The Plume Room eJuice Review
Lead Writer: Julia Barnes, along with Tom McBride, Jason Little, Lisa Johnston, Chelsey Laney
The very first thing you notice about The Plume Room is the packaging. Talk about impressive! I’m not talking about the USPS Priority Mail box that most packages arrive in these days, but instead the one you are presented with inside the USPS box, the glossy black box about 8” square. The Plume Room box is a thick, well-constructed container with a ‘fold’ in the lid that reveals the glass cobalt blue bottles holding the various flavors of eJuice, with black labels for a gorgeous white font spelling out the contents of the eJuice inside each bottle. Like fancy products sold in such stores like Saks 5th Ave, Bloomingdales, and even Neiman Marcus, these bottles have a black “tag” tied around the top of the bottle, under the screw-on cap. Taken together it is the best physical presentation for eJuice that any of us had ever seen. The Plume Room made its impression on us and we hadn’t even opened a single bottle of juice yet. First impressions, you got to hand it to them, they know how to make one.
But packaging is only part of an eJuice review. Some of the most delicious eJuice we’ve tried came in plastic bottles with typewriter-like print on inexpensive lick-on labels. We’ve even reviewed eJuice that arrived in amber bottles with the names of the eJuice written across a masking tape label with a black marker. The juice instead was awesome. You can’t tell how delicious, or unappetizing an eJuice will be simply by looking at the bottle.
Beautiful packaging is a great start to the process and The Plume Room bottles, as it turns out, will be deservedly displayed on our shelves. Personally, I hope that as the industry grows more and more eJuice companies will pay more attention to the presentation and follow The Plume Room’s example.
The Hardware: My team has the option to use hardware they already own and use for their leisure time vaping, or the vaping hardware from the stockroom. For this review the following hardware and accessories were chosen:
- The Totally Wicked eGo-C Twist w/CE4 Clearomizers
- The Apollo VTube (Red) w/3ML Texas Tuff Tanks
- The Totally Wicked “Odyssey” (single coil carto version)
- The ProVape ProVari Mini w/6ML Tank – Premium eCigs
- Johnson Creek Vea w/Vea Rev-1 Cartomizers
As you can see, the team is leaning more and more on tanks and variable voltage hardware and getting away from mini-batteries. While the mini-eCigs are still viable products for public vaping they just can’t compare to the larger battery systems in the flavor and vapor departments. I choose the Johnson Creek Vea and took the last 11 cartomizers from the stock room.
Review Preparation: As always, the team was given their share of eJuice, divided equally, and for a period of 72 consecutive hours exclusively vaped The Plume Room eJuice.
Two days after the 72-hour period of review we met to discuss what we ‘experienced’ with the eJuice. The quotes from the team members are sometimes truncated for length. Since these reviews always seem to run more than 4000 words we try to distill the most pertinent thoughts from each team member.
Because you will read the truncated remarks by a team of five, for 10 flavors of ejuice, it might be a good idea to read half the review now and save have for later. These reviews are written to be a guide to choosing flavors, so feel free to use it as a reference tool when you order from The Plume Room. Finding the team member with whom you have similar ‘tastes’ may give you an advantage when it comes to making the right choice. If you’ve never ordered from The Plume Room before, this review/guide will give you the insights you may need.
A Word About Taste Testing: We receive a lot of email (but very few comments. Come on folks, leave more comments for other readers to peruse, it would aid the entire vaping community if you add your two cents) about the language we sometimes use to describe a flavor.
Let me take a minute to explain why you will sometimes read harsh, or strongly worded language; the comments from the team members are taken from ‘discussions’ we have, while the team members bring reams of notes with them, the lead writer captures their actual spoken comments. Sometimes these comments are critically harsh or overly positive, but they do capture the true, honest, expression of the team member.
Every company that submits their eJuice for review understands, going in, that their eJuice will be given an honest review and if someone on the team strongly dislikes the eJuice we’re going to print it. The same goes if they are very enthusiastic about it. We’ve yet to receive any critical email or phone calls from any ejuice company we’ve reviewed. This aspect of our reviews cannot change. But, you are MORE than welcome to leave your own thoughts below in the comments section, especially if you have experience with the eJuice under review, or if you disagree with any of the team members. The more voices the better.
