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Pipe tobacco with a very fine and superb fragrance. It is a choice of the best small leaves of Syrian latakia, mahogany colored spicy burleys and bright Virginias.

Notes: Discontinued. Replaced by Serenata (Mixture No.28).

Blended ByPlanta
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable to Strong
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Emeritus Account (28406)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Not sure if this and English Mixture #8 are one in the same as has been suggested; my tin says Classic English Mix #80 so this is where I'm putting it!

Latakia seems to be the predominant taste here, sitting on top. Burley is very present here also. I don't really notice the Virginia, but I suspect it's there more than I realise. Is there a topping of some sort also maybe? This blend has a peculiar flavor component to it that for some reason reminds me of chewing on a fresh wine cork... I like it. I smell it also in the tin note, but not as much as I taste it in the bowl. The flavors play nicely I think, and the bowl develops a bit of spice similar to the perique effect towards the end. Burley bitter I guess, not unpleasantly so. Seems to be a fair, but not large, amount of vitamin N. Usually had to do a couple relights, but then... I smoked most of this tin before it had much chance to dry out.

You know, I seem to have developed quite the jones for this blend. Good stuff. My only complaint is the price...I just think it's a little overpriced... that's not going to stop me from buying more though.

Overall I give it three stars. The price makes me want to knock a half star off, but my jones makes me want to add an extra half star... we'll just meet in the middle.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Serenata (as it is now called), was a Syrian Latakia forward blend with supple supporting Virginia leaf that I found to be quite tasty. There was also a lot of burley leaf in this one that caught be my surprise with its body building support without offering much Burley flavor. The combination somehow worked and I would have loved to lasso a few more of these tins for my cellar. With Syrian now extinct, that ain't gonna happen.

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