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The medium tobacco of Paul Olsen's eminent triad: Garrick, 800, Blue Queen. It contains 60% Latakia (Garrick 40%, Blue Queen 40%), two types of Virginia, Black Cavendish, Kentucky and 5% Perique (Garrick also 5%, Blue Queen's 15% Perique making it the strongest of the three).

BrandPaul Olsen
Blended ByMichael Mortensen
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Packaging100g Tin
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Medium, Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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Adam S Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Adam S (6)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I came across this tobacco during my visit to Danish Pipeshop in Copenhagen. The smell of the tobacco from the tin is dominated by latakia. On the visual side it is rather dark with couple of brown and yellow stripes of tobacco. It packs easily and so it lights. The taste is just great. Beautiful balance of different leafs gives you full taste. You can enjoy strong latakia taste in this bland without being overriding. The taste is round and does not change much through the bowl, which is a good thing since its so fine. It burns down to nice ash without any problems and leaves you pipe dry. There is absolutely no tongue bite, which can appear when smoking mixtures with higher percentage of latakia. Sometimes it reminded me of Balck Mallory accept for this one is much much better. For me it is ideal middle of the day latakia, just when you want something tastier, but nothing overwhelming.

2 people found this review helpful.

bumbum Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bumbum (20)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable

The medium type of the triad garrick - 800 Ø - Blue Queen. The "next stop" for the traditional English mixture smoker. A good, medium tobacco, a lot of body and taste of Latakia (60%).

2 people found this review helpful.