This is my second Ahlusion review. I was particularly interested in trying out their Tea flavors when I first placed my order, and this is one of the 3 that I sampled. The first one – Cha Yen Orange Blossom, didn’t disappoint, and I was hoping this one would follow suit.
Here’s what Ahlusion says about Boba Tea:
This is our take on Boba (Milk) Teas originated from Taiwan. Our Boba Tea is available plain or with fruit and other non-fruit flavors. In our opinion, most US based tea houses have failed to capture the essence of Boba Tea (3 important ingredients missing!) but we have closely matched the original recipes.
A quick note on the flavors in this tea (or any other Ahlusion flavor for that matter): while you can pick fruit or non-fruit accents, please understand that you will not just taste that fruit. It’s like a song, you do not just hear single notes, but a melody of all the notes mixed together.
So Boba Tea is a popular Taiwanese beverage. I did a little research online and apparently it was invented in tea shops in the 1980’s and is a blend of Tea with milk and fruits. Here’s what Wikipedia says about it:
Bubble tea, also known as pearl milk tea or boba milk tea, is a Taiwanese tea-based drink invented in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan, during the 1980s. Most bubble tea recipes contain a tea base mixed with fruit or milk. Ice-blended versions are usually mixed with fruit or syrup, resulting in a slushy consistency. Most bubble teas come with small chewy tapioca balls (粉圓, fěnyuán), commonly called “pearls” (珍珠, zhēnzhū) or “boba” (波霸, bōbà).
There are many variants of the drinks, and many kinds of types are used and ingredients added. The most popular bubble drinks are bubble milk tea with tapioca and bubble milk green tea with tapioca.
So it’s not your granny’s cup of tea, rather a rich and flavorful beverage – maybe equivalent to what a lot of people are getting from Starbucks here in the states.
Ahlusion has a variety of Boba Tea flavors, so I kind of figured this was one of their more signature juices. I decided to order the regular version rather than a flavored one, even though the flavored ones look really tempting as well, but I wanted to get a good idea of the overall flavor of Boba.
So the cool thing about Ahlusion is they recommend each juice individually in PG/VG blends. This particular one they recommended in 30/70, so that’s what I got. My bottle is 18 mg.
When I first got my Ahlusion order in, this is the first juice I tried. Unfortunately it tasted a lot like sweaty socks right out of the bottle, so I put it back in the box and moved on to my many other juices I had ready to go.
When I got my Stormrider clone in the other day, I needed a new victim to fill up the tank with and I decided to dust off my bottle of Boba that had been sitting for more than a month and give it a whirl. I’m super glad I did.
Boba actually has a very complex flavor. It has a slight tea note to it, with a strong cream undertone that has what I could consider a fairly predominant coconut flavor to it. I like coconut so that is no problem for me. It is wonderfully creamy and has complex layers of flavor. It produces an excellent amount of vapor at 30/70 and a perfectly satisfying throat hit.
This is probably one of the best juices I have reviewed on this site so far.
The Bottom Line
Taste. The overall taste is fantastic. It’s interesting because I really didn’t think it was that flavorful out of the box and kind of brushed it off, but now that I have let it sit for a few weeks, it is really an amazing juice. It has a complex flavor – kind of like a lot of the cream/custard juices out there, but with a lot more complexity. I can only imagine that some of their flavored Boba Tea options are even more complex and bursting with flavor. This one is one of the best tasting juices I have tried.
True to Description. They are pretty much dead on with this one. Unfortunately I have never had the pleasure of trying Boba tea in real life, but now that I have tried this juice, I have a pretty good idea of what it would taste like. All the flavors come through. Only small nit is I wish it had little more “tea”, but overall I am very satisfied with it the way it is.
Throat Hit. I’ve been vaping this in my Steamboy clone and it hits like a cannon. When I tried to take my first vape of the morning out of it, it followed with a coughing fit. LOL. That doesn’t happen to me that often. The throat hit was perfectly satisfying to me at 30/70.
Vapor. Out of my Steamboy clone, this thing is putting out MASSIVE clouds. Again, I think they were spot on with the 30/70 recommendation.
As of right now, this is one of my favorite juices. It is rich and creamy without being too rich to the point where you can’t vape it for very long. It is sweet without being overly sweet. To me, that makes it a perfect candidate for an ADV (all day vape). I was out of the house for about 11 hours yesterday and before I left I filled my Steamboy up to the top with Bobas. It was all I vaped on all day and I had no problems at all. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Normally I am not a fan of juices that need to steep, but a couple weeks did a world of difference for this one. I would absolutely order it again, and I really look forward to trying the other flavored Boba options.
If there is one thing I have learned with Ahlusion so far, it is that the quality really comes through. Boba absolutely did not disappoint in that area and I would wholeheartedly recommend this juice to everyone.
Check it out here: https://www.ahlusion.us/e-liquids/boba-tea-detail.html
- True to Description
- Throat Hit
- Quality of Vape