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High quality Virginias from Old Belt and Zimbabwe, a bit of Louisiana perique, a whiff of cavendish.

Blended ByTom Darasz / TAK
Manufactured ByMotzek / TAK
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsCavendish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium
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DenizBeck (291)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

A inconspicious looking mixture, among the extravangant sortiment of Plugs, Twists, Curly Coin-Mixtures and Crumble Cakes Motzek offers.

I got granted a sample of this to one of my orders a few months ago and haven't smoked it until now. The scent of the tobacco very natural. Slighty (honey-)sweet, a whiff of somewhat plumy fruitiness. Appetizing, but really inconspicuous.

Packed a bowlful of it in to my clay. Handling is easy due to the ribbon cut, that comes perfectly conditioned to be smoked right away. Dominated by Bright brown with some medium-brown ribbons and very few black Cavendish crumbles.

M74's taste is mild, and a great entry level Va/Per for pipe smokers who'd be interested in getting into the lovely world of Perique. The taste-profile is dominated by the Virginias, which give decent sweetness, hay notes and minor grassy aroma. I also perceive a little of dark-bread from it. The Perique is applied light-handed and sports a minor sourness, as well as a mild fruitiness of plums, figs and maybe some raisins. The Black Cavendish is hard to grasp due to its low share in the mixture. But every here and now it sports a fermented, toasty aroma and tweaks up the sweetness by just a tad.

All in all the smoke is mellow, smooth and the aromas are never overwhelming, but conistent. A great mild and very All-day suitable Va/Per blend that I think is not only suitable for Va/Per-beginners, but also to the Va/Per enthusiast, who is looking for a mellow and smooth addition for their rotation. Dominated by the Virginias and spiced by the Perique, this is a blend I can also smoke as my first bowl of the day, which I can't with many other (stronger) Va/Per blends. Nicotine hit is mild to medium.

The first Motzek blend I'll not HIGHLY recommend, but only recommend it. It won't knock you off your feet, but it's a solid-as-rock, very All-Day-ish Va/Per blend with refined flavors that you can puff away without having to focus on it too much. The price of 14€ for 100g supports the All-Day feeling and is very fair for a tobacco of this quality imho!

Pipe Used: Clay Pipes

Purchased From: (Motzek)

Similar Blends: other mild and mellow Va/Per mixtures with emphasizing on the Virginias and Perique as a mild supporting role. Elizabethan Mixture maybe?.

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