|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1886)||Extremely Mild||Strong||Mild to Medium||Very Strong|
Frederick Tranter-Persimmons Mixture.
The tobacco arrives very coarse cut. There's also some long twigs and a few small pieces of broken flake in there too. It looks to contain quite an even amount of the two varieties. On the more negative side it could use some drying time. This one's not particularly 'wet' but it does benefit from airing. The smell is highly aromatic. Although it says it only includes fruit I can detect alcohol from my pouch.
When I first try to light this I'm happy with the time it takes... or 'lack of' time it takes. It only takes a short run with the flame to initiate a decent burn. Consider though, without airing time it will take a lot longer.
The smoke has a strong aromatic addition to it. Like the aroma, I can detect alcohol along with the fruit. It's a sort of rum or liqueur flavour.
The smoke is quite cool but it can issue me with a slight bite. It's okay if I go steady but when I push it too much that's when I get bitten.
This has got to be one of the mildest blends I've tried where nicotine goes. I think even the newest of pipers would find it weak!
The room note is very strong. Too full so for me. It has traces of both tobacco and fruit but they come over FAR TOO MUCH.
As blends go, I think this one's not too bad. It would probably satisfy some folks as a dessert smoke or please a few aromatic smokers.
For me this one's only okay. Not horrible nor amazing. Two stars.
Pipe Used: Petersonm Harp 05
Age When Smoked: One Month
Purchased From: Havana House
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