Samuel Gawith - Pure Izmir Turkish Leaf
Pure high quality rough ribbon cut Izmir Turkish leaf pipe tobacco. Can be smoked on its own or used as a blending tobacco.
|Blended By||Samuel Gawith|
Mild to Medium
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Wibblefishofdoom (81)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Mild||Pleasant|
I bought this one along with some pure Latakia, I just thought it would be nice to try different tobaccos in the nude as it were, free from flavouring or blending. And should the worst happen, I could always cut it with the Latakia should it not be nice al fresco. It turns out I was pleasantly surprised.
The smell in the packet has a good whiff of cigarette tobacco, and seemingly a good one at that. Packing and lighting? Well, easy enough on both counts. The room note is quite good, nothing special but has a nice way of hanging around. The smoke though, ooh la la, is a very pleasant surprise, even if it comes across very cigarette like. It turns out quite sweet, possible hints of lemon, definite hints of cherry. Perhaps the only downside is there is a good waft of tonguebite, but it doesn't detract from the smoke any. So Thumbs up all round really.
So, all in all, good stuff. The only downside is that it tastes so much like a good cigarette, it's hard not to take a drag, so just a wee warning there. Saying that though, don't think I'll be splicing it with much Latakia.
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