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It is near magic when the first warm days of spring bring to life winter’s hibernating buds. The bleak harshness of a seemingly endless winter has been replaced with a revival of life. This Aromatic Mixture of Sweet Fragrant Virginia and Burley is perfect for celebrating the arrival of spring.

BrandSutliff Tobacco Company
Blended ByCarl McCallister
Manufactured BySutliff Tobacco Company
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging1.5 ounces Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1152)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Though low on nicotine, the light grassy, citrusy Virginia works well with the moderately earthy, nutty burley. There’s a little vanilla back ground note from the black cavendish which at times, is sublimated by a mild honey topping. Gentle, smooth and easy burning with a very consistent flavor, it’s a pleasant all day work and play aromatic with a nice room note. Made for smoking outdoors, too.

3 people found this review helpful.

Fred T Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Fred T (67)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Taste of Spring - a nice, mild mixture, wonderful tin note. A pleasant, but slightly boring smoke, though. Not for me, although I give it a 3. Worth trying if you like honey aromatics, although the honey is very subtle. I prefer Vanilla/Cavendish aromatics with McClelland's CORPS Vanilla Ice being the gold standard in that category.

Pipe Used: Dunhill

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

1 person found this review helpful.

therockingchef Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
therockingchef (4)
Very Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant

Leaf: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia

Pipe Smoked In: Missouri Meerschaum, and other various briars

Tin Aroma: Honey

Taste: first light was very sweet, but tamed down after a few puffs. tasted of mild sweetness and honey

Room Note: The room note is sweet and pleasant. lightly floral and honey

Thoughts: This came as a sample to Austin Pipe Club from Sutliff. The ready rub was was drier than i expected from the tin scent. It lit easily enough right out of the can. I did get a little gurgle towards the last half of the bowl, but that seems normal for me and aromatics.

Recommend to: Anyone looking for a mild aromatic.

Pipe Used: various sized pipes

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Sample

1 person found this review helpful.

rekamepip Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rekamepip (78)
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Sutliff Private Stock Taste of Spring

Virginian, Burley and Black Cavendish Tobaccos

Tin Note: Good Cut and Colors of Tobacco Leaf with Good Moisture Content. Aroma is slightly sweet smelling with a little pine nutty smell

The Burn: This tobacco loads easy and is ready to smoke in any pipe. Not overly sweet but rather a light bodied tobacco aromatic blend which is a good thing. The tobacco smoked evenly from start to finish and has a nice room note.

My 5 star rating = 3

Pipe Used: briar, clay, corn, pipestone

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: sutliff

1 person found this review helpful.

rushm1n3r Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rushm1n3r (15)
Mild Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Uniform cigar-brown burly color with a honey-scented tin note. Smoked warm, no tongue bite 'till the dottle. Honey and almonds in the first half, which became more nutty as the bowl progressed. Smoked dry in a meerschaum (to be expected!). Room note, per my GF was "powdery-honey smelling," pleasant to be around indoors. Taste was mild, but with enough body to satisfy. Low nicotine content. Highly recommended for a aromatic-lover.

Pipe Used: SMS

Age When Smoked: 20 smokes

Purchased From: tobbac was a gift

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pylorns Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pylorns (12)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Description on Tin: Taste of Spring combines a simple, easy to enjoy and steady-burning blend of Virgina, black Cavendish, and Burley with a light honey top note. Tin Aroma: very sweet chemically honey, lavender, lemon. I actually dislike this tin note considerably. Taste: floral note, slight honey Smokability: doesnt need much drying out of the tin. Room Note: The roomnote is nicer than the smell of the tin. Thoughts: The taste is very less. Recommend to: aromatic smokers looking for a milder smoke - or who like seasonal blends.

Pipe Used: Brebia Sun, Wessex bent Billiard

Age When Smoked: 2014

Purchased From: Sample from Sutliff for Austin Pipe Club

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Brooklynsmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Brooklynsmoker (10)
Very Mild Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I got this with some other Sutliff tobaccos this past spring and really did not like it much.Made of Burely and Cavendish I think.The top note smells kinda like wilted weeds and well it didn't do it for me.One of the few tobaccos I actually threw out. I really do not like to give bad reviews but I have to be honest.

Pipe Used: a bunch of briars

Purchased From: Smoking

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