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Bright Virginias, black cavendish and some burley tobacco, matured under heat and high pressure. This blend gets its unique bouquet from the aroma and taste of California oranges. A smoking experience giving you an inkling of the California sun.

Notes: Planta's Tobacco of the Year for 2013. Also given the sobriquet California Dream. Still available in bulk from a number of online tobacco sellers.

BrandPlanta
Blended ByPlanta
Manufactured ByPlanta
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringOrange
CutRibbon
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium, Medium to Strong
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2028)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Very Pleasant

The nutty, earthy, woody burley also sports light molasses and a touch of spice, and is the most obvious component. The citrusy, grassy bright Virginia plays a support role. The sugary black cavendish is almost a supporting player. The mildly sweet, light in strength orange topping does sublimate the tobaccos a bit, but allows their inherent aspects to make their presence known. A touch of some peppery spice is also added. The strength is just past the center of mild to medium while the taste does reach the medium threshold. The nic-hit is mild. Won’t bite or get harsh, but fast puffing can warm your tongue a mite. Burns slightly fast with a very consistent flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a short lived after taste. An all day smoke that’s a little less sweeter than your usual aromatic, though the smell the tobacco indicates otherwise.

4 people found this review helpful.

natibo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
natibo (154)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Good but not great. I was expecting more of a summertime blend, but the orange flavor comes across more like an orange liquor than fresh oranges. almost a fall blend.

1 person found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (71)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

The first special edition from Planta that I try and I like it!

Tin note is strong with the fruity flavoring quite noticeable.

A nice cool smoke with the orange addition well balanced, not too strong but leaving a good smell in the mouth.

Room note may be a little strong: something to smoke outside which will be appreciated when the weather is hot and one looks for something special and fully different from other aromatics: quite a change from the cherry or rhum aromatics.

1 person found this review helpful.

t-rexxx Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
t-rexxx (5)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Very smooth...similar to Q more flavor...burns very well,but unlike Q drys out very fast..I pack it then let it sit for 30...perfect.cant go wrong with this one

Pipe Used: Dunhill. Castello

Age When Smoked: None

Purchased From: Cup of joes

Similar Blends: Q...but drys out faster...packs well...room note very pleasing...cost reasonable,but not as good as Q...can't go wrong with this one....

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