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A full bodied English blend featuring a moderate amount of latakia and a woody, complex flavor.

Notes: A smooth and pleasant mixture of latakia with golden Virginia and aromatic black cavendish.

BrandLeavitt & Peirce
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Latakia, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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Tom Bombadill Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tom Bombadill (100)
★★☆☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

A mild and smooth English/latakia blend. The latakia is sprinkled in nicely: not overdone yet always present. The virginias taste good, and the cavendish lends a smooth, sweet bottom to the flavor. No tongue bite.

A good smoke for someone new to English blends. The blend doesn't distinguish itself from all the good, let alone great, english blends out there, but it is still a solid and enjoyable smoke. Basically, I would be happy to smoke through another bag but I'm not motivated to go and actually buy one.

From a "must see/visit" venerable, old tobacco shop in Harvard Square, if you are in the area of course!

4 people found this review helpful.

Suttonwood Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Suttonwood (12)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I have used this as my first venture into English style tobacco. This is a great way to start and makes me want to explore other non-aromatic tobaccos. The other great thing about this tobacco is getting it from Leavitt and Peirce, this is quite a place and I will be going back!

3 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend should really be called "Balkan Light" as it really is a light to medium/light English blend. The blend is well put together and not a bad smoke. It packs well, the moisture level is fine and it burns cleanly. The problem is that it doesn't stand out in a world currently filled with great bulk English blends. Although not at the level of Peretti's, L&P is an interesting shop with a very long history and sits just across the street from Harvard. If you are a pipe smoker on a visit to the Boston area, it's well worth the visit to buy a couple of ounces of this blend and take in the sites. It's just not interesting enough to cellar.

2 people found this review helpful.

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

If Boston Baked Beans float your boat, so will this Boston Pipe shop's Balkan No. 1. It is a true balkan style blend that is not strong, does not overwhelm, yet satisfies the pipers who enjoy a rather middle of the road English smoke. And, of course, with such a long standing historical shop offering this one, it made me feel, well, nostalgic while smoking it.

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