The Plume Room eJuice Flavors: When we decide to review an eJuice brand we allow the company to decide which flavors we will review. We do make it known to them that our least liked flavors include “menthol”; so we ask that they limit it to 1 or 2. Nicotine strength is in the medium range, and the PG/VG mix is left up to the company, we tell them to submit their mixes, as they believe is best represented.
The Flavors: Below is the list of flavors we are reviewing for The Plume Room:
- Marlboro Type Custom Blend – 12MG
- Summer Peach 50/50 – 12MG
- Newport Type Custom Blend – 12MG
- Peanut Butter Crème Pie – 12MG
- Creamy Chai – 12MG
- Artic Cowboy - 12MG
- Magic Melon Medley 50/50 - 12MG
- Toasted Turkish Twist – 12MG
- Honey Fig Tobacco – 12MG
- Vanilla Caramel Frappuccino – 12MG
The Rating Scale: The rating scale can change depending on the lead writer. This is very important to know going in. By changing the lead writer on our reviews we can obtain slightly different perspectives, which we think leads to ultimately better reviews over the long term. The rating scale for this review is as follows:
- 5 Stars – Amazingly delicious. A flavor I would add to my regular vaping rotation immediately. A great vape, very special. Hit it out of the park!
- 4 Stars – A delicious flavor. I enjoyed it immensely. I could add this flavor to my rotation. I truly enjoyed it, but it didn’t quite hit it out the park.
- 3 Stars – An okay flavor, but a bit common. I enjoyed it, but not enough to write room about it.
- 2 Stars – Not very interesting. While not horrible, it wasn’t enough to keep me interested. I would not add this to my regular rotation.
- 1 Star – Just not good at all. Not much to like about it. Would not vape this flavor again, nor recommend it to anyone.
- 0 Stars – Simply put, I hated it.
Availability and Pricing: – You can order bottles of eJuice in 5ML, 15ML, and 30ML sizes. We think the 5ML is really too small, but at $3.99 it is priced right as a sampler. Still, unless you really just want to sample them you would be much better off going for the 15ML size at just $6.99, a great price! Once you know you like it enough to want to add it to your collection the 30ML size is the most economical.
Nicotine – The eJuice is available in 0MG, 6MG, 12MG, 18MG and 24MG nicotine strengths. Many of the flavors reviewed below are so good we could definitely see ourselves ordering 0MG nicotine just to be able to vape all day long without having to worry about nicotine overconsumption.
The Plume Room Hardware: Although we do not have one to review, The Plume Room offers some great products that they are so confident in that they have branded them with The Plume Room name and logo. TPR is currently upgrading all their kits so there isn’t much available right now, but in the next couple of weeks to a month they will be offerings some excellent hardware at excellent prices.
The Plume Room Signature: It seems that every eJuice brand have an underlying signature flavor. Some of us call it their “base” flavor on which other flavors are created. Perhaps the mixer came up with a good tobacco blend and built out from there. This is known as the “Signature” for that particular brand.
The Plume Room has no such signature. Each flavor stands on it’s own. From flavor to flavor, each was distinct and original. To the team this meant that The Plume Room brand did not “build out” from a single base flavor and instead created each one as an “original”. We can’t say for sure, but that’s how it seemed to us. This is a huge positive.
Throat Hit and Vapor: As the lead writer I place less importance on the throat hit than many others who have reviewed eJuice for Spinfuel as the lead writer.
Having said that, each of the flavors reviewed produced a light to medium throat hit, none of them produced a hard throat hit (except for Artic Cowboy, which was huge). There are many factors at play for getting a throat hit, from the nicotine strength to the method of vaping, to the hardware you use and the mix of PG/VG. To me, it’s just not that big a deal.
Vapor, on the other hand, is a huge deal. The entire team reported good vapor production on all the flavors, and I agree. Naturally it varied, and it seems as though the PG/VG mix for the particular flavors were the main factor.
Vapor production can be hindered or helped based on the same factors that affect throat hits. If vapor is important to you, rest easy. The Plume Room eJuice produces really good vapor. (After the review was over I loaded up a Halo eCigs LR, low resistance, cartomizer with Sweet Peach and was blown away by the warmth of the vape and the incredible amount of vapor.)
And now… the Taste Test. The Moment of Truth.
Note* The flavors were chosen at random. By placing a post-it note with the name of the flavor into a box we would pick a flavor and go from there.
