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BrandBoswell Pipes & Tobacco
Blended ByJ M Boswell
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Cavendish
FlavoringFruit / Citrus, Sweet / Sugar
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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russ Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
russ (27)
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

First and foremost I have tried many Boswell blends and although I am mainly a Virginia and English smoker--well I like an aromatic once in a while. Most aromatics for me I find goopy and clowing and usually do not smoke them for that reason. One needs to limit the heat with aromatics and you find the flavors will come through if you do not over heat and over work the pipe trying to find the flavor. With that in mind I loaded up a small Boswell pipe that would be concidered a group #2 size and sipped VERY slow at the pipe. This tobacco if given a chance will give subtle tones of citrus or tea like notes that do not over power the palate. It is a very mild aromatic and that suits me to a "tea". Also I find just as the description--little if any after taste. Also this blend will not bite back. Yes it seems heavily cased but I found it to NOT goop up the pipe--it burned clean and again--for those who are having a hard time with these mild aromatics---SLOW down the puffing--DO NOT over work and over heat the tobacco. When one takes their time with these you will find they tend to be better than you would think. I have smoked a pipe for a long time and through experience will say--if you over puff and over work a pipe with aromatics in them--all of you flavor is going out the top in steam and all your left with is no flavor. I actually get the tobacco notes first, and then the subtle citrus tea like undertones as I go with this blend. As with ANY aromatic--it needs babied along with subtl puffing and paying attention to not get the tobacco over worked. I especially recommend this blend to those who dont really care for really heavy aromatics. If you are looking for an aromatic that smacks you in the face with heavy flavors--this sin't it. If you are looking for an aromatic that is subtle and gentle--give it a try.

5 people found this review helpful.

ski2liv Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ski2liv (16)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I was skeptical of the Sweet Tea... just didn't see how it was going to come through, but it does. The beginning of the bowl is heavenly.. as refreshing as a tobacco can be. Has a deep sweet flavor and the tea notes are certainly there. However, I don't really see the "Sweet Tea." If Y'all are after the southern syruppy tea flavor, it's not there. However, as a tea drinker, i do see the tea flavor and the sweetness. Maybe calling it "Tea, with Sugar" would be more approprite. Whatever it's called, it's a great blend... As it burns the flavor mellows out a bit and the sweetness falls off. This leaves a cool, mild smoke. But if you're looking for it, the sweetness and especially tea flavoring can still be found. Even after it goes out I find myself drawing it over the tip of my tongue to enjoy the flavor. This is a unique blend that I can see going back to over and over again when I want something aromatic that offers some different flavors than your standard black cavendish blends offer.

UPDATE: This really has become my absolute #1 go to smoke. It's unlike anything else out there. It starts so sweet and tasty with a really great room note and then eventually falls out to a slightly sweet smoke with some of the natural flavors of the tobaccos coming through. For me it's the perfect balance of aromatic and natural flavors. The most impressive thing is that it's light and clean, no harsh aftertaste. If you've not tried this, you are missing a true delight.

3 people found this review helpful.

tmoney Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
tmoney (24)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

The first time I tried this tobacco was under very strange circumstances. Many years back, I was working on a small farm in a rural midwestern town in the United States. The man whom had employed me was named Zuckerman. Zuckerman was a lousy boss, i would say that the only thing that kept me working there was the fact that he had some connections to some other local farmer daughter tail. That's about it.

One day I had gone out to feed the stupid runt of a pig named Wilbur his slop. And that's when I saw it... Written in a spider web, in the doorway above the stables were the words "Smoke Boswell's Sweet Tea" I was shocked. Never had I seen anything like this. So I immediately jumped the fence to get a closer look, stepping on Wilbur's face and killing him in the process. Heh, some pig. Sure enough, to my surprise, there was in the corner, clear, coherent writing... "Smoke Boswell's Sweet Tea".

I ran to catch Zuckerman, but the man was so fat, he could barely get up from his recliner, let alone make the march out to the barn. So i grabbed his stupid wife. She came out and viewed the spectacle and was equally amazed as I was. After a few minutes, we parted ways. I went to the general store to buy Boswell's Sweet Tea, as per the spider's instructions. But Mrs. Zuckerman had a more sinister plan.

When I returned hours later, Mrs. Fat Zuckerman had begun to market the spider and sell tickets to see it. This pissed me off as I was smoking the Okay blend of tobacco. This madness of her making money off of the spider's various messages involving Boswell's Sweet Tea continued for about a week. The farm was going down hill. Zuckerman himself still hadnt even seen it, cause he was so obese. The farm was going to ruins, quickly becoming commercial. I had to end it. The story goes that the legendary spider died of old age, but I know better. I killed her. It had to be done. To end the soiling of a good old fashioned miracle.

I left later that night, gathering up all my things and stealing a bunch of money from the Zuckermans and breaking their niece Fern's favorite doll on my way out.


