A surprising mellow English blend: Virginia tobacco from three continents, Black Cavendish and a hint of Latakia. A medium-bodied tobacco with a slight hint of orange and honey aromas complete this fine mixture.
A mixture of tobaccos with different brown colours and a few black streaks in a middle fine cut. Out of the just opened tin pours a strong, pleasing smell of native tobacco mixed with the typical fresh nuances of Virginia. Flavour of orange and honey is only slightly remarkable – if any than honey. That is guilty for Latakia, too.
The tobacco lends itself to plug into the pipe in portions, whereas it’s a good idea to press every layer slightly to the wall to ensure a constant glowing. The last layer could be plugged a little bit tighter.
The tobacco tends to swell after lighting up. So you’ll need one flame to pre-light, flatten the surface with the tamper and one or two more flames to get a well glowing surface.
The behaviour of this tobacco is as a strong, native Virginia-Cavendish mixture with a very lightly lemon taste on the tongue. While glowing the flavours, and the Latakia too, are mostly at the background. Latakia is noticeable with a very little soapy character, but that isn’t displeasing. Due to the cut the mixture is burning down quicker than usual. So it’s necessary to observe the temperature, otherwise the fine taste of tobacco will disappear immediately and it’ll bite on the tongue. Smoked slowly the mixture glows down to a rest of white and grey ash with a very low amount of condensate. Latakia is than remarkable in the after taste, too.
The redolency of the tobacco is similar to a native Virginia/Cavendish, too. Also a soapy smell is slightly remarkable but the typical flavour of Latakia itself is only unobtrusive. The redolence is more at low key, but not displeasing in anyway. Honey is the flavour which is noticeable rather than anything else.
Due to the cut and the composition of the ingredients this Mixture needs a little bit attention. Thoughtful enjoyed it is very interesting and raises curiosity related to the vague nuances. Suited for enthusiasts of light English mixtures, precisely because a fine portion of Latakia was added. Qualified for smokers who want to change to the world of English mixtures. At last the acceptance in society should be certainly be given, too.
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