Honey Fig Tobacco – The Plume Room (TPR) describes this flavor as “A unique mixture which exhibits the mellow, earthy flavor of Virginia intertwined with rich honey and a discreet top note of fresh fig.” Our Team says…
Julia: 5 Stars – Hit it right out of the park! Before I vaped this I was intrigued by the name; anything with “figs” in the title is going to grab my attention.
Adding honey and tobacco in the name, well, I wanted to like this flavor from the get-go. Andrea described the flavor accurately, a mellow, earthy blend with the sweetness of honey and the hint of fig. Real fig taste I might add. Very interesting, and very delicious. A definite winner.
Tom: 5 Stars – As a tobacco enthusiast this flavor had me from the first vape to the last. Brilliantly blended, expertly executed. This will become a regular with me. Original and delicious.
Jason: 4 Stars – It was certainly delicious and I really enjoyed it. However, the one thing that stopped me from awarding that 5th star was the fig flavor. Then again, without it you have a distinct honey tobacco so I think she was correct to add the fig and create an original blend. I will continue to vape this flavor because it is delicious, but I can’t add it to my regular rotation.
Lisa: 5 Stars – I love this job for precisely this reason; this is such an original flavor and you can’t ignore it. Everything was perfectly blended in just the right amounts. A showstopper, an award winner, one of the best.
Chelsey: 4 Stars – Very original, yes, and quite good. It could have been a little sweeter though. I got the tobacco and the fig flavors immediately, though I was expecting something sweeter than I got. I like it, a lot, but it did not hit it out of the park for me.
Marlboro Blend: TPR describes this as; “A cigarette type e liquid with natural tobacco extract crafted in the spirit of Marlboro. Specifically developed for new vapers seeking high throat hit and flavor.” To which our team says;
Julia: 5 Stars (with a caveat) – This is a first for me. Up until the first moment I vaped this flavor I did not believe it was possible, truly possible, to create an eJuice that precisely duplicates the flavor and feel of a real cigarette.
Most brands I’ve tried that create tobacco flavors go for a richer cigarette or pipe, or even a cigar tobacco flavor, a true cigarette flavor has eluded me. Until now. TPR’s Marlboro blend is the closest you will get to a real cigarette, period.
Of the more than 300 flavors I’ve tried this year, this one doesn’t come close to duplicating a cigarette flavor, it actually duplicates it.
I’ll end it with this; if you ever get a craving for a real cigarette, pour a couple of milliliters of this blend into your tank and vape it for a while. The cravings will disappear. Not my favorite flavor of the bunch, but the most astounding flavor for sure.
Tom: 5 Stars (and then some) – This is the flavor I have been searching for since I switched to eCigarettes. I was shocked. Others have come close but no one has ever nailed it. The Plume Room nailed it. This is a cigarette in liquid form. I added it to my rotation immediately. If Andrea ever stops making this blend I’m going to be very upset.
Jason: 5 – Stars Holy S**t, how’d she do that? Unlike Tom, I got off cigarettes and never looked back. I like the flavors of eJuice, not cigarettes. So awarding these 5 stars is based on The Plume Room having perfected the cigarette flavor. But I won’t vape this again because it’s TOO close to a cigarette.
Lisa: 5 stars (execution) 2 Stars (personal choice) – This Marlboro blend is good for one thing, getting someone off cigarettes. Someone who became really addicted to cigarettes and wants to relive that flavor everyday without going back to dangerous tobacco cigarettes would find salvation with this blend.
I agree that this is the closest to a real cigarette that any flavor I’ve ever tried has attained, but I have to ask; why would you want to vape this if you’ve been off cigarettes for a while? I didn’t like the taste of Marlboro blend, or the way it made me feel. I felt like a smoker. This flavor is a 5-star flavor simply because it was executed beautifully, and just because I don’t want to vape a flavor that duplicates Marlboro doesn’t mean it isn’t a great eJuice. It is.
Chelsey: 5 Stars – How did The Plume Room do this when so many others have failed? There are some big companies out there trying to replicate the cigarette taste and come pretty close, but they can’t get all the way there. Andrea got there. How? I have no idea, but she did. I loved this, added it to my rotation, and yet feel guilty about it. This friends, is a cigarette.
