Apearance and Tin Aroma: Medium to fine ribbon, smells like a light VA/ Uncased Cavendish mix. Could not smell the orientals in the tin.
Packing and Lighting: Easy, moisture perfect out of tin.
Initial Flavor: Light VA, slight clove undertones (the orientals?).
Mid-Bowl: The cavendish and orientals peek through, very mellow.
Bottom of Bowl: Not much build up of strength, finishes to a soft fluffy white to grey ash.
Overall: This blend did not do much for me, not enough strength or complexity for this piper. I absolutely love the Latakia mixture in this series, but this one was just flat. The pros of this blend are: No tongue bite, smooth from top to bottom of bowl, tolerable room note in spite of being uncased.
Rating: 3 out of 5 points.