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A non-aromatic that smells wonderful. This blend, more than a century old, Was Leavitt and Peirce's mainstay for many years, a favorite of Harvrd men through the generations.

BrandLeavitt & Peirce
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Very Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (525)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Of the few remaining old blends at L& P, Cake Box, described as non-aromatic, is in fact an aromatic albeit and old style one. Cake Box is and old time aro that is lightly sweet, but not overwhelmingly as the tobacco flavor is still able to rise to the surface. The most noticeable being the Burley although there appears to be some Virginia in CB as well. It requires some dry time prior to smoking. It never turns bitter, but it will bite if pushed. Cake Box is very straightforward and makes a nice all day smoke that is a step above OTC blends. I don’t think that this available on line and unlike L&P’s across the river neighbor, Peretti’s, L&P is as much kitsch as it is tobacco shop, but is still a nice place to stop when in Harvard Square. Only two stars for me, due to the bite, but may be better for those with more patience.

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ravkesef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ravkesef (11)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

L&P's flagship tobacco since the late 19th Century, generations of Harvard men have been smoking this. It ships all over the world, and it's no great wonder. Pack your pipe with this one, and you'll never go wrong. Legend has it that the original blend had a certain amount of cigar leaf, but that seems to have gone by the wayside. tThis is a Virginia mixed with a Black Cavendish base, and it deserves to be part of everyone's smoking repertoire.

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