Sweet Peach: The Plume Room describes Sweet Peach as “There is nothing like sinking your teeth into a juicy, fragrant, sun-ripened peach. This is a delightful peach flavor: sweet & tangy without being overly fragrant. (Even if you do not normally vape fruit, you may love this!)” To which our team replies;
Julia: 5 Stars – If I had to pick one flavor out of the 10 that we reviewed this would be my #1 choice. Sweet, real peaches come through this vape more than any other peach flavor I’ve ever tried. Sweet Peach is delicious, just sweet enough and full of flavor. I loved this, and I have already added it to my daily rotation. Peach doesn’t get better than this.
Tom: 5 Stars – Sweet Peach is a delicious flavor and I enjoyed the heck out of it. This is a very real, very good peach flavor, and surprisingly accurate to the fruit. This company can make juice. Having said that, will this be in my rotation? Probably not. But only because I’m not a huge fan of fruity flavors. But I cannot deny that Sweet Peach is one amazing vape.
Jason: 5 Stars – Oh Tom, come on, you know you loved it. How could you not? This is one of the best tasting flavors of the bunch. A perfect sweetness aligned with a perfect peach flavor, this is a homerun in every sense of the word. Remarkable.
Lisa: 5 Stars – What a great tasting peach blend! I loved it. Not overly sweet, it’s just right. Peach flavor is true and accurate. One of the top flavors by The Plume Room (of the 10 we reviewed). Now I really want to review the rest of her line.
Chelsey: 5 Stars – Seriously, how good is this? I was knocked out by how delicious Sweet Peach is. The Plume Room does an excellent job on all their flavors, but this one was special to me. I vaped this flavor the longest, I couldn’t get enough. Brilliantly blended with just the right amount of sweet and the right amount of peach. Wonderful!
Artic Cowboy – The Plume Room says; “Medium bodied tobacco with a touch of vanilla & cool mint. Mildly sweet with a full tobacco flavor and great throat hit.“ Our team replied:
Julia: 4 Stars – While I was loading up a tank with Artic Cowboy I was expecting a dark tobacco flavored that had been infused with menthol. It turned out to be more complex than that. I’m not a huge menthol Vaper, but Artic Cowboy is pretty damn good. A very earthy tobacco flavor with hints of fine vanilla, and instead of that menthol kick you are greeted instead by a mint flavor. Milder than menthol, the mint adds a touch of sweetness and a cool inhale. Much better than I expected.
Tom: 5 Stars – As a cool menthol vape Artic Cowboy was awesome. The tobacco flavor wasn’t the same as their Turkish or Marlboro; it was richer, mellower. Perhaps that was the vanilla blending with the tobacco, but whatever it was it was good. I’m not crazy about menthol but Artic Cowboy is going to change that. I decided to add this to my rotation, especially on hot days. Great job!
Jason: 4 Stars – Not a homerun, but close. I loved their idea of menthol, more mint than menthol so it more flavorful. Sweeter too. The tobacco and vanilla were nearly perfect as well. This was just sweet enough to make it a great vape.
Lisa: 4 Stars – Yes, I agree this was more minty than menthol, but still, it was “too cool” for me. The Newport blend was better. As a vanilla tobacco vape it was pretty good. I liked it, enjoyed it, but it won’t go into my rotation simply because it’s a menthol-like blend. People that love ‘menthol’ vapes will adore Artic Cowboy by TPR.
Chelsey: 4 Stars – Man, I loved this Artic Cowboy. They could have easily ruined this blend with more mint but they held back perfectly. Each flavor was blended nicely, producing a great cool vape. I intend on trying this again, it could go to a 5 star. Artic Cowboy is a good excuse to get into cooler vapes.
Newport Blend: The Plume Room offers this; “A cigarette type e liquid with natural tobacco extract crafted in the spirit of Newport. Specifically developed for new vapers seeking high throat hit and flavor.” Our team replied with this;
Julia: 5 Stars (with a caveat) – Normally I don’t vape menthol flavors a lot, so right away I approached this as though I wasn’t going to like it. However, it turned out to be a very nice bookend to the Marlboro blend, a real menthol cigarette flavor. It gets the 5 stars for coming so close to a menthol cigarette that most smokers wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
Tom: 5 Stars – I think The Plume Room took the Marlboro blend and gave it a shot of a very good quality ‘menthol’. It tastes much like a cigarette, almost as much as the Marlboro blend does, only infused with high quality menthol. Not too much, and certainly not overpowering. If I vaped menthol eCigs I’d add this to my rotation in an instant. I still might.
