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A light to golden brown mixture of a full-bodied ready rubbed flakes with bright Indian Virginia degree.

Blended ByFormers
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Unknown, Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected
Extremely Mild (Flat)
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renwardhoop (126)
Medium None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Unnoticeable

This is a disappointment.

There's so much to like about this blend.

Great sized 50g tin (feels bigger than a UK tin), a very slight mellow aroma from bright coloured tobacco strands and good moisture level straight from the tin.

But therein lies the problem : by 'very slight' I mean the merest whiff of something and that does not bode well for the taste.

Fact is, there isn't any, taste that is. None at all. At first I thought it was my loading, then the pipe I used. I chose my big old favourite olive wood German pipe with big old fishtail acrylic stem. It didn't help. It was utterly tasteless.

In desperation I dragged out my old corn cob, and yes, with the same result.

What a shame. I've got the best part of 50 grams of this. If it wasn't so well presented I'd suspect it was a 'filler' of some kind - like a mixing tobacco. It desperately needs a topping of some sort if not it needs cutting with something else.

Pipe Used: My favourite German Olivewood, corn cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dan Pipe, Germany

Similar Blends: Mellow Virginia, Gold Block, Peterson/Sam Gawiths unflavoured tobaccos..

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