For this tobacco natural Virginia leaves are used, which are subject to a long maturation process. A rich summer tobacco, cool and leisurely with a delicious, sweet taste.
The English Summer is a Flake marbled in all shades of brown and golden speckled, with the sweet smell of dried figs and slightly acidic for hay. The Flakes are cut wide and very crumbly, so that the individual slices can hardly be solved one by one from the others. The moisture content is not too high and you can stuff the Flake without pre-drying.
With a little skill, larger pieces of the English Summer can also be given bent and folded into the pipe. But even when rubbed out, the tobacco can be smoked easily. In addition, the English Summer can be stuffed tighter, because it ensures a better puffing. Some tobacco crumbs on top facilitate the acceptance of the flame.
Since the English Summer should be plugged a bit tighter, you can press the tobacco with the tamper after lighting until a flat surface is created, and then give fire again evenly.
In the course of smoking the English Summer makes a clear development. If the Flake is mildly spicy at the beginning with a clear natural sweetness reminiscent of dried apricots, nutty aromas and toasted bread notes, it soon emerges and then becomes stronger and more spicy from the second half of the filling. Now roasted notes, smoky spice and a touch of leather dominate. One should not smoke too greedy, because the tobacco could otherwise start to gargle and sometimes you can gently use the tamper for a better puffing. So the tobacco burns down quietly and leaves medium gray ash, some crumbs and hardly any condensate, which makes easy cleaning.
The redolence of the English Summer smells of what the Flake consists of: natural tobacco, which should be accepted in a tolerant or smoking society.
The English Summer is a brown marbled, sweet-smelling Flake, which actually offers sweet flavors, but gives the not really inexperienced smoker the pleasure of developing flavour in the pipe. The change from naturally sweet to strong tobacco flavor makes the course of the smoke varied and exciting. The strength is moderate, but the spicy smoke in the second half of the filling also makes it clear that the English Summer is not a lazy breeze, but a Flake that you can enjoy all year round without that it loses strength.
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