Jason: 5 Stars – I have a friend that still smokes cigarettes. She smokes Newport, always has. So, I let her try this since The Plume Room admits going for the Newport flavor. My friend was blown away! She told me that this WAS a Newport in disguise. Me? I thought it was excellent menthol. My friend plans to switch to eCigs now, because of this flavor.
Lisa: 5 Stars – The Plume Room had to do this flavor. They have a perfect cigarette flavor with their Marlboro blend so why not blend in the right amount of menthol and go for the Newport smoker. And they succeeded. Between Artic Cowboy and Newport Blend I am rethinking the whole menthol thing. I might actually add one of these to my rotation. Which one, I don’t know…yet.
Chelsey: 5 Stars – Because of Julia’s rating scale I have no choice but to award 45 stars to this flavor. I liked it enough, that’s for sure, despite the menthol flavor. Like Lisa it makes me want to rethink the menthol thing myself. I liked this because it had less ‘sweet menthol’ than most, but with a nice tobacco flavor. Not quite as dry as Marlboro blend, but close. Really good!
“Taken as a whole, The Plume Room presents a mighty powerful eLiquid brand. Great packaging, delicious and original blends, a great and informative website, and a good selection of branded hardware, make The Plume Room one of the most enjoyable reviews we’ve undertaken” – Julia Barnes
Toasted Turkish Twist – The Plume Room says; “This has all the tasty tones of Turkish with occasional toasted notes & a high kick at the end.” The team thinks;
Julia: 4 Stars – I was kind of confused about this one. While I thought I had had similar flavors in the past there was something about it that gave it an original feel. A dark roasted tobacco that is very rich, full flavored.
Tom: 5 Stars – My favorite flavor of the bunch! Very rich, very deep flavors, real Turkish tobacco flavors. This one had a noticeable kick to it and was very satisfying. Added to my rotation.
Jason: 4 Stars – This was very good, very satisfying tobacco flavored blend. Turkish tobacco is a strong tobacco flavor, and one that several eJuice maker’s use when they want to produce a heavy-duty tobacco flavored juice. But here it’s a bit more complex than that. I noted some nuttiness to it, kind of earthy, and rich. I enjoyed my time with it.
Lisa: 3 Stars – I know, I know, The Plume Room is scoring exceptionally high, and deservedly so. But, Toasted Turkish Twist, as good as it is (and it is good), is a little common. I’ve tasted this before. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it would be hard for me to choose this one over half a dozen others Turkish blends. As the rating scale indicates, it may be good, but we’ve seen it before.
Chelsey: 4 Stars – I liked Toasted Tobacco Twist because it is a sweeter than average tobacco flavor. An earthy and rich flavor yet with a nice sweetness to it that sets it apart nicely. Other Turkish tobacco flavors that I have had were not as mellow as this and not as soothing. I really liked it.
Peanut Butter Crème Pie: Described by The Plume Room as; “Months in the making, this is peanut-buttery bliss wrapped up in a surprisingly decadent vape! Rich clouds of vapor with a sweet & creamy finish. You WON’T be disappointed!” the team offers up the following;
Julia: 5 Stars – I was totally prepared to hate this one, or at the very least consider it something I would never purposely vape. I’ve had issues with peanut butter flavors in the past. But then a strange thing happened; it turned out to be delicious! I mean, seriously delicious, even if you don’t like peanut butter you need to try this one!
This peanut butter blend is different because there is no overwhelming peanut butter taste, it much more subtle. Then there is the real sense of creaminess to it. I’ve had peanut butter pie at some restaurants, and this is very much like those deserts. Satisfying, smooth and creamy, this blend is amazing. I loved it, and it will be the fist peanut butter flavor I add to my rotation.
Tom: 3.5 Stars – Almost too sweet. Almost. The peanut butter flavor is not overpowering, so that’s good. It does have a creamy taste ‘on the exhale’, which I liked. But, it’s more of a desert vape then anything else so I would see myself vaping this “on occasion”, not often.
