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Mellow-sweet nuttiness, dark chocolate and fine roasted aroma of finest coffee. With 65% burley and various Virginias this is a dark, yet velvety smooth experience for the burley lover. A tasty specialty that's unique through and through.

Notes: "Ralf" is Ralf Dings aka "Ralliegruftie" a member of the Germany pipe community and YouTuber. This blend was blended on him asking Tom Darasz for a beginner friendly, yet full-bodied burley mixture.

Blended ByTom Darasz
Manufactured ByMotzek
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringCocoa / Chocolate, Coffee
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Extremely Mild, Very Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full
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Italo Svevo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Italo Svevo (20)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

I don't have much to add to the previous reviews. I can't really taste the chocolate or the coffee, but I like this mixture very much, it's smooth, tasty, full-bodied but gentle, a natural taste of wood, leaf and dark bread, reminds me of MB's Navy Flake, but more natural-tasting. Bravo!

PS I don't really know about the RN, I smoke outside most of the time!

Pipe Used: Aldo Velani

Similar Blends: Mac Baren - Navy Flake.

1 person found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (296)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Ralf´s Burley Cup is ment to be a companion to a cup of coffee or chocolate-drink in the morning. "Ralf" is Ralf Dings or "Ralligrufti", a german piper, who makes a lot of pipe related YT-Videos. He asked Motzek, to create a beginner friendly, yet refined tobacco, that goes along well with the typical morning beverage. So far, so good!

65% Burley show it's presence in the smell from the bag: Deep chocolaty, with nuances of nuts, coffee and a toasted-aroma. I know for fact (Ralf´s said so), that this tobacco has been flavoured with chocolate- and roasted-coffe-aroma, yet the flavouring is very subtle and gently applied so it melts with the natural tobacco taste excellently.

The broken flake mixture is easy to handle in terms of packing and lighting. Comes in perfect smoking condition.

Burley Cup´s taste is superior and lives up to it's name. Deep, rich chocolaty burleys blasting with a tad of nuttiness. The pleasing taste is expanded by the flavouring, which brings notes of roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate and has a toasty nuance to it. The Virginia helps flattening the rich tastes of the Burleys by giving gentle sweetness and keeping the tobacco from being to bitter. Yet this isn't a sweet smoke at all! The taste is tart, roasty and toasty, with bursting chocolaty & nutty flavours that also tend to deliver some earthy tones!

Even me, who doesn't drink any coffee at all, because I'm sensitive to caffeine (a glass of cola makes me drown in cold sweat) loves this smoke and it's refined, robust, earthy taste. Has a feeling just like having a hot pot of coffee or a chocolate drink made from dark chocolate.

Perfect morning beverage along with a hot drink (roibos tee in my case) after breakfast! They really managed to make something special out of this composition. Ralf´s Burley Cup has rich taste, pleasing, diversified flavours and just seems like the perfect companion for a relaxed morning.

A must try for any Burley-lover and people who like chocolaty tobaccos. Worth trying for almost everyone imho. 4/4 stars, no doubt!

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars

Purchased From: Motzek / TAK

1 person found this review helpful.

Jan Westphal Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jan Westphal (4)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

If it was possible to smoke bread the taste would be like Ralf's Burley Cup. That is exactly what comes to mind, a dark wholewheat rye bread.

The burley tastes mellow and nutty with a little caramelized cane sugar, there is just a hint of sweetness which probably comes from the virginias. This is an excellent mild yet naturally aromatic blend, it can be smoked all day and never bites. Burley lovers should give it a try. Well done TaK!

Pipe Used: all sorts

Age When Smoked: fresh from the bag

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