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Take Five“ – take a five-minute break. "Take Five" is not only the title of a famous jazz classic but also the name of this Virginia Ready Rubbed blend. Who would not know the vibrant rhythm and the playful tunes by song-writer and saxophonist Paul Desmond? This piece by Dave Brubeck and his quartet came to fame all around the world; their interpretation will remain unforgotten.

A Virginia Honeydew Flake forms the basis of this "Take Five" Ready Rubbed Flakes. It has been mixed with White Burley, a little Black Cavendish and assorted Virginias as loose cut. A prominent, spicy and floral aromatization in connection with the syrupy Virginia flake make this blend a special kind of smoking pleasure. A slightly fruity lemon aroma forms the distinctive charm and character, almost demanding for a break and relaxation. Take five. It is a pleasure for fans of sweeter tobacco who appreciate top quality.

...At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. (Ovid)

Notes: Aromatics: Honey / Lemon / Rose Oil / Clove / Cherry

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCherry, Floral Essences, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Spices
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging100gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks (2040)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The very citrusy, mildly grassy, sugary Virginia honeydew also has a touch of honey as the base of the blend. The other Virginias offer some ripe dark fruit, a touch of stewed fruit, earth, wood and a small spice note. The unsweetened black cavendish is slightly toasty with some brown sugar in a condimental role. The nutty, woody, earthy, lightly floral white burley adds depth and body as a secondary player. The tangy lemon topping takes a little of the lead over the spicy clove and floral rose oil. The cherry and honey are in the background, but all the toppings work seamlessly together, and tone down the tobaccos to a medium extent. They slightly weaken in the last third of the bowl, but you’ll always notice the power of the tobaccos. The strength is almost medium, while the taste does reach the medium mark. The nic-hit is mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Well balanced, it burns cool, clean and a little slow as some broken flake is in the mix. The deep, rich, sweet flavor is fairly consistent with a touch of floral savoriness, which translates to the lingering after taste. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran aro smoker.

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