Jason: 4 Stars – One of the best peanut butter blends I’ve vaped. Peanut Butter Crème Pie has a real creamy taste and definitely not an overly powerful peanut butter flavor. It’s there, but its light, which I liked. I would vape this quite often, especially in the evening when I wanted something sweeter than normal, but still light enough to vape for an extended period of time. I enjoyed the heck of it.
Lisa: 5 Stars – The best peanut butter flavor I’ve had, period. I think because instead of going after the peanut butter in a jar taste it’s a much more a creamy desert flavor. It might be a little hard to explain, but there is a nice even flavor to it. If you are looking for a sweet-but-not-too-sweet desert vape, but you’re afraid of getting an overpowering peanut butter taste than this is a flavor for you. I want more of this!
Chelsey: 5 Stars – I loved this one a lot! You are all exactly right. Remember that peanut butter Reese’s cup vape? This is the opposite of that. So delicious, creamy, so rich, and just sweet enough to make it great. A perfect desert vape.
Magic Melon Medley – Described by The Plume Room as “A sweet, fruity vape that almost defies description. It almost reminds me of Fruity Pebbles…which was my favorite cereal growing up. (Ok…. I’ll admit it. Its still is.) Definitely a sweet, candied type of melon. If you want a super sweet fruit vape, you MUST try it. I dare you not to like this!” To which our team replied:
Julia: 5 Stars – Okay, here’s the truth, even though it sounds far-fetched. I loaded up a tank of Magic Melon Medley and fully expected to taste watermelon and cantaloupe. You know how you read the label and your mind kind of prepares you for what’s coming? Well, it took about half a dozen good long drags before I could put into words what I thought I tasted. Since we cannot speak to the others taking part in the review I went to our editor and asked him to give it a try. I told him I definitely had a flavor in mind but I didn’t want to say what it was until he tasted it. So he took a few drags himself, looked at me and said; “So what do you think?” I told him that it tasted like “Fruity Pebbles”. He took another drag, looked up at me and said; “I’ll be damned. It DOES!”… And it really does.
This is one amazing flavor, purely magical. If you are expecting a real fruity vape, like I was, you will be pleasantly surprised. This is SO much more than that. Yes, it’s fruity, but it a sweet fruity. It’s Fruity Pebbles!
Tom: 5 Stars – Way too sweet for me to vape everyday, but it is a delicious flavor anyway. Not what I expected at all. I know a couple of people in the office that are going to go nuts over this.
Jason: 5 Stars – What a great original flavor!! I know this sounds weird, but it’s a “mellow” fruity blend. It’s deep, not a thin fruity mix. Sweet, but at the same time…serious. Rich even. The strangest blend yet, but one of the best fruit flavored vape I’ve ever tasted.
Lisa: 5 Stars – This is not your everyday fruity mix. No one fruit stands out, it’s a real blend. I expected either watermelon or some kind of melon to stick out, but instead I got a rich, sweet fruit-ish blend. This was very delicious and very different. The Plume Room is a great eJuice house and its flavors like this that make it a great place for eJuice.
Chelsey: 5 Stars – There is something about this Magic Melon Medley that isn’t right. Yet, it’s so good! You expect a fruity blend to be bright, jump up at you, not sneak in there, down deep. Very original, and very good, Magic Melon Medley is one of the best fruity blends I’ve had. This deserves a special mention about ‘throat hit’ too. I tended to take really deep drags of this flavor and it produced a wicked throat hit. Which in turn made me do it again, and again. LOL, this was awesome. Definitely going in my rotation.
Creamy Chai – The Plume Rooms says; “Robust, yet sweet chai spice in a creamy base. Surprisingly delicious & satisfying.” Our team says;
Julia:? Stars – I am confused with this one. At first I didn’t think I shook the bottle enough. So I refilled the tank with a properly shook up eLiquid and tried it again. “What am I tasting?” I couldn’t figure it out. So I let it breathe some more. I left it alone for a few hours and came back… then I visited The Plume Room website to read the description, something we don’t do until the day of the meeting. And I STILL don’t know.
Whatever it is, its very subtle. But here’s the crazy part; I really LIKE it. Great vapor and a wicked throat hit, and very subtle, sweet flavor. I’ve never tasted it before, and for some reason I don’t think I’ll ever be able to identify it.
