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This twist tobacco consists of Virginias, a bit of perique and black cavendish. A specialty that's twisted by hand. Fruity, sour notes (reminds of plums), sparkling tangy, rounded.

Blended ByTom Darasz / TAK
Manufactured ByMotzek / TAK
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
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Full, Very Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2194)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant

The gold and dark Virginias host a lot of tangy dark fruit and earth, some tart citrus, wood and light grass notes. The darkest, stoved Virginia is also earthy with a fair amount of stewed fruitiness and a little sugar, all of which competes with and compliments the other Virginias. The Virginias have a mild fermented quality about them as well. The spicy, raisiny, figgy, plummy perique is a punchy supporting player with a hint of sour. The brown sugary black cavendish also has a touch of toast in a condimental role as it adds some creamy smoothness to the product. The strength is in the center of medium to strong, The taste level is full. The nicotine sits squarely on the medium threshold. No chance of bite or harshness, but there is a slight rough edge in spots. No matter how you cut and prepare the rope, the flavor aspects are very well balanced and complex with a bold, deep richness; sweet and spicy with a little savoriness that translates to the lingering after taste. You’ll notice every nuance in every puff. Burns cool, clean and slow as the tobacco is a little moist, but it needs no dry time. Leaves little moisture in the pipe, and needs a fair amount of relights. Not an all day smoke, but if you use a small bowl, it’s certainly repeatable.


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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (291)
Medium to Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant

EDIT: This got "refined" somewhere around June 2017 and was unavailable for a short while. I adjusted the review, it got a tad more spicy, and comes a bit less moist. They also increased the amount of salt in it, to prevent mold - yes, they avoid chemicals at all costs, as Tom Darasz told me!

"Hallo" Twist (=german or "Hello; Hi"), which got introduced in spring 2017 is an(-other) enrichment for Motzeks offering, and the german pipe market. When the twist arrived, I couldn't hold back my nosiness and instantly opened the bag to cut off a piece of this lovely looking twist tobacco.

"Hallo" twists apperance is intriguing. On the outside it's wrapped with bright brown, yellow and partly orange coloured wrapper-leaf, which shows all three Virginias used for this blend I guess. If you cut off a piece and take a look at the inside of the twist, a mostly black, to deep brown melange of spun tobaccos is awaiting you. Tempting appereance.

When taking a sniff on the twist, you won't detect much (like with a lot of Motzek blends!), but that isn't a bad thing at all and only fortifies the very natural impression of this tobacco. Once you cut off a piece and stick your nose really close to the tobacco, you'll finally explore the pleasing scents of this tobacco. Deep plumy, with what I perceive of orangy/peachy and hints of other stoved-fruits, gentle sourness and hints of spice along with a whiff of sweetness. Really a complex and intriguing smell.

As it's a twist, it needs at least between 30-60 minutes to be medium-dry, 2-3 hours to get it with only slight moisture and overnight will make it real crispy. Everyone has his own preference mine is between 45 minutes and 2 hours, as I like it more with a bit of moisture to it.

Smoking "Hallo" Twist the first time was a revelation to me. The taste is most natural and the smoke is full of flavours.

Perique - which is one of the main actors - offers very intense and dark, stoved and fermented fruit notes of plums, with something reminding me of tangerines/oranges and peaches as well as a touch of raisin-like flavour to it. It has a full-bodied, but never overpowering peppery spice. The other main-actor, the Virginias used deliver a lot of earth and may well be also responsible for the rich fruity taste of this blend. Only slightly grassy tone. Virginia & Perique form a melange of tobacco goodness, that's top-notch under the countless Va/Per offerings available. Well woven into the flavour-profile, the Black Cavendish supports the fermnted quality of the Perique and adds a toast-y dimension to it that's rather in the back but it rounds the blend in a pleasant way. The rich spice, in interplay with the intensely (fermented) fruity nuances create a top-notch melange of Va/Per goodness.

This blend joins the club of my most favorite Va/Per blends of all times. (Edit: I smoke this blend with insane speed, and on higher ratio than any other tobacco. This is MY smoke, the one I'd take to a lonely Island, and I'd have to choose only few blends, this would be my first choice, no doubt!)

4/4 stars - HIGHLY recommended for anyone who like Perique and Virginias, as this is a outstandingly good melange of well measured ingridients. Suitable for any time of the day, never tiring or boring at all.

Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / Various Briars

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