|Sunset Breeze 50g round screw lid tin.
Tin appearance:Black and tan for the main with some very bright cornflake yellow blond fleks,,,rough cut and ribbony pot pouri appearance.
Tin aroma:Confection like,ala christmas chockolates,strawberry fondant,almonds,vanilla,turkish delight.Evidentally aromatic but no actual chocolate really,more like the essence of what is the mystery contents/centre of such hypothetical allegorical chocolates.The aroma smells rich at point blank nasal range, but not over heavy;lightly vanilla cased with perhaps a lighter fruitier topping.
Tin moisture and feel:Feels ok and dry enough to smoke without airing(but experience has taught me that peterson aromatics benefit from a little airing for a while before packing).
Smoked in a 6" in clay(my usual testing standard),initial ignition with a gas lighter and some big puffs to get it cooking threatens to nip my tongue but;once heated i refrain my cadence to let it cool to a smoulder point and sip it.
Sipping prevents nip,which after a 1/4 inch depth has been burned,it nolonger threatens and seems to self control itself into an a neutral PH state from which i can judge its settled properties.
The first thing i notice is the topping which is like an aromatic fruit tea,,unsweetened and non cordial or confection like compared to the tin aroma which is a good start. I detect more of a topping aspect than a casing while smoking,and there is no bloating sickly factor.
The aroma doesn't intrude over the tobacco which although milder compared to other things (things) i smoke,,,it does have a tobacco taste..(i can still taste).
The baccy beneath is harder for me to describe because aromatics are not really my speciality and they don't convey as much to my imagination but;this in its pensive aescetic silence said a lot with few words because it left me to really think about it..It had a buddha smile staring into the horizon as i tried like a fool to fathom the cosmic reason.Bliss and Nada,the realm of natural balance beyond my natural karmic propensities and indulgent urge to just smoke a brutal rope without second thought.
As i got into it and the bowl settled, the tobacco itself reminded me of aromatic natural white steamed rice 'simple'which made me think of japan actually,,,gently sipping away(for once)the ingredient leaf combines to creat a natural rice like taste(in an interesting way and not an appology for blandness). Uncluttered,measured and subtle like a great song heard as a whisper throught the wind i concentrated and envisioned levitation.
Back to the topping scent(although this tabacco smells cased in the tin,it doesn't manifest itself as a charecteristic in the smoking experience,which is the way it should be),,,;it imparts an aroma and mild taste like fruit tea over the bowl of rice (tobacco) as a compliment - simultaneous like two separate entities happening at the same time in syncronicity ,without one dominating the other.(imagine eating a ball of rice with a cup of aromatic fruit tea)aromatic and not a cherry bomb.
It has got a nice balance,behaviour and consistancy.when i pause my sipping cadence to breath and swallow my spit,i get a light cavendishy burley sweet bitter taste like a white wheat beer,,;not necessarily nutty,but perhaps more lemon grassy and water chestnut..
The cavendish scent up my nose is pleasing and sweet and on my pallete comparable to a fresh crisp sugar snap(a cross between a runnerbean and sweet pea in a pod type green thing)with a yeastyness natural and nothing fortified,artificial or synthetic.
The room note:i smoke outside BTW and sometimes the wind gives me a good passing pedestrian impression whiff of my activity,,,;its mild pleasant without being promiscuous.
While i was smoking this i was initially fighting my conciousness of the fact that i was smoking an 'aromatic',,like a man lost in a lingerie labrinth of aisles while trying to take a shortcut to the exit in a nightmare department store; trying find my way out like pacman before a shop assistant asks me if i need some help.(its a reoccuring nightmare i have sometimes when i get lost in the knickers section and find i have lost my trousers,,the CC TV hasn't discovered me yet and the devil gives me an ultimatum of what i would rather do;the choice of being naked or wearing the knickers) I got over that initial thinking dogma,;sure i can smoke the heaviest stuff,but this has in its ambient lotus pose ,another perspective to judge my usual choice tobacco; like a contemplative yogi observing the senceless destructive, austentacious random brute, showy animal nature of the 'incredible hulk'.
Only recently have i tried the slower smoking style so i can bring my briars out o play without smoking the briar itself,and its working;it means i get a longer lasting experience beyond my usual long waited nicoteeen fix relief between working shifts(something that can be savoured instead of devoured like a starving POW)
I think this might be my first tin of this,and i have ordered the complete range of peterson tobacco before and either i missed this one or didn't take any notes on it(i discovered i liked old dublin,irish oak and university so much that perhaps this didn't make such an impression). This is preferable to some of the peterson aromatics and less than others,and i would say its in the middle but its a good middle.
I don't think i will actively go out of my way to buy another because i bought it for a reminder of what aromatics are about(they make good back up baccy)i have some other peterson aromatics on hand which i think i might prefer but i still need to do a proper taste trial on them.
This has mild nicoteen,no soap,although a bit spikey in the beginning it has no tongue bite. It needs to be savoured and probably smoked in a larger bowl as a company while doing something else like reading a fat book.
I could give it 3 stars but feel i should realistically give it 2 because the other star is more about my imagination whilst smoking it ,which doesn't come in the tin.