a little bit more of cupcake flavor.  I am probably the first to say this, but I honestly don’t know yet if I like it.  I am going to buy a brand new atomizer for this and give it another go.  The raspberry seems dominant, a teeny bit overwhelming.  I don’t detect the blueberry notes at all, which is disheartening only because I’ve yet to find an all-day blueberry vape.  I am unsure if I would order this again.  It is a very sweet vape, and I will vape this when I am drowning myself in lemonade later this evening while I try to give myself relief from the humidity of the city.

EDIT: A few weeks after letting the Unicorn Poop (Now known as Unicorn Juice on their site) sit, it tastes like Chambord. Am pleased! Very pleased indeed. Letting this one “steep” really brings out the raspberry in a more mature way. It’s like pouring a shot of Chambord over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, absolutely divine.

– TVC was so kind to send me a teeny sample of Cranapple, and my only qualm with it is that I didn’t think to order it myself.  This is my favorite so far!  The lack of astringent taste that is so common with cranberry flavored anything is impressive itself.  Like all of the other juices I’ve ordered from TVC, it is subtle overall and the apple notes are elusive and tease you, which makes me want to vape this all day long.  Thank you for sending this, TheVaporChef.  I will absolutely include this on my next order.

5/5 for product consistency and ease of use, 4.5/5 for vape flavor and clouds

I’d also like to rate their website.  THANK YOU for the clean design, the easy to navigate links, and the smooth ordering process.

5/5 for website and service.

Tl;dr Nostalgic vapes, CLOUDS FOR DAYS!, my olfactory sense is pleased, will order again.  Didn’t thoroughly enjoy Unicorn Poop, please don’t bring out the pitchforks.  Great service, easy to order, great packaging, great website.