3 people found this review helpful.

Stinkypipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stinkypipe (156)
Medium to Strong Medium Full Very Pleasant

Mr. Boswell makes some super fine pipes and his tobacco blends are some of the best out there. As aromatics go this is without a doubt the BEST aromatic I have ever had. Rarely have I ever found an aromatic that offers enough taste to truly enjoy except perhaps Frosty Mint which simply over does it to the point it is very distracting while smoking. Once opening the baggie I found the blend nice and dry. No goop at all. Light up was a breeze and burns very cool. You are immediately hit with a wonderful mixture of sweet hay, tart lemon and some sweetness.......just like the taste of iced sweet tea. It is really amazing how Mr. Boswell got the taste and flavor so much like sweet tea. It is truly delicious and continues throughout the entire bowl. You get sweet hay and tart lemon with a dry straw flavor that mixes and flows all during the smoke. This blend being an aromatic you expect some bite but there is absolutely none and for an aromatic this burns exceptionally cool and slow. The room aroma is very pleasant. My wife says it is about the only blend I smoke that actually smells good. You get a smoky straw aroma with a bit of sour tart lemon. It really is a pleasant aroma particularly for a non pipe smoker. This blend is great any time of the day. I would rate this a five star smoke but they only give me four stars so this is a four star smoke with honors. I have never rated an aromatic as a full taste but this blend is full flavor in spades. Plus there is nothing on the market, to my knowledge that even comes close to this flavor.

Pipe Used: Peterson Plip

Age When Smoked: Fresh. Open to air about four hours

Purchased From: Boswell pipes

Similar Blends: Nothing.

2 people found this review helpful.

Stutter818 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stutter818 (51)
Mild Mild Mild Very Pleasant

I liked this mild aromatic after a strong perique smoke. Mild, sweet, vanilla, almost banana like. Light caramel flavour. Burns cool, no bite. Like others say, sipping it slow allows for more of the flavours to come out. Very enjoyable.

Pipe Used: Missouri meerschaum mini cob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: JM Boswell's

1 person found this review helpful.

musicman Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
musicman (88)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Any person with some experience in this wonderful little travel down briar lane that we call pipe smoking knows that this is a hobby of subtly. As a beginner we all bought those tobaccos with names like super cherry jubilation par excellence, or chocolaty explosion mania. We also, as beginners, expected these tobaccos to taste as the label stated. It takes only a short time to realize that the cherry tobacco does not taste like taking a large bite out of a piece of cherry pie (although paladin is remarkably like smoking a jolly rancher, and not so much in a good way). These tobaccos are not meant to taste like a tootsie roll, but rather have subtle hints of chocolate or other flavorings. Most of us experienced pipers realize tobacco tastes like tobacco first, then maybe a hint of something else.

What at first is a disappointment, soon becomes a challenge. Its like being a part of a secret club, or being able to decipher a special code. It is really quite an eye opener to finally "get" what these tobaccos truly are.

That is the case with this tobacco. It is nice, but do not buy it expecting to taste like a nice sip of your southern grandmothers home brewed specialty. This tobacco tastes like tobacco, but if you sip slow enough, and you pay careful attention to it, you will uncover that slight hint of sweet tea, and when you find it, how sweet it is.

Aromatics tend to be the tap dancers with two left feet of the pipe tobacco world. They are tolerated by some, but never though to be the prettiest girl at the ball. That being said, some aromatics are clumsier than others

The folks at Boswell always put out an outstanding product of the highest quality, and I would not hesitate to recommend any of their fine offerings. This one has that nice sweet tea taste, half the fun is finding it, and it takes the skill of a true pipeman to unlock the pleasure in this blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

chetking Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
chetking (54)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Now I'm finding out why the mojo of scribes grant most Boswell tobac 3 and 4 star ratings. And with 23 reviews to date I figured - being the sweet aro lover that I am -I've just got to try "Sweet Tea." When reviewers lay on a blend in such numbers there's really gotta be something there: good, bad, or the ugly. Glad I did because this is an exceptional smoking experience and I think I am going to like this mixture for a long time to come. What an adventure...

Just opening the pouch and savoring the scent of lemon and citrus spices is exhilerating to the nostrils...and from charring light on this was an uplifting encounter. Besides the bona fide gentle sweetness and nut like aroma of the tobac the topping flavour is exceptional. Also detected some chocolate and Mocha traces. Doublessly more aromas will emerge exponentially. Pleasantly complex encounter. Happy hunting ...

1 person found this review helpful.

DakotaPeacePipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DakotaPeacePipe (33)
Mild Medium Full Very Pleasant

One of my all time favorite blends from anywhere. Cool, sweet, absolutely no bite (even for this vigorous puffer), with a berry or citrus undertone, very mild. For this reviewer ?pure ambrosia?. First time I tried this it was a ?wow? experience and many pounds later that reaction has not faded. The taste I can only describe as being almost clean and crisp a most unusual and remarkable blend. For this smoker a rating of four stars to the second power would be conservative.

1 person found this review helpful.

Pryhosm Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pryhosm (112)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

Like all things Boswell the tin note is fantastic. sweet and citrusy with a some "tobacco" flavors in the background. Moist but not sopping wet and no PG that I can detect. Very lightly flavored, sweet and citrus flavors come through along with mostly Burley/Cavendish flavors from the leaves. What I love about Boswell aro's, the only aro's I smoke for the most part, is that they are not overpowering and this one is very subtle and is a nice morning smoke. Simple and enjoyable. Not sure if it tastes like sweet tea...I am an New Yorker by birth and had never even heard of sweet tea until my late teens and had no desire to attain diabetes by 25.

Pipe Used: Cobs and briars

Age When Smoked: fresh

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roadkill0000 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
roadkill0000 (23)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Very Mild Pleasant

this review is just to keep track for myself mainly, less intended as a serious in depth review. Just to keep an eye of what ive tried and what I like, with quick notes about it. alot of these notes are from memory, and I will update the review as I continue smoking them.

i mean i want to give this a much better review. i haven had it in awhile so i could try it again. but this was a hot air tobacco last ai remember, a little sweetness with nothing more too it. however this might be too harsh a review and could revist. but ill prob try another boswells tobacoo

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Big Nick Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Nick (74)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

A most pleasant aromatic! The tin description is spot on, very cool with a mildly citrus and sweet taste. Clean and refreshing with little aftertaste. This is my first excursion into Boswell's, I ordered six two ounce samples and Sweet Tea is my first review, but I can say right now that most if not all of my six samples will end up with four star reviews. If you love quality aromatics Boswell's is a must.

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hockey01 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
hockey01 (29)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

"Sweet Tea."

I guess I just wasn't convinced that I'd like a tobacco that tasted like tea, sweet or otherwise. (Not a tea guy--I drink coffee.) Plus, one drinks tea to refresh oneself whereas I have never found smoking to be "refreshing" by any means. But I got a 2 oz. sample of this blend when I purchased a Boswell pipe and, lo and behold, it wasn't all bad. Not sure that I'd order more of it, but 2 ounces was certainly enough to give the blend a fair try.

I would have thought that more Virginia tobaccos would have been used to flavor a blend that would taste like tea. Somehow I think of tea or grassy flavors when I smoke a Virginia blend, but that's not what this is.

Nevertheless, Sweet Tea is still a good smoke and you might enjoy a pipeful with a nice little cuppa' the real stuff on the side, mate. Pip, pip, and cheerio, old boy!

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lonefrog615 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
lonefrog615 (4)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

I am an avid aromatic smoker. and as such I was very excited to try this tobacco. 4 stars no doubt about it. a sniff of the bag begs this tobacco to be packed, the taste is sweet and mildly earthy (as anything tea-like should be), and the aroma is excellent and often complimented. No aftertaste as previously mentioned and wonderful burning properties.

My number 2 tobacco falling just short of a local house blend.

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Bazsup Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bazsup (13)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Very Pleasant

This is currently my favorite. I am an admited and proud aromatic lover. This is a very sweet tobacco. The remarkable thing is that for as sweet as it is, I could not get it to burn the tongue. It stayed sweet through out for me and had no down side that I could find.

Mid way through the bowl I taste greater depth in the tobacco. I'm no connoisseur like many reviewers but there are other rather interesting and enjoyable flavors that come through as you work your way through the bowl. I'm still on my first pouch full so this may change but 8 or ten bowls in I'm really enjoying this.

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strongirish Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
strongirish (249)
Extremely Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Very Pleasant

Well Dang if it don't taste like "sweet tea" One has to stretch it a little but it does kind of have that taste though very weak tea. This is a very mild, in every aspect, fine ribbon cut of light and dark tobaccos. It lit up very well, burned doen to the bottom but did give me a little gunk in the bottom of my bowl. I very much felt like I was smoking Borkum Riff with it's light sweet taste and great aroma. I enjoyed smoking this after lunch as the sweet light smoke was refreshing. While this is way too weak for me to be my everyday blend, I will enjoy using up this sampler without feeling the need to mix in burley to give it body. No vanilla here or if it does it fooled me, and the vanilla smell is not on my fingers or clinging to my beard. This would be a great starter tobacco for a beginner.

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rollins215 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rollins215 (1)
Very Mild Extremely Mild Very Mild Pleasant

Smokes nice and cool with a very mild strength. However, it has almost not flavor at all nor little room note. This could be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you're looking for. Not my "cup of tea", but I could see how some will enjoy it due to it's good smoking characteristics.

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