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A medium to full flavored English style mixture. Burley based with an ample amount of Latakia. Slow burning, flavorful and uniquely satisfying. Blended for the true connoisseur.

BrandTinder Box
Blended ByTinder Box
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
Extremely Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable to Strong
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El Blue Mule Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
El Blue Mule (3)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The initial sniff of this tobacco is basically an English blend of strong latakia--smokey, burnt tree branches. The aroma of the unlit tobacco also reminds me of old musty pine needles, but very faint. I cannot detect the other tobaccos in this blend. Once lit, the smoke aroma is pleasant. It's almost like a subtle wood campfire and sweetness. The flavors are initially very mild until about the third to fourth draw. Yes, the latakia is there and so is that maple pancakes sweetness. The flavors are very subtle and will gradually become stronger the more time spent with this tobacco. I dare say that a novice pipe smoker might enjoy this English blend. It doesn't bite and it has a subtle lingering sweet feeling the rest of the day. I've tried two other English blends offered by Tinder Box-- Sherlock's Choice and Special Blend. Those blends are more complex while Connoisseur seems rather elementary. If I were desiring an especially quiet and soothing session, I would definitely select Connoisseur. But, I would not rate either blends over the others. Connoisseur is an excellent blend, which I would purchase again.

Pipe Used: Straight Billiard Roma

Age When Smoked: 1 yr.

Purchased From: Tinder Box, Cherry Valley, Illinois

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (942)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Lots of latakia for a smokey, woodsy taste working well with a decent amount of earthy, lightly nutty burley. The Virginia is dark and grassy, earthy, and perhaps a little overpowered by the other ingredients. Not much sweetness here. Burns well, and fairly smooth, but there's a little roughness as you go along, so I recommend you sip it. More for an experienced smoker.

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