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Pipe tobacco with a refined fragrance and of high quality.

It is a choice of the best small Syrian latakia leaves, matured spiced burley and the best Virginia leaves.

Blended ByPlanta
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild
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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Number 80 is heavy on the Syrian Latakia and provides a lot of smokiness and sweetness. The Virginia is far off in the background and not overly impressive. The Burley in this mixture provides unusual strength for an English style blend. My tin was from 2007 and the aging had smoothed the presentation judging from some of the other reviews and I liked this one just fine.

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Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (94)
Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

N° 8 is very disappointing, it has a good Syrian with a refined smokiness but others tobaccos are problematic: a feeble Virginia always overwhelmed by a stiff Burley, IMHO too harsh and unpleasant.

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Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

Despite their names, English Mixtures No. 7 and 8 are far from a classic English. They're among the lines of "American English", based on the casing and the high proportion of Burley.

While English No. 7 is heavily flavored and a tongue scorcher, No. 8 is a very decent smoke, with no tongue bite and a mild flavoring (similar to No. 7, something like red wine, cocoa and a hint of vanilla). The absence of many different tobaccos in the mixture is another positive note (Orientals + Virginias + Latakia + Burley + Perique + casing = big mess, as demonstrated by No. 7).

Not something to smoke every day, but a nice change of pace if you don't have an open tin of Epiphany or SG Perfection).

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Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (187)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

After reading the various reviews at TR, I was very curious to test the results of the Burley and Latakia marriage (the so-called American English Mixture, right ?), even if the late spring is supposedly not the right period. I first bought Classic English no. 7 and  days later  also Classic English no. 8 and Preludio no. 6.

Lets review the second one.

At the opening you don't meet the same "old winery" aroma. In spite, a faintly chocolatey-musty-winey smell. Something quite milder in comparison to no. 7.

The cut is mostly medium length ribbon with traces of some pressed leaves, I cannot say coming from a rubbed flake.

The colour is as contrasted as no. 7, just a bit brighter.

Also it's moist not wet (after a couple of week after opening), perfect for smoking out of the pouch.

Lighting is very easy and no problem to keep it burning. Smokes dry to the bottom leaving medium-light ashes. No gurgle, no goop.

The smoke is mild-to-medium, chocolatey-musty-sweet, the Burley having the main role, counterbalanced by the Virginia and spiced by the Syrian Latakia. The body is also mild-to-medium, sometimes boring and a bit ashy. It seldom happens that it develops a mild cigarish note, which I appreciate.

I cannot do without thinking this is something one can blend his own at home, mixing for example Skandinavik Regular or Amphora Original (regular) with some Latakia. Of course Planta does it better...

I certainly do prefer no. 7, which I find a more original and "bodied" American English mixture.

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sasha Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sasha (228)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This has been a surprise, an unexpected good mix compared to the other productions from this brand. Not a classic english, burley takes the orientals place here, more of an American latakia mixture, it has good burning qualities and comes with a perfect moisture in the pouch. Not my favourite but not one to throw away after a bowl.

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RCUSElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RCUSElder (244)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Appearance and Tin Aroma: much more promising than #70. More dark leaf that I believe is Latakia. This is a ribbon cut in contrast to #70's square cut. The topping of anise is not as strong as #70, which was a little too much for me. The leaf can be smelled, but the topping is still there firmly.

Packing and Lighting: This was easier to pack than #70 and was less moist too. Lit well after 3-4 lights.

Initial Flavor: The anise topping is noticable from the get go, but the leaf is richer flavored than #70. Yes, the Syrian latakia is noticable.

Mid-Bowl: This is truly and English Aromatic. The topping still gives me a slight headache, but it is still a tasty blend. Everything is nicely balanced. the room note is pleasant even to non-smokers.

Bottom of Bowl: Aahh! No perique tartness like #70. I much prefer this blend over #70, but #60 Preludio is still my Fav. Brebbia Blend inspite of the perique finish of that blend. This one ends with a little moisture at the heel of the pipe and leaves the topping flavor in the pipe, consider yoursself warned.

Overall: This is a all-day, smooth, crossover English style blend. If you like "And so to bed", you will like this blend. I don't travel the crossover blend territory much anymore, so I won't be purchasing anymore tins of this blend. That being said, this is a very good one and will recommend it to those who's palate prefer to wander in this direction.

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Stan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stan (165)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

# 80 in the U.S., now here's the way to go!

Not typical English due to the added burley, this blend has plenty of body and taste for the natural smoker.

In flavor somewhat akin to Robert Lewis' 123, but this is smoother, and no mention is made of any cigar leaf here. Must be the burley that gives it its sweet potato nuttiness aided by sweet virginias to create a round full taste. Not sweet in the aromatic or fruity sense at all (unlike it's lighter brother, #70).

Ribbon cut of various tobaccos including Syrian latakia again. This stuff is available in Europe I here, just not the same grade that Pease used. Again, I do not taste much latakia at all, except as a hint of spice every so often. It must serve to cool the robust burley-virginia combo.

Cool, dry, and full but not too rich; a good evening smoke. Recommended for the straight smoker who wants something more or less full bodied but shy of a full English or balkan.

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Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (304)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Tolerable

A suprisingly tasty and good mixture, although it's not strictly "classic english". Syrian latakia, Burley and Bright Virginias. nutty, spicy, smoky and good, especially in big bowls. Not as subtle or refined as GLPease tobaccos, but not to be despised. Quite cheap, in Italy. It burns very well, with little relights. Some ashy taste at times, probably due to the burley.

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