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Lovely Virginias from USA, Brazil and Africa. Flake cut.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blended ByMy Own Blend
Manufactured ByMy Own Blend
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Very Mild, Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
3.0
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2028)
★★☆☆
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

The Virginias provide a bit of grass and citrus with touches of earth and dark fruit, yet they seem a little toned down. The nic-hit is very mild. Won’t bite or get harsh, but does have a slight rough edge if puffed like a steam engine. Burns cool, clean and slightly slow unless you rub it out. The flavor is consistent all the way through with less depth than many straight Virginia manufactures. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few more than an average number of relights. Has a plain after taste. More of a two and a half star blend for the experienced smoker, but it may be a decent starter for those new to this kind of product.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1426)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

Paul Olsen - No. 45.

I love the way the My Own Blend tobaccos are packaged, they have been left with enough room to breathe so are of the ultimate moisture straight from the tin.

There isn't much in the way of a tin note, just a straight forward Virginia grassy one.

I opt to rub my flakes and because they're thinner to begin with than some blends this is a real easy task. Simple: rub, load and light.

As a gentle rub has created almost ribbons it doesn't need much time with the flame. It just takes a very short toasting light and a few seconds of puffing to get a decent burn going.

With the flavour, I can't think of anything other than "delicate Virginia" to say. I like the taste but it doesn't have that 'full on' grass/hay quality that some of the more eminent Virginia flakes such as Mac Baren or Sam Gawith have. It just seems a lot lighter.

The nicotine is light as well; it sits right at mild, that's fine by me but I suspect it would be too little for a lot of folks.

This doesn't give me ANY tongue bite no matter what. It can be sucked as hard as possible and it still gives me none.

The room note? Straight Virginia albeit quite light, thus making it a very good blend for smoking in the company of others.

Although this lacks a bit of depth in comparison to other Va flakes I feel it's still a very worthwhile smoke.

Highly ecommended.

Pipe Used: Commoy Elegance

Age When Smoked: 6 Months

Purchased From: TheDanish Pipe Shop

1 person found this review helpful.