I don't think it tastes like tobacco at all. I have not tried the TFA brand but why not make up 5ml"s and see what you think. I'm still vaping on it from the batch I made yesterday. I love it. Or maybe cut the Ry4 to 1% to start? I will say that JF Honey Peach is a strong one. I had first done it with .05% and that was too much for me and it drowned out the others flavors. I am not normally a peach person but just one drop in a 10ml was perfect. Let me know what you think if you decide to make some.