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The Mystery of Autumn is a bite-free, all-day pipe tobacco that marries nutty Burley with slow-steamed Black Cavendish and tops it off with a slightly sweet vanilla flavoring for an outstanding aromatic smoke that also offers up a bit of chocolatey flavor from the Black Cavendish.

Autumn night striking and making it crumble our small talk. - Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694)

Notes: "The Four Seasons" is a line of aromatic blends that are meant to capture the essence of the four distinct seasons in Japan. They were announced at 2014 IPCPR, and released in late 2014.

BrandTsuge Premium Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByDrew Estate
Manufactured ByDrew Estate
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringSweet / Sugar, Vanilla
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2038)
★★☆☆
Mild Medium Mild Very Pleasant

The black cavendish is smooth with a mild vanilla taste. The burley is nutty sweet, but, like the grassy Virginia, takes a back seat to the toppings. Both show up a little more around the half way point. The vanilla topping is very creamy, with a light chocolate note. The dried fruit flavor is a little noticeable here and there, less so after the half way point, and never really stands out much. Has very little nicotine. Burns at a moderate rate, though the tobacco is rather moist and may benefit from a little dry time. The taste is consistent, but gets a little syrupy in the last quarter. It won't bite, but will leave moisture in the bowl and just a little dottle. Needs some relights. A nice all day aromatic, though the after taste slightly spoiled by the syrup, which is why I rated it at two and a half stars.

4 people found this review helpful.

Bibster Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bibster (6)
★★★★
Mild Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Wow -- there is a lot going on here and it is all good. The first time I smoked this was fresh out of the newly opened tin. As has been mentioned elsewhere, this blend is quite moist in the tin. However, after the initial charring light I only had to relight my pipe once. During subsequent smokes I let the tobacco dry for an hour and I required no relights at all, and it had no effect on the flavor profile. The natural sweetness and flavors of the cavendish shine through very nicely, but they are pleasantly intermingled with a dusky fruitiness and an occasional floral note. Upon exhaling I detected what seemed to be a very faint flavor of maple syrup, but it was extremely light and I will confess that my mind may have been playing tricks on me since I associate maple syrup with autumn. In any event, this is one of the most pleasant tobaccos I have ever smoked and had this been available when I first started smoking pipes I probably would have become a dedicated fan of aromatics. The tobacco provides a long-lasting smoke and remains cool from start to finish -- absolutely no tongue bite.

Pipe Used: Tsuge Natural Briar bent apple, corncob

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Local B&M

4 people found this review helpful.

The Persian Slipper Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
The Persian Slipper (30)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

In a word, this tobacco is fantastic. With initial notes of cream soda, it gently moves to that of dried fruit. A supurb offering from Tsuge and well worth your time to smoke.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Milan Tobacconist

3 people found this review helpful.

killerdo Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
killerdo (4)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant

Very pleasant, toasty and savory yet absolutely no bite (although the pipe (( see below)) I use is a Brigham with the distilator insert) . If you could smoke a mincemeat pie flavored tobacco. Lots of dried fruit in the tin. Very wet (like a heavy aromatic) in the freshly opened tin so let it sit for a day or so if that's an issue.

Pipe Used: Brigham Voyager with distilator

Age When Smoked: It arrived today.

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Any of the W.O. Larsen limited edition series but not as spicy..

3 people found this review helpful.

sirchud68 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
sirchud68 (58)
★☆☆☆
Extremely Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

First, most aromatics aren't my thing. I do like some and don't have anything against them except this; most I have tried have that same underline taste. This is only my opinion and I know that is a generalizing statement but most Aromatics have that drugstore "super value" taste. This blend isn't bad, but it doesn't stand out for me. It burns well and has no bite. Maybe my mouth needs to acclimate to the sticky sauce type tobaccos. Again, I'm not trying to bash this type of smoke, but this Tsuge blend isn't for me.

2 people found this review helpful.

michaelreidak Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
michaelreidak (1)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

So smooth with a stunning room note. Beautiful packaging and in the pipe! The tobacco burns evenly and is a perfect texture. After the first tamp and relight it burned easily all the way through. The fruit notes come through with a soft vanilla taste. No bite at the end. I am loving this.

Pipe Used: Bjarne,

Age When Smoked: fresh, 1 day opened

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars.com

1 person found this review helpful.

brainexhaust Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brainexhaust (3)
★★★☆
Mild Mild Medium Very Pleasant

This tin has been open for 5 months and is still on the moist side... it must have some PG in it. The description says it is blended by Drew Estate, and it is very similar to me to DE Grand Central, without the coconut taste. The initial notes upon lighting are chocolate and vanilla, which fade rather quickly to reveal dried fruit. A very pleasant, sweet aromatic.

Pipe Used: Cellini billiard

Age When Smoked: 5 months

Purchased From: Pipes Ltd. Cigar Hut, Hickory, NC

Similar Blends: Drew Estate Grand Central.

1 person found this review helpful.

old guy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
old guy (1)
★☆☆☆
Mild Extremely Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

Well I have tasted this before? Back when I was in my twenties even my wife said it smells the same as the stuff she used to pickup for me at the drug store. There's is nothing special about it maybe the tin

Pipe Used: Churchwarden savinelli briar

Age When Smoked: Week

Purchased From: P&c

Similar Blends: Sir walter Raleigh , Or, Prince Albert.

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