Name and Format: Tabiya (Five Pawns) – E-liquid 60 ml – received by the manufacturer
Batch: 014 – bottle 175/300
Nico: 3 mg/ml
Declared base: 30 PG / 70VG
Expiry date: 08-15-2020
Devices: Lost Vape Therion 75W + Ammit MTL RDA single fused clapton coil 0,75 ohm (Ni80 30 awg x 2 + Ni80 38 awg) with Native Wicks cotton.
When in ten years starting from now we will talk about vape and the most prestigious brands that have made the history of this sector, certainly among the e-liquids manufacturers, we will count among the most renowned brands, Five Pawns. The Irvine company in ten years will have certainly written important pages of the history of vaping, but Five Pawns is the present and fortunately for us it is on the market ready to meet the needs of enthusiast vapers with products of the highest quality. Since 2012, the Californian company has built a solid international reputation thanks to the creation of unforgettable e-liquids such as Castle Long (above all), Grandmaster and Gambit.
Five Pawns is part of that small circle of companies that we at The Flavourist consider to belong to the so-called vaping aristocracy, companies that stand out for the absolute quality of the raw materials used and for the elegance with which e-liquids taste on the palate of the vaper. But there is another element that further distinguishes Five Pawns from other noble brands of the vaping world and is innovation combined with creativity. I love saying it: Five Pawns’ guys stay always one step ahead.
And to prove it, starting from today we will talk about the two new lines by American brand: the Blue line and the Red line.
For the Blue line we kindly received from the manufacturer three of the five e-liquids at moment available on the market, reminding you that although we have 60 ml e-liquid ready to vape bottles, in Italy these products are marketed in the aroma shot series format (20 ml of concentrated aroma to which should be added 40 ml between vegetable glycerine and eventually a nicotine booster). I will not dwell on the well-kept packaging of the product, to which Five Pawns has accustomed us for some time, combining class and elegance with the completeness of the information for the vaper, but I would like to tell you about the peculiarity of this Blue line. It is a line that for the first time on the vaping scene proposes the sea salt as one of the ingredients that make up the mix. Sea salt???
Yes, you read correctly, sea salted flavor. So while hundreds of brands all over the world are struggling to catch up on sweet recipes already seen many times, playing only with a bit of imagination to diversify the official descriptions that accompany them, Five Pawns rewrites the rules of the game and launches itself in a completely new challenge. This is innovation.
It’s all about understanding if the guys from Irvine will manage to come out winners from this challenge and we’re here to find out.
The first e-liquid from the Blue line that is going to be tested is Tabiya:
Juicy, ripe, and green honeydew melon that has been sprinkled with artisan sea salt and garnished with fresh mint leaves. Fruity, fresh, and slightly salty flavor notes make up this refreshing blend.
The opening of the bottle for the usual smell test, presents me a fragrant menthol stamp that captures the scene by placing itself definitely in the foreground. Only after a few moments it’s possible to perceive a delicate nuance of melon which, although with difficulty, can be appreciated for its graceful and very natural tone. The general imprint of this e-liquid clearly suggests its seasonal location, obviously in the summer. Ready to find out more with the vape test.
After checking and testing Tabiya on different atomizers, I decided to vape it on the Ammit MTL RDA by Geek Vape.
On vaping the first thing that strikes in inhalation is the kindness with which Tabiya proposes to my taste buds. A kindness that goes hand by hand with a feeling of extreme naturalness of the whole aromatic structure and this makes the puff particularly appreciable even if it is a “simple” creation for quantities of ingredients used in its formulation. A fresh mentholate sensation immediately presents itself on the palate, even if it appears less intrusive than what is perceived on the smell.
The vivacity of mint as in a fresh spring day through fragrant fields of hills, slowly introduces light and fragrant melon nuances. Actually, it does not really look like a melon; the taste is delicately sweet, the flavor recalls that of a “barattiere”, a bit watermelon, a bit cucumber but with a sweeter note. In fact, In America, there’s a type of melon that, as we read, seems to have just these characteristics, is called honeydew, in Italian “rugiada di miele”.
Its tasty and gentle flavor develops in the heart of the puff and accompanies us to the notes of exhalation where the taste of the melon is tickled by the long-awaited saline elements that soften the sweetness of the melon almost in a perpetual change between sweet and savory. None of the two timbre prevails and blurs the other. The aromatic persistence is light, the desire to savor it for a long time is a lot, even out of summer season.
Mint livens up, the melon catches, the salt teases: here is Tabiya, from the Blue line by Five Pawns.
Pro: Finally a “real” melon flavor that embellishes a simple but extremely graceful recipe.
Cons: We would have preferred a mint reduced contribution.