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The Tigray – a medium-strong latakia blend. Cypriot latakia, Oriental tobaccos, a touch of Malawi burley and sweet Virginia grades from Zimbabwe form the characteristics of this blend. Harmoniously matched, the Tigray surprises by its smoky and sweet tones. The Tigray – an uncomplicated latakia blend of the sweeter kind, full of nuances.

Notes: Contains 48% Cyprian latakia. Syrian was originally used until the stock ran out.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeBalkan
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2115)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smoky, woody, wine-like, lightly musty Syrian latakia is the lead component and is a team player. The dry, lightly buttery creamy sweet and floral, woody, earthy Orientals are a supporting player, and one of the varietals may be yenidje as I detect an “unflavored soda” note that I often associate with it. The various Virginias offer some tangy citrus, a little grass, earth, and a touch of darker fruit, and play just below the level that the Orientals do. A touch of nutty, earthy, chocolatey, woody and lightly toasty Malawi burley adds a little complexity to an already well balanced, nuanced mixture. The strength and taste levels just reach the medium threshold. The nic-hit is a little closer to medium than it is to mild. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent mildly sweet and lightly savory rich flavor that translates to the slightly lingering camp fire after taste. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not quite an all day smoke, but it’s certainly repeatable as you choose.

4 people found this review helpful.

smoking-rob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoking-rob (76)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The proprietor of HU-Tobacco, Hans Wiedemann, has recently introduced a new line of tobacco's blended in co-operation with the Italian pipe maker Foundation by Musico. Being the big fan I am of his blends, I ordered them all and this is my review of "the Tigray". I really like the look of this blend, about half black and among the rest, broken flakes. The black half is indeed Latakia and being of the Syrian variety, it is more aromatic and less leathery/smoky than its Cyprian counterpart. Hans calls this "an uncomplicated blend" and I think he means that it can be smoked all day long with minimum attention. "Uncomplicated" does not mean, however, that this is not a very tasty, creamy smooth and biteless tobacco, because it is. Not one to make an immediate, deep impression but a great latakia blend to be enjoyed all day long nevertheless.

4 people found this review helpful.