Something strange is going on with my taste buds of late. I’ve just received a huge shipment of different juices from Health Cabin, Liberty Flights, and also Tasty Vapors. After a few days, all the juices have become tasteless to me. I went onto the ECF forums and posted about this experience there and received some pretty good advice as well as some things to try.
How I currently vape
At the moment, I go through about 3 to 5 ml of e-liquids a day, using my Ego electronic cigarette’s tank system. I mostly do the vaping in front of my iMac when I’m working and take drags every 10-15 minutes or so. These drags could be anywhere between 3 to 10 in count. I also switch up the flavors throughout the day, with my current main e-juices being the RY4 and Ultimate Pipe tobacco flavors.
What happens is I pick up my PV, and take a long drag and get a huge flavor pop. I get the full contrast of all the different layers of smell and flavor from my e-juice. After the second or third drag, it becomes this cool and very bland flavor and it’s almost the same as vaping my Elusion E-cigarettes – flavorless nicotine.
This happens time and time again. If I stop vaping for about an hour, I get that initial flavor pop again.
I’ve tried changing atomizers as well, flipping between low resistance atty’s and the default Ego-T atty’s, and there doesn’t seem to any difference. So I know, it’s definitely my taste buds that are acting up here. Note though, some of the atomizers I’ve tried are brand new, and never used before. But then again, they aren’t broken-in either.
The advice I received
Apparently, this is completely normal to people who have not been vaping for that long. It happens a lot and it does go away after some time and the flavors return. That was what I was told anyway and I’ll report back here in the forthcoming weeks to let you know what’s going on.
The guys on the forum have come up with a few things for me to try, so I thought I’d list them down here for you as well, just in case you come across the case of the “dead” taste buds.
Anyway, here’s the list of things to try:
- Going back to analogue cigarettes for a day or two (I don’t really want to do this)
- Having some chocolate to reactivate the taste buds (this sort of worked)
- Drinking a can of carbonated soft drink (this helped me a bit too)
- Trying some peppermint flavored e-liquids (I don’t have any minty flavors in stock)
- Drinking more water to keep the mouth and tongue from drying out
The guys on ECF have advised me to just sit tight and after a few weeks, everything should be back to normal. We’ll see what happens. Check back here in about 2 weeks to see my report on that.
In the meantime, have you experienced the lack of flavor in your e-juices? Drop me a comment below and let me know.