Vaping Diaries #129: Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com Review

Earlier this year, Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com opened for business. As a huge fan of NET e-liquids, I was really excited to see what this vendor brought to the table (or atomizer, more accurately). When I learned about the company’s different extraction and bottling options (detailed in Vaping Diaries #96), I was even more excited. After vaping the company’s Bombay, Chris’ Blend, and Coventry e-liquids, I’m pleased to say that Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com is a very good choice for tobacco fans, with the potential to be a great one.

In broad terms, Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com’s e-liquids are on the strong side, though not quite as heavy as many of the Ahlusion aromatic and Want2Vape Signature Blend juices I’ve had. The three juices covered in this review are complex and feature a blend of different tobaccos. I noticed a significant difference between the heat-extracted and cold-maceration versions of each juice. With one exception, I preferred the cold-maceration version of the e-liquids, as they brought out the complexities of the tobacco mixes. However, for clearomizer users, I recommend heat extraction, because the subtleties I enjoyed with the cold macerations were mostly lost on clearos.

While these Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com juices aren’t quite as harsh on coils as Want2Vape’s notorious brews, they’re definitely on the heavy side (as pictured in the video review). As far as steeping goes, I enjoyed these straight out of the mail and only experienced slight changes with steeping. I’d classify these as “vape ’em if you got ’em” juices.

Now for the flavor breakdowns and steeping notes of these Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com e-liquids.

Bombay: This is the boldest blend of the bunch and my favorite Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com juice so far. It’s a mix of Georgian Virginia, black cavendish, Mexican burley, and smoked Cyprian latakia tobaccos. The latakia gives it a spicy kick, while the cavendish adds some sweetness on the backend. Mixed with the other tobaccos and you have a flavorful, rich, and layered vape. There’s a lot going on with this juice and I definitely recommend it to fans of complex pipe-tobacco vapes. One minor criticism I had with Bombay is that I wish it had more latakia and less cavendish. The thing I enjoyed most about this juice was its latakia kick and the cavendish overshadowed it a bit. Still, I very much enjoyed this one.

Chris’ Blend: I’ve made up plenty of stories in my head about this Chris person and how he came up with this blend of black Cavendish, golden Virginias, and Turkish tobaccos for Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com. I’d share them with you, but my tobacco fan-fiction sucks. Instead, I’ll tell you about this sweet and nutty tobacco blend. This was definitely the sweetest e-liquid of the bunch and almost fits into that “dessert tobacco” category. It’s not like a Heather’s Heavenly Vape juice where the tobacco is a supporting player; the tobacco is medium-strong here, but the sweetness is quite high. Unlike the other two juices in this review, I preferred the heat-extracted version of Chris’ Blend, as the sweetness was toned down compared to the cold-maceration version. It’s good choice if you’re a fan of dessert-tobacco vapes and want something with more of a tobacco kick, but it’s not quite what I enjoy for this style of e-liquid.

Coventry: This was the first Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com e-liquid to catch my eye, as I’m a big fan of burley tobacco. Also in this blend are cavendish and vanilla. The end result is a tasty melange where the tobaccos take center stage and the vanilla plays a complementary role. The cavendish also adds some sweetness, though it’s more subtle than the sweetness in Chris’ Blend. While I enjoyed this juice, I couldn’t help but think of Ahlusion’s Vurley, which is a mix of burley tobacco and vanilla. For this style of tobacco e-liquid, I think Vurley is phenomenal, while Coventry is very good. That said, I can see why someone would feel the opposite way. As my buddy ECF y cherry y likes to point out (gotcha buddy!), taste is subjective.

Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com Bombay

Steeping Notes
On the advice of Wlad from Ahlusion, I’ve been trying a new steeping method starting December 27, 2012. When the e-liquids arrive, I leave them uncapped for five minutes. Previously, I left them uncapped for about two days. After the liquids are given a few minutes to oxidize, the caps are put back on. The bottles are shaken every day for at least two weeks before vaping.

Bombay (Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com)
70/30 PG/VG ratio, 8mg nicotine
Uncapped: August 21, 2013 6:10PM
Vaped: October 1-8, 2013

Chris’ Blend (Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com)
70/30 PG/VG ratio, 8mg nicotine
Uncapped: August 21, 2013 6:10PM
Vaped: October 1-8, 2013

Coventry (Naturally-Extracted-Tobacco.com)
70/30 PG/VG ratio, 8mg nicotine
Uncapped: August 21, 2013 6:10PM
Vaped: October 1-8, 2013

Review Process (Updated February 17, 2013)
RPad.TV e-liquid reviews focus on the flavor of the e-liquids, since throat hit and vapor production can be altered by the PG/VG ratio and nicotine level selected. Each juice is vaped over a period of days in an atomizer, a cartomizer/tank setup, and a clearomizer. The exception is naturally-extracted tobacco (NET) juice; since those are known to clog up cartomizers quickly, those are vaped in atomizers and clearomizers.

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