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After a special formula Cavendish, Burley, Maryland and Virginia tobaccos are blended with big leaves of Carolina. The result is a taste experiencing the whole richness of contrasts in the mixture and has an exceptionally fine flavor. This is a tobacco which maintains its natural taste in every pipe. Full character and still light, pleasant for palate and tongue.

Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Maryland, Virginia
Packaging50g Tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild, Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild, Mild to Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
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Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (277)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am still experimenting with this one. So far I can say it is a mixture from very high quality leaf, mild to medium in strength and with a very subtle and natural sweetness (not sugary nor goopy).

Variegated leaf, rough to coarse cut, it is easy to pack but it takes some time before it properly lights. It smokes smoothly, with a fine, flowery and delicate aroma (more a sonata than a concerto or a symphony). In spite of the Cavendish, IMO this does not qualify as a rich, earthy blend (it is definitely not a Danish), but it is very palatable and not at all tongue biting. In terms of strength, this could be thought of as an upgraded version of Larsen?s Classic, with more of body and character.

Tasty, nice and polite, I think this is an excellent choice to move from artificially aromatic tobaccos to the taste of natural leaf, especially of matured, sweet Virginias. Not a bad smoke at all.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1272)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

I was recently sent the full line of Ascorti tobacco blends - I don't think they are still in production and the customer who sent them to me just did not like them. I thought Toscana was unusual in the presentation of the broad cut and ribbon leaf but the flavoring added was a little off putting to me. Just not sure what it was, but did not like it. Bitter sweet banana pudding maybe? Anyway, it did have a true tobacco taste but my tongue had to reach for that.


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