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Pipe tobacco without additives only treated with water.

This fine basic mixture is made of Virginia, Burley, some Cavendish and some selected spice tobacco.

This exquisite blend has aged along with Perique tobacco, so called "Green River" grades from St. James, Louisiana, in old wine barrels for a longer time. The result is an intensive, highly tasteful smoking experience.

BrandPlanta
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsBurley, Cavendish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging40g pouch
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium, Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild, Medium
Room Note
Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong
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Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
★★☆☆
Strong None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

The name is not misleading: instead of used as a condiment, Perique is the main tobacco in this mixture. A good dose of Perique (or should I say Green River Burley?) is added to a mild Virginia. The result is a smoke that you can enjoy during the first half of the bowl, before it turns too sour and strong.

Only good for a quick dose of nicotine.

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Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
★★☆☆
Medium None Detected Mild Tolerable

When opening the pouch you will be greeted by almost nothing. To me it does only smell very faintly and not necessarily good it has a stale note it i do not care for. I guess i like my tobacco at least a little treated.

In any case the contents are too dry to smoke and they need remoistening badly. If you smoke it straight from the package it will be just rough and naughty and, in my case, will give you a terrible headache.

Packing is easy. Lighting is a breeze since the tobacco takes on the flame very willingly. It burns on the fast side, only needs very little maintenance and you can smoke it down with only one match or so.

The taste is rustic, unpolished, flat. It has some sweetness to it which goes along nicely with the "Periques" pepper notes. It's monochromatic and does not develop at all. It tastes very much like not too expensive cigars and may be a good idea for a cigar smoker delving into pipes. It is very easily overpowered by even the faintest ghost. Also it turns bitter and very nipish the second it is smoked too hot, but if you cool the pipe down again it equally quick starts to taste good again.

Aftertaste also is cigar-ish and not on the pleasant side but very short. Room note is unpleasant and i was surprised how dirty the pipe cleaners came out when cleaning. I thought an untreated tobacco would leave the pipe in a cleaner state.

So do i recommend this blend? Only somewhat. For me personally this blend didn't do anything much and i am a declared fan of those rustic blends. The main use for me was to smoke it on those days when my taste buds where ruined (for example when i drank too much on the day before) because it always does taste the exact same way. I would recommend this for declared Va/Per fans that just must sample all the variations that are out there, for the cigar smoker that needs some familiarity in taste and for the smoker that wants to find out how an untreated tobacco tastes.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

Age When Smoked: They don't print production dates on it.

Similar Blends: Planta Image Virginia - it is the same blend only with added "Perique".

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