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Kramer's New Mix blend offers a rich, complex flavor — perfect for those who prefer their pipe tobacco full, naturally sweet, with spicy highlights. Among those who loved this mixture were James Arness, Buddy Ebsen, Normal Fell, Bernard Fox, Cy Howard, and Leonard Kaufman.

BrandKramer's Pipe and Tobacco Shop
Blended ByMarsha Kramer
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Packaging2 ounce tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Tolerable to Strong
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2192)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

I disagree with the description that this is a full blend. It's medium in regard to the taste level. The Oriental/Turkish spice, dry wood, and light butter is the star flavor with Cyprian latakia playing a back up role with smokey, woody, sweet notes. The Virginia is citrus sweet with a little grass and earth taste. Has a mild nic-hit. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a consistent flavor. Has a nice after taste. Not quite an all day smoke. The creamy texture of taste reminds me of a milder, little spicier version of MacBaren's HH Vintage Syrian with less latakia, and lack of body and depth. It's a two and half star product, but I rate it at two because of its shortcomings, though I did enjoy the spice.

4 people found this review helpful.

Bud_Harold Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bud_Harold (22)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Tolerable

Sweet, spicy, med-full. Well rounded smoke. Burns to a white ash. Highly recommended! Purchased from Kramer's Tobacco Shop. Marsha is a dream to work with. Enjoy!

Pipe Used: Grabow Royalton

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Kramer's

2 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1704)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

Kramer's Pipe and Tobacco - New Mix.

The mix contains a few too many twigs for my liking, is an even split of black and browns, and has a decent moistness.

The initial part of a bowl is easily dominated by the Latakia, and is quite bitter. But it improves a little as it burns down. The Orientals gradually creep in becoming more notifiable, and rounding the flavour some more: earthy and woody. The Perique and Virginia are light, very light, struggling to compete with the Latakia and Orientals. The heat isn't too bad, but it has a propensity to bite me.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: quite heavy.

It improves a 'little', but that won't get it any more than two stars:

Somewhat recommended.


Pipe Used: Atinok Meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: 4noggins

1 person found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This starts with a very weird taste to it. Topping/casing or some really funky tobacco. I can't really tell, but I'm gonna go with casing. Taste a little like minty soap. Fades about a quarter of the way in and then I start tasting the tobacco. Mostly Lat with a little Oriental. Can't taste the Virginias or Perique. There is just a little sweetness and a hint of spice. Just don't care for this at all.

Mild to medium in body and taste. Flavoring is mild. Burns well.

Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus

Age When Smoked: fresh

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1 person found this review helpful.