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What is Vaper’s Tongue and How Do You Fix it?

Getting the best flavor out of your e-liquid is one of the most important things for any vaper. Along with getting enough nicotine and putting out a nice cloud of vapor, you want the flavor of your juice to really pop out with every puff. But sometimes, apparently without reason, the flavor you’re getting suddenly diminishes and doesn’t come back with subsequent puffs. There are a few possible causes for this, but it’s generally down to what’s known as “vaper’s tongue” or “flavor fatigue.” But what does this mean and what can you do about it?

 

What is Vaper’s Tongue/Flavor Fatigue?

 

Vaper’s tongue or flavor fatigue describes a sudden apparent loss of taste from your e-liquid during ordinary vaping. You may feel like you can’t taste your e-juice at all. However, it usually just leads to a diminished sense of taste, so you just don’t feel like your juice tastes as strong as it did previously. Most vapers experience it from time to time, and it can last anything from less than a day to a few days.

 

The double name of vaper’s tongue or flavor fatigue reflects some differences in how the issue is explained. The term “vaper’s tongue” refers to the fact that many vapers feel that their tongue is coated with something when they are experiencing the loss of flavor. Whether this is directly related to vaper’s tongue is questionable, though, and the term flavor fatigue is a little broader and potentially more accurate. It’s more like your senses get exhausted as a result of continually vaping one strong flavor in particular, and in practice the most important sense involved is probably your sense of smell, since it’s intricately linked to your perception of taste.

 

The most common explanation for vaper’s tongue / flavor fatigue is that you’ve been vaping the same flavor for too long. In short, your senses get accustomed to the flavor so you don’t notice it as much as you originally did. However, there are other possible reasons you may experience it…

 

Other Potential Causes of Vaper’s Tongue

 

In their post on the issue, E-Cigarette Direct lists other possible causes of vaper’s tongue, and it’s worth considering these as possibilities if you’re experiencing the issue regularly.

 

Firstly, various things can damage your tastebuds, and this could lead to an apparent case of vaper’s tongue. If you both smoke and vape – or if you have an occasional cigarette despite being a vaper most of the time – this can lead to vaper’s tongue because smoking damages your tastebuds. Drinking alcohol can also have the same effect, as can eating very spicy or sour foods. Medicines including lithium, drugs for thyroid conditions, captopril, penicillamine, rifampin and some cancer drugs can lead to the issue, but unfortunately in these cases it’s unlikely you’ll be able to do much about the problem.

 

Dehydration and a dry mouth are common side effects of vaping, because both PG and VG suck moisture from their immediate environment. The dehydration this causes a loss of your sense of taste, and is likely one of the most common causes for vaper’s tongue.

 

Colds and flus are also potential causes of vaper’s tongue because they can lead to a blocked nose, but other issues including gingivitis, vitamin B12 or zinc deficiency and injuries to the mouth, nose or head could also be responsible. Get a doctor to check you out if you have persistent vaper’s tongue and have reduced taste for food and drink too, because one of these conditions or something else could be responsible. Even stress and anxiety can lead to changes in your sense of taste.

 

How to Fix Vaper’s Tongue

 

The main thing to remember is that vaper’s tongue is generally a temporary issue, and you don’t necessarily have to do anything if you’re experiencing it. Your sense of taste will return to normal quickly enough. However, vapers have found that many different approaches can reduce the length of time you experience it for, so these are worth trying if you want to get your sense of taste back to normal sooner.

 

Change Your Flavor

 

The easiest and most widely-recommended solution to vaper’s tongue is to switch to a different flavor. You should switch to a different type of flavor if you’re getting flavor fatigue and you’ve been vaping the same juice for most of the day. Change from a dessert e-juice to a sharper fruity flavor, or from a pure tobacco flavor like Legato to a brighter menthol option like Solo. Solo in particular is a great choice for tackling vaper’s tongue thanks to the powerful, minty nature of the flavor.

 

Drink More Water

 

Drinking a lot of water is a good idea for a vaper anyway, because PG and VG will dehydrate you throughout the day. But if that dehydration is leading to a reduction in your sense of taste, staying well-hydrated could bring back the flavor of your juice much more quickly and even prevent you from getting vapers’ tongue in the first place.

 

Cleanse Your Palate

 

A few of the widely-suggested solutions to flavor fatigue revolve around cleansing your palate in the same way you might do between courses of a meal. You can do this with many different things, but wine tasters often smell fresh coffee grounds to reset their tastebuds, and others recommend sucking on a lemon (or eating lemon sorbet) or even using some mouth wash.

 

Stop Smoking

 

This may be a bit of an obvious suggestion, but since smoking damages your taste buds, if you still have a cigarette regularly or occasionally, quitting as soon as possible will help you get the most out of your e-liquid flavors. Reducing the amount you smoke may help a bit, but your tastebuds won’t really have time to recover until you stop altogether.

 

Check Your Device

 

Although it isn’t technically related to vaper’s tongue, it could be that you’re having trouble tasting your e-liquid because of an issue with your device. If the e-juice tastes “burnt” or if you’re just struggling to pick out the specific flavors, your coil or wick may need replacing, especially if you’ve been using the same one for a over a week or two. A good way to test this is to try the same juice in a different tank or atomizer and see if the problem clears up. If it does, changing the coil or wick on the original tank will likely solve the problem.  

 

If All Else Fails: Wait for Vaper’s Tongue to Clear Up

 

Unfortunately, while you can sometimes get rid of vaper’s tongue a little quicker, sometimes the only thing you can do is wait for the problem to clear up on its own. It might not be ideal, but the good news is that vaper’s tongue is usually temporary. Stay hydrated, keep changing up your flavor and avoid smoking, but know that time might be the only thing that will help you. In the same vein, taking precautions like drinking plenty of water can make it less likely that you’ll get vaper’s tongue, but you will probably still experience it sometimes. All you can usually do is reduce the issue or make it less likely to strike; avoiding or “curing” it entirely isn’t often possible.

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Writer at Black Note
Lee Johnson is a writer and vaper from the UK. He started vaping in 2012, and since then has contributed to E-Cigarette Reviewed, E-Cigarette Direct’s Ashtray Blog and Vaping360. He strongly believes smokers need accurate information about vaping and other reduced-harm alternatives to smoking. He has a degree in physics from the Open University and a passion for all forms of science.
Lee Johnson

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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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