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Relax and enjoy this classic natural tobacco, cool , rich and full of fruity character. A special process carefully teases apart the flakes of dark, ripe Virginia tobaccos to produce a blend that lights readily and smokes easily.

BrandE. A. Carey
Blended ByE.A Carey
Manufactured ByE.A. Carey
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ContentsVirginia
FlavoringNone
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50g Pouch
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Flavoring
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant
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Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (54)
★☆☆☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

Nothing wrong with the quality of the leaf. Nothing wrong with the cut albeit a tad fine.

But it ends up boring.

I have to confess, I don't really get this one. But it has just occurred to me that this, and others from Careys, might be designed for filters.

So I'll get some and give it a go.

In the meantime, it ain't for me.

Update 30/8/2016. I gave it a go with filtre. Now I don't get filtre. Gave it a go without. This time it was like smoking brambles peppered with, well, cheap pepper. Binned it.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop.

Purchased From: The good folks at Careys

1 person found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1469)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Carey's Old English Ready Rubbed. The mixture is mainly smaller pieces of tobacco, most of which are less than half a C.M in length. It is quite consistent in colour, all a medium brown with only a tiny amount of lighter pieces. It has a typical Virginia aroma with a slight musky note to it. Lighting this? Fabulous! Not long at all is a requisite with the lighter and once lit the taste is a good one. The smoke could deceive me into thinking this isn't a straight Virginia blend, there is a gentle caramel-esc flavour that imminently conjures up the thought of Burley. The burn is steady, it doesn't need many re-lights, all along giving a mid' temperature smoke. The flavour remains the same throughout, no fluctuations but a steady Virginia with a slight caramel touch. Nicotine, a medium amount that doesn't blast your head off! The room note is a straight forward Virginia one, gaining merit as it isn't too heavy. I think this would make a fantastic 'go to' smoke, it's not too flash, not too boring and packs an adequate amount of "N".

Pipe Used: Mr Brog Scoot

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Carey's

1 person found this review helpful.