Honest review time: Jazzy and Maria from VapeStash

At the recent CVE in Toronto I was helping out at a friends booth and just opposite us was a very familiar and friendly face. He just happens to be a fellow redditor and at this point I’d also like to consider him a friend. He’s an extremely talented individual who makes the most beautiful hand turned drip tips but also happens to make some pretty fantastic eliquids as well. If you haven’t guessed it yet I’m talking about the one and only Paul of Vapestash fame and when last I saw him he set me up with his two latest creations. Paul likes to do things a bit differently and since I’ve not been let down by Paul yet I was of course jazzed to try them out. Here are my honest thoughts on Jazzy and Maria from VapeStash Drips!!

Bottles:

The juices came in authentic 30ml Chubby Gorilla unicorn style bottles with simple paper labels bearing a mustache which relates back to the name VapeStash, although I’ve met Paul and he’s yet to sport one that I’ve seen. They might not be the fanciest of labels but they still contain all the info we like to see and they do the job so no complaints from me. The juices come in a 70vg blend and the ones I got were both in 3mg. Here’s a shot of the bottles I was handed:

Setup:

Testing was done mostly in a Hadaly clone with a three core alien(3×28/36ni80) build from the Canadian Coil makers SaddleHorse Blues, 4/5 wraps on a 2.5mm coming out to 0.28 ohms and running between 35-45w. Using Puff cotton, rda rinsed and rewicked in between. Here’s a shot of a fresh build:

Remember taste is subjective and results will vary! Click the titles for links to the products!!


Jazzy

Site description: This jasmine blossom tea is highly fragrant and subtly sweet.

My thoughts: I’m going to start by saying this one definitely won’t be for everyone and to be honest it’s not really for me either but I’ll still give it a fair review. Jazzy is an interesting take on a jasmine tea flavour that to me is bright fragrant and floral. I get little hints of flowery notes like rose petal, hibiscus and jasmine from it with just the faintest sweetness on the tail end. Jasmine tea is usually made with a green tea base but it’s not uncommon for it to be made with a white or black tea either. With Jazzy I have to say I don’t really pick up a strong tea note whether green, white or black. If there is some tea in it it’s mostly getting overwhelmed by the fairly strong notes of jasmine in the mix. I picture this as something moms and grandmas would particularly enjoy with it’s fragrant and floral notes. It reminds me of a nice blend from Davids Teas or something like that just a little beyond a regular cup of tea. I do kind of wish I got a touch more of a tea flavour from it but as it stands it’s mostly about the Jasmine. It’s definitely not something I could vape all day but it would pair nicely with a hot cup of tea on a cool fall morning. I’d say this one will be for fans of the more floral savoury flavours and if my mother vaped I’m pretty sure she’d adore this one!!

Maria

Site description: A mix of light tobaccos with cigarillo notes and just a hint of sweetness.

My thoughts: When I talked with Paul he expressed some reluctance in creating a tobacco flavour. This is his first one and after giving it a try I think it’s pretty safe to say he’s got nothing to worry about, the man knows how to mix some juice. From Maria I get a fairly young tobacco that’s a bit fresh but not sharp as fresh tobaccos are oft to be, think cigar or pipe tobacco and you’ll get the idea. It’s got hints of sweeter dry cured tobacco mixed in and like the description implies it’s got a nice cigarillo flavour to it. It’s not loaded with sweet dessert flavours or anything like that, just a nice blend of comforting tobacco flavours. It reminds me a bit of smoking those vanilla tipped cigarillos back before flavoured tobaccos were banned, sort of a deep manly tobacco flavour with just a light sweetness. It might be thanks to that hint of sweetness this one mentions that I get a slight taste of vanilla or something like similar. It’s actually really pleasant and leaves a wonderful taste on the lips that kept me going back for more. Considering this is only Pauls first attempt at a tobacco flavour I’d say he’s already got it figured out. After cracking the bottle it got loaded in to a Kayfun where it stayed until the bottle was empty. It has a really soft nature even being a fresher tobacco flavour there’s nothing about this one that’s harsh or biting, just a nice smooth and enjoyable tobacco blend.


Overall:

Much like the tips he creates Paul makes some really fantastic and really unique flavours and while Jazzy might not be quite my cup of tea I thoroughly enjoyed his take on a straightforward tobacco flavour. I always make a point of stopping by his booth at any convention to pick up at the very least one of his gorgeously hand turned tips.  Not only is he an incredibly talented artist with the lathe but with he’s equally talented at mixing juice. Definitely one to check out if you haven’t already. So huge thanks to Paul once again for setting me up with some juice to review, you sir are a true artist!!!