|I got Scaferlati Bleu – alongwith the more famous Gris – during a trip in Marseille, some years ago.
It comes in a small paper cube. The weed is now bone dry, and was not moist at the time… it’s a blend of dark tobaccos in the French tradition, the same of the famous Gitanes or Gauloises, “peut-etre” the same blend of those good cigarettes of old. Kentucky, Paraguay, Java ? Weeds like that, and a touch of Virginia.
Due to the cut, a short and very fine ribbon, it goes well with bowls the medium at least. Tobacco must be firmly pressed. Of course it lights by one match only, and burns until the bottom with no relight.
Nutty, toasty, leathery are the words to describe this one. Not sweet, nor bitter. Medium-to-strong. The smoke is smoother than I could expect, and the pipe is just tiepid. Does not scorch or bite. I’m frankly unable to trace any flavouring, this smells & smokes just like tobacco. So, I think that the % of agents are conservants. An easy and rustic smoke, the estimators of Kentucky based blends (like myself) will appreciate.
Goes very fine alongwith coffee or green tea.