|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Stefanos (135)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Comes in long ribbons as all Woolfway tobaccos, on the dry side of perfect moisture, ready to pack and smoke. Consists of 9 parts Izmir form Katerini Greece, 5 parts Basma from Xanthi Greece and one part Latakia from Egypt. Tin note is sweet tobaccoey, very natural. There seems to be no added topping at all. It takes to light easily, with no tongue bite, burns cool and completely to a fluffy grey ash.
EE2 is a mild to medium blend in strength and nicotine with a soft and round mouthfeel but it sure packs a lot of flavor. Notes of sweet spice dominate the smoke and the Oriental sourness and tang is on the background. It’s not very complex but it’s not monochromatic either as there’s a nice interplay between the sweet spice and the sourness/tang. Despite the fact that it’s almost exclusively an Oriental blend, there’s no acridness, no excessive sourness but a sweet, soft round smoke! Easily an all-day tobacco.
As I said Orientals are full of sweet exotic spice with a mild tangy and sour note. Izmir is the main player with its sweet fluffy feel and sweet oriental spice. The Basma influence with its sour and tangy notes is more subdued but surely adds to the complexity of the blend and balances nicely the Izmir sweetness. Latakia is barely visible and it just adds a very mild note to the blend, a sweet smoky note more noticeable as an aftertaste. Here it is indeed a condiment. Despite the fact that EE2 does not contain any Virginias it gives me the feel of a mild Oriental forward English that can be compared to Campanille, Presbyterian Mixture and even Early Morning.
Room note is actually quite pleasant for smokers, sweet, nutty and smoky.
Yet another excellent blend from Woolfway.
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