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Steeping E-Juice: Should You Do It?

The flavor of e-liquid is all about perception. Some vapers believe that steeping e-juice enhances the flavor, but is this actually the case or is it all in their minds?  

What is it?

Steeping is the process of aging an e-liquid in order to allow the flavor to enhance but the methods, effects, and process are all highly debated within the vaping community. The idea is that much like a fine wine or bourbon, e-liquid will improve with age. It may involve exposing it to air or occasional shakes but this is purely a technique-based debate. The principle always remains the same. E-liquids are made up of a mixture of propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, flavorings and occasionally water or distilled alcohol. Steeping should help these different ingredients combine better help improve the flavor of the e-liquid.

Should You Do This?

Whether or not you should steep your liquid really comes down to personal preference. Some vapers swear by steeping their e-liquid, some believe it negatively impacts the flavor and some think it has no effect. Whether you steep or not is entirely down to you. If you’re unsure about whether or not too steep, then the best suggestion is to simply try it once and see if you notice any difference in flavor. If you enjoy do notice a flavor boost, you can experiment with other liquids. Remember, every e-liquid is different and steeping can have wildly different effects depending on the juice you decide to use.


There are several different steeping techniques but all follow the same basic set of principles. The main principal is keeping the e-liquid out of the light. The rest depends on exactly how long you wish to spend on the steeping process.


The first method is the most basic. Simply take your bottle of e-liquid and put it in a cool, dry and dark place. Give it an occasional shake to ensure the liquid is still mixed together. Some vapers like to take the cap off occasionally and let the e-liquid breathe but this has a limited effect. There is no set amount of time to do this for, it is very much a case of trial and error. Different flavors require different amounts of time.

Menthol and Fruit

Most menthol and fruit flavors require little steeping time – two weeks is usually fine for them. You should also avoid allowing these flavors to breathe because they tend to react badly to oxygen.


Most tobacco flavors are highly complex and will benefit from between two and four weeks of steeping. This time allows the subtle flavor notes to really come out. These types of flavors do not adversely react with oxygen so it is worth allowing some breathing time during the steeping process.

Accelerated Methods

The vaping community loves to experiment and steeping is one area where new developments are often made. These are some of the quick steeping techniques they have discovered.


By far the simplest way is to use a stirrer. This allows air to be mixed into the e-liquid and helps all the elements combine. Some have tried magnetic stirrers as a way to further speed up this process. Stirring can have a positive effect but it is probably best if combined with a slow method. For instance, store your e-liquid in dry and dark place but every other day when you let it breathe give it a little stir too. This will reduce the amount of time it takes for your e-liquid’s flavor profile to improve.


While completely contrary to the regular rules of slow steeping, heating can improve flavor. This can be done in a number of ways. The most common method is to place e-liquid bottles in a warm water bath. Glass bottles are best for this but the melting point of plastic is much higher than that of warm water, so any e-liquid should be fine for this technique. Avoid high temperatures though because this can be very dangerous with both glass and plastic. Let your e-liquid sit in the warm water for ten to fifteen minutes. Try the e-liquid after this and repeat the process until you get the desired flavor. Alternatively, if you don’t want to use warm water, you could place your e-liquid in warm rice for the same effect.


The biggest worries most vapers have when it comes to steeping is that the nicotine content will decline, contamination will occur and that the chemical composition will change. All of these are very real concerns but generally, steeping will not cause any of these problems to occur. You only open the bottle for a little time each day which limits the risk of contamination. Nicotine tends to degrade in sunlight, not just heat. The chemical composition will not wildly change because you steep the liquid. These concerns may be valid but so long as you follow best practice there is no real risk of any of this.

Will you try steeping your e-liquid? Do you think it enhances flavor? Share your thoughts in the comments and on our social media pages.

Michael Grey
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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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