Virginias and Turkish tobaccos blended and pressed with a hint of sweetness. A delicious, fresh smoke. "The Kendal Mayor´s Collection"
This flake is medium brown with some yellow-golden streaks. Some of the slices are cut rather thin but they don’t break by taking them out of the tin. The smell is strong, earthy and reminds a little bit peaty. A lightly sweet smell, which points to a fruity aroma or casing, improve the smell and increases the pleasant anticipation of the tobacco. The flake slices feel smooth and something dampish.
Sam’s flake could be plugged rather simple with different methods. The slices could be rubbed-off well between the fingers and than plug. Another kind of plugging is the “fold-and-buckle-method”. Thereby the slices are folded in the middle of the length and once buckled at the half. This “plug” is twisted carefully into the bowl, whereby one should mind to press not too much, because the tobacco expands while smoking. in any way 2 or 3 slices should be enough for a filling.
To light up the flake some patience is needed. With one to two flames the surface could be brought to glow in places. Then should be dampened down with the tamper and light up again. It even may be necessary to repeat this steps after a few draws before the tobacco glows equal to the end.
After light up the tobacco develops a spicy taste with a fine sweetness. The Virginia is dominating, the Turkish Orient and the discreet casing or aroma complete the fresh taste to a mellow but characteristic, dark taste. But thereby the tobacco is medium to strong. Once equally light up the tobacco glows down constant with less condensate. Depending on the plugging method it’s important to regard the temperature. The remaining ash is rather dark grey.
Sam’s flake develops a pleasing redolence with a smell of spicy tobacco. A sweetly note refine the smell, so that the redolence seems more convenient and discreet. An unobtrusive smell, which should be welcome in societies.
Sam’s Flake is a sometimes partial thin cut, but firm medium brown flake with some yellow-golden streaks. The earthy smell of the fresh tobacco combines with the spice of the Turkish Orient and the casing or aroma to an appetising mixture. The same impression gets the smoker from the taste after light up. The lightly sweet redolence makes the tobacco pleasantly. the handling, as for any flake, is a little bit extensive. Burning down is good-natured with less condensate, whereby a balance of dark grey ash remains. Sam’s flake is a good example for a tobacco which is suited for experienced smoker as well as for the beginner, whereby it’s strength shouldn’t not to be sneezed at.
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