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Cube cut burleys, latakia, mahallah, yenidje and a variety of Virginia flakes.

BrandTed's Pipe Shoppe
Blended ByTed Kanaley
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Full, Full
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slightlyfermentedvirginiaflake Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
slightlyfermentedvirginiaflake (11)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Blend No. 300 is a wonderful change of pace. I generally smoke VA or Va/Per blends. On a visit back to my old stomping grounds, I found myself back at Ted's Pipe Shoppe (the tobacco shop of my college days). Over the past 15 years, I have learned to how to smoke the more natural blends and turned away from aromatics. So, it was time to try Ted's natural blends... No. 300 was a wonderful surprise! This mixture is burley-based (as Ted's blends generally are), some Virginia flake, and a handful of various orientals. The burley give this blend the necessary body, while the Virginia flakes and orientals add a subtle sweetness which is all but addicting! I am not surprised that Ted smoked this blend! This tobacco burns dry, long, cool, naturally sweet, and down to a fine grey ash every time.

For the smoker who prizes natural burley, Virginia, or English blends, you will be pleasantly surprised with this wonderful blend. #300 is now part of my regular rotation. I know, many people enjoy Ted's Killarney... but #300 is by far Ted's best blend, and rightly so. Highly recommended!

Update: Blend #300 is now my go to blend.... I was reluctant to give this blend the highest position in my smoking rotation... I mean, after all, it only comes from a small tobacconist in Tulsa, OK... But this is the most all-around pleasing tobacco I have ever smoked! Considering all the blends available, this is truly significant. Thank you Ted's, may your doors remain open for another 50 years!

5 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The very nutty, toasty, earthy, woody, and slightly sweet and sharp cube cut burleys are the dominant component. The spicy, dry and lightly buttery sweet, earthy, woody, slightly floral Orientals are important supporting players. There’s a bare hint of an unflavored “soda note” from the yenidje as well. The smoky, woody, musty sweet Cyprian latakia rises just above being a condiment. The various Virginias provide some citrus and grass along with a little tangy dark fruit and earth, and are all condimental. The strength level is medium while the taste is a step more potent. The nic-hit is almost medium. No chance of bite or harshness, but does have an occasional rough edge. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a fairly complex, consistent deeply rich flavor from start to finish. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering sweet, savory, spicy campfire after taste. Not quite an all day smoke, but it’s a filling one that is repeatable. Reminds me of Barking Dog with a tad more complexity, smoothness, and richness.

4 people found this review helpful.

Okie Dave Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Okie Dave (1)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I'm a new reviewer but a pipe smoker for 40+ years, starting with aromatics and naturally progressing to natural tobaccos including English blends, Va/Per, Burleys and Orientals. This one is a little hard for me to classify definitively. I would call it an English blend due to the Latakia but it is much more than that. This is probably the most complex tobacco I have ever encountered and the mix of the Orientals with the mellowness of the Burley, the sweetness of the Virginias and the earthiness of the Latakia is magical. They present themselves, individually, throughout the bowl. They are fleeting nuances of the various condiments as the Burley provides a mellow backdrop for the interplay of sweet/sour/spicy flavors, always changing, never boring and holding my interest to the end. This is one tobacco that I always keep on hand for those times when I can relax, contemplate and enjoy the ride.

Pipe Used: Ardor Canadian

Age When Smoked: Fresh/bulk

Purchased From: Ted's Pipe Shop Tulsa, OK

3 people found this review helpful.

wintermute Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
wintermute (59)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Full Strong

This is, by far, the best tobacco that Ted's puts out. Most of their blends are mild to a fault. This one is similar to Barking Dog and other American-English tobaccos. There is more complexity than in Barking Dog, but the strength is there. C&D's Junkyard Dog has more kick, but this is pretty close. And, unlike other Ted's blends, there is a good nicotine hit here. This one is strictly for the English or Burley smokers. The orientals do provide a hint of sweetness, but it is only a hint. It smokes dry and doesn't ghost your pipe. If you use a big pipe, be prepared for a long and enjoyable smoke. If you are using a smaller pipe, the smoke is still enjoyable and gets the job done in a hurry. I recommend you try this one last out of all the other blends at Ted's. If you start here, everything else will be a disappointment.

3 people found this review helpful.