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Selected Virginia tobaccos are the essential parts of this blend combined with smoky latakia, and a small portion of Oriental Turkish. An enjoyable Oriental flavour against a classic background. The different tobaccos mix together and create a delightful "good morning" feeling!

BrandAlfie Turmeaus
Blended ByAlfie Turmeaus
Manufactured ByAlfie Turmeaus
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin, 25g/50g/100 grams pouch
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
3.0
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1731)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Alfie Turmeaus - 1817 Blend.

The majority of the blend is a lighter to medium brown in colour. The moisture is spot on and one smell of this suggests "I contain Latakia".

The smoke from this is refreshing for a blend with Lat' in it, the big smack in the face of smokiness is absent but the Lat' adds its inimitable character in a soft and gentle fashion. The Virginia and the Orientals both carry the same weight in the flavour, a grassy note from the Virginia and a sour taste from the Orientals. I find the smoke incredibly simple if I choose to inhale, it isn't the type that causes my throat to recoil in terror but slides down a treat. The inhalation ease is quite necessary with it due to the nicotine being milder so to placate my nic' lust a big gulp of smoke is required! As this burns down the smoke becomes more creamy, at the beginning it has a slightly uneasy flavour, not bad at all but it just seems to have a little harshness to it which really mellows out after a few minutes. A negative lies within the speed, oh my this does burn quickly! Sadly this isn't too good with bite for me either, it can be a little harsh with bite unless I sip it gently. As much as the speed doesn't impress me I can't fault the consistency of the burn, it is a really resilient burn that doesn't need to be really drawn harshly, a quality that works well as with the bite amount it has to be sipped! I like the room note from this one, it has a nice delicate attribute that means it doesn't 'over fill' the room with smoke.

I do enjoy 1817's flavour a lot but the reason I score it 3 stars and not 4 stars are the few afore mentioned low points but as tongue bite differs from person to person it may work out as a 4 star blend for you!

Pipe Used: Peterson Around The World France

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Robert Graham

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WolfmanSam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WolfmanSam (32)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Alfie Turmeaus 1817 Blend

This review is based off a one bowl sample.

The ribbons are lightly moist, but do not need to dry. It lit easily and burned at a moderate pace.

Upon lighting, I get a sense of sweetness (presumably from the Virginias). Within minutes, the Orientals take the lead. They are woody, sour and mildly spicy. There’s some smokiness that lingers in the background. At times, the tobaccos meld together and I get a pleasant, smooth, velvety sweetness. Towards the end of the bowl, the orientals intensify and I get a strong cumin taste.

It smokes cool, but does have some harsh notes. This is a mild bodied blend with a light amount of nicotine.

If you favor Oriental/English blends, you will enjoy this.

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