Reviews: 79500 Tobaccos: 6973What's NewLoginRegister
Product Image


A mixture based on a plug from red, golden Virginias and Orientals, afterwards cut and baked. For friends of unspoiled, natural mixtures.


Blended ByTom Darasz / TAK
Manufactured ByMotzek / TAK
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
Product Image
Mild to Medium
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

Favorite Of 2 Users

1 reviews
4 star:
3 star:
2 star:
1 star:
Sort By
Please login to review this blend.
DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (213)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

As the description says "based on a plug from red, golden Virginias and Orientals", I was suspecting this to be "Kieler Freu(n)de Alte Hasen" Plug, without the Perique+Cav. layer (Alte Hasen is layered, Va+Or -> Perique+Cav. ->Va+Or), because they don't have any other plug, that would math the description. Yet when opening the bag, with the beguiling looking "snakes" (ribbons and ribbon-like plug-chunks) in it, and dipped my nose into it, I was most certain this is NOT based on Alte Hasen Plug.

Unburnt scent of Little Snake is honey-ish sweet, with bready notes, a bit of spice and little sour-woodsy aroma from the Orientals. The (golden and red) Virginias seem to dominate this mixture. Really intriguing scent, I like it a lot.

Handling is a joy, you can either rub it out a bit more, or stuff it as it is when using wide bowls. My first bowl was (as usual with blend that I smoke for the first time) smoked in a clay pipe, so I can get the purest and unadulterated flavour out of it. Comes perfectly conditioned to be smoked right away, some people may want to dry it out for half-an-hour, up to an an hour maybe, depending on your personal preferences.

After first light, which is uncomplicated even without any drying time, I was pleased to experience that the lovely scent from the unburnt tobacco is transposed exactly into the aroma when smoked. Rich (whole-rye/dark) bready notes, which are underscored with the honey-ish sweetness are playing the lead guitar in this one. There are minor fruit notes, as well as mild, but noticeable sour-woody, and a bit nutty Oriental aroma in the background, who are adding thos funky "blue notes" to this composition. The Oriental also adds a minor etherealness to make this even more interesting and luscious.

This snake is far from being poisonous, but very mesmerizing! With it's rattling and exotic, full-bodied aroma this blend will hypnotize you in no time, taking you on a ethereal ride through the realms of tobacco heaven.

I'm deeply impressed by this one. Smooth as silk, mellow, yet full-bodied, rich in aromas and satisfying. Motzek rates this 2.5 out of 5 points in strenght, and I'd agree without any complaints! Not to heavy, not to mild - sweet spot for any Virginia and Oriental enthusiast, who is looking for a tasteful All-Day smoke.

My girl commented on the room note (contrary to my expectations) that it's piquant, and rich, but not obtrusive. I was expecting it to have sweet scent, but she said it's not.

What a smoke! It will appeal to Virginia lovers, who like a bit of spice and depth to their blends by times, as well as Oriental enthusiasts will love this for its rich flavor, whilst being most digestible.

4/4 Stars and a instant favorite of mine. 17€ for 100g is typically for Motzek and more than fair for a blend like this. On my "stock up as much as you can"-list.

Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / Various Briars

Purchased From: (Motzek)

2 people found this review helpful.