A fine mix of English taste. What's special: spicy Latakia and smooth Black Cavendish, refined with one pinch of Burley and golden Virginia. Grandiose with the sweet aroma of Bourbon vanilla it is rounded up.
The No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla is quite wide cut and shows a rather dark picture. The homogeneous dark brown to black tending tobacco is broken here and there by some interspersed light yellow Virginialeaves. According to the aroma the fragrance is vanilla, but among it there is the slight smokiness of Latakia always suspect. The tobacco affects pressed into the can a little damp, but can be easily removed and need not be pre-dried.
The No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla is plugged like any loose mixture: loose down and becoming more tight getting to the top of the filling. Not quite up to the edge, because the tobacco rises slightly under the flame and otherwise could trickle out.
The No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla takes despite its apparent moisture the flame easily. After lighting you can flatten the surface with the tamper and give fire again if necessary, then it burns modest until the end of the filling.
While smokeing the No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla the expected sweetness of vanilla flavor is much in the foreground, but the base is formed by the slightly smoky Latakia, creating an interesting contrast that distinguishes this from other vanilla tobaccos. The No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla is certainly not a typical "English", but an unusual flavor for la Latakia-tobacco, that lasts well until the last third, making it an attractive variety not only for sweet tooth. Through the generous width of cut tobacco it does not burn too quickly and leaves mid-gray, fine ash and for aromatics not too much condensation in the pipe.
The room note of the No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla is surprisingly unobtrusive for a Latakia, thanks to the vanilla flavor it could be perceived by tolerant society as acceptable.
The No. 22 English Blend & Vanilla is a very dark, broad cut mixture with only a few bright Virginia-sprinklings. Despite the apparent moisture, it can be plugged and ignited easily and surprises with an interesting combination of sweet vanilla and smoky spiciness of Latakia. With its medium strength and the mitigating aromatization the No. 22 English Blend &Vanilla is suitable for beginners who want to try some Latakia, but also passionate smokers of English tobaccos, will get lucky with this aromatic if they want to taste something completely different.
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