Tom: ? Stars – I’m with you Julia. I don’t know what I’m tasting either. Someone named JeepBear left this under the flavor on the website:
“This is the most accurate chai I’ve found. It’s complex with very clear and crisp bergamot, pepper and cardamom notes that blend beautifully with just enough sweet to bring it all together in a solid package.”
To which I can only reply; “Huh?”
Strangely enough, I really liked it too, but I don’t know why!
Jason: ? Stars – Something is wrong with this flavor. Maybe The Plume Room left something out, I don’t know. I found this website by search ‘Chai’ on Google; http://www.chai-tea.org/whatisit.html and it sounds like whatever it is we’re supposed to taste is strong, not subtle. So why can’t we taste more of it? That said, I agree with Julia, for some strange reason it’s DELICIOUS, despite being so damned subtle and unidentifiable.
Lisa: 5 Stars – LOL. The 3 of you have never had any Chai in your lives and you wonder why you can’t taste it, yet it is delicious? You just haven’t spent enough time with Chai is why you are having problems with the flavor.
We didn’t have enough time to taste them all for days, we had 10 flavors to go through over 72 hours, and 24 of them were spent sleeping. Chels and I drink Chai all the time, so take it from us; this is a GREAT Chai vape. Seriously though, I think the 3 of you gave The Plume Room the biggest compliment ever; your brain can’t make sense of the flavor because you’ve never had it, but your brain is also telling you its delicious. Go with your brain ;-)
Chelsey: 5 Stars – You guys crack me up! Chai is supposed to taste like this! It’s a very well blended set of ingredients (that vary around the world) and the taste is subtle enough to drink everyday, all day. You said it yourselves; it’s delicious! But the taste is so foreign to you that your brain won’t identify it. LOL. This is very creamy, very smooth, sweet, and sumptuous flavor.
Vanilla Caramel Frappuccino – The Plume Room says; “A sweet & creamy vape. Notes of rich coffee artfully blended with pillows of vanilla cream and swirls of caramel.”… And the team says;
Julia: 4 Stars – The strongest flavor of the 10 we’ve reviewed. Absolutely delicious. But, one thing about any Frappuccino drink is that going in, on the inhale, you get this very strong taste. Almost too strong. The real flavor comes on the exhale, that’s where all the rich complex flavors come through. This is a 70/30 blend too, so the throat hit is harder. I loved the flavor; though I’m not sure it would be something I would vape everyday.
Tom: 5 Stars – I love strong flavors and this is one of the strongest The Plume Room offers, of the 10 we reviewed anyway. Very accurate description, this is nearly a perfect vanilla caramel frappe. I just wish it wouldn’t bite so much when I inhale.
Jason: 3 Stars – This was okay, not the best. I vaped this for several hours and it was pretty decent. But The Plume Room has so many others that are a whole lot better.
Lisa: 5 Stars – One of the best vanilla caramel Frappuccino’s I’ve ever had in a vape. Certainly one I would add to my rotation. But, since this is also one of the strongest I doubt I could handle every single day. It’s a 5 Star flavor because it is executed so well.
Chelsey: 3 Stars – This was too strong for me. All the flavors were there, but man, it bit going in. A good vanilla caramel vape, but one that I couldn’t handle well.
Final Thoughts: The Plume Room’s flavors match the packaging perfectly. Very sophisticated, very professionally executed blends.
The Plume Room is exceptional in every way that counts. We all recommend this brand to anyone and everyone looking for great flavors. Though we must acknowledge that our review covers 10 flavors, not the entire line.
We hope we can continue to review with the rest of the flavors they offer in a sequel review. This review has been an amazing adventure in vaping!
The Selection – The selection of flavors represented the overall line pretty well we think. From the amazing ‘non-flavor but delicious Creamy Chai’ to the wonderful ‘Magic Melon Medley’ to the stunning true-cigarette flavors of Marlboro and Newport. The Plume Room will delight and amaze anyone looking for original and satisfying flavors.
Our accompanying interview with the owner of The Plume Room, is an enlightening look into the mind of a creative artisan expressing creativity in carefully planned and executed series of eJuice blends.
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The team enjoyed our time with The Plume Room, and most of us will become loyal customers. With any luck the sequel can happen in the next few weeks.
Julia Barnes, with Tom McBride, Jason Little, Lisa Johnston, Chelsey Laney