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An exclusive, aristocratic blend from Planta, Mild English has a high ratio of Latakia from Syria and Cyprus and broad Virginia leaf. Blended by hand.

Blended ByPlanta
Manufactured ByPlanta
Blend TypeVirginia/Latakia
ContentsLatakia, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2042)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The combination of Syrian and Cyprian latakia offer a light sweet and savory quality along with a rich smoky, earthy woodiness, some mustiness, a hint of incense, and a very noticeable dry wine-like aspect. The grassy, lightly citrusy Virginia is a condiment, and is mostly buried under the latakias. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium while the taste is a hair short of medium. The nic-hit is almost in the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness, but does have a slight rough edge. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very deep, consistent savory flavor, though it has little sweetness. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has pleasantly lingering campfire after taste. This is an all day smoke only if you are an experienced smoker, and is richer than the strength and taste levels indicate.

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1979 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
1979 (55)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Planta - Mild English

Sometime in the recent past I read online somewhere that Planta claims to have perhaps five years worth of syrian latakia in reserve.  Not sure if that's true, but as a fan of Planta's Full English blend, I thought I should try this one also while I could.

This blend lacks the java cigar leaf of the other.  The syrian latakia is the star of this blend ("dry wine-like" per JimInks is a great description).  The cyprian latakia is more sharp, campfirey and backs up the syrian but occasionally moves to the front for a moment.  I don't really get a distinct "taste" per se from the virginia, but find its presence thru a light, natural sweetness that stays in the background. This tobacco both smokes and tastes better if it's more toward the dry side so I recommend perhaps a half hour of air dry if you get a sample that's more moist.

I still like the Full English a little better, but this blend does a nice job of showcasing the syrian latakia imo.

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