Super Value English Mixture

Notes: Red Virginia, Turkish, burley, Latakia, and perique form the basis for this medium strength English blend. We consider this to be a perfect introduction to English style pipe smoking.


Brand Super Value
Blended By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Manufactured By Sutliff Tobacco Company
Blend Type English
Contents Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 1.5 ounce pouch
Country United States
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.87 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 17, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
The smoky, woody, earthy, lightly musty, sweet Cyprian Latakia is a major player, though it never dominates the experience. The red Virginia is tangy dark fruit sweet with a little earth, wood, bread, sugar, and a touch of vinegar as a competitive supporting player. The bright Virginia provides grass, tart and tangy citrus with a light floral, tart lemon and sugar notes in a secondary role. The burley provides a lightly earthy, woody, nutty sweetness as a condiment. The earthy perique is a minor ingredient, more plumy and raisiny than pepper. Also added to the mix is some Oriental, which seems to be Smyrna, which is woody, earthy, floral, herbal, vegetative, and buttery with a very slight sour, mustiness. The nic-hit is just shy of the center of mild to medium. The strength is a step short of the medium mark, while the taste level is medium. Won't bite or get harsh, and has very few rough edges. Well balanced with a little complexity, it burns cool, clean and fairly smoothly at a moderate rate with a very consistent sweet and savory flavor that translates to the pleasant, lightly lingering after taste and room note. Will burn to the last ember as it leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. It’s an all day smoke that won’t dull your senses, and would make a good starter English blend as well as a comfortable companion for one experienced with blends in this genre.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 21, 2016 Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant
Nope, no way, no how. No way is this what is in the pouch. Don't believe it and you can't make me.

We have all heard the saying, "Good isn't cheap, and cheap isn't good". Well, that philosophy is out the window. After smoking this blend, I cannot believe how great this "Super Value" English is. $3.99 for 1.5oz? Yes please.

When I added this to my order, skeptical was an understatement. Upon opening the pouch, There is a faint chocolate aromatic aroma, with a slight smokiness in the back ground. Comprised of a good amount of bright leaf, with flecks of dark brown mixed in. The Latakia in this blend is very light in color and flavor. On lighting, it holds a match well, emits a wonderful sweet but smoky aroma that even the wife had no problem admitting she fancied. Stay lit, even being distracted while messing around on these here interwebs. Sweet, almost cased flavor, with a slight and pleasant sweetness. This is a total beginner blend, but veterans will have no problem enjoying this as well. Perfect introduction into the English world, a great "cross-over blend" as they say. I am fortunate enough to have a very tolerable wife who doesn't mind my pipe in the house. I find when you are relaxed, in your easy chair without worry or hurry, it brings a whole new arousal to your senses. They are heightened, acute, and more accurate.

Age When Smoked: new
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 08, 2017 Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant
Another great American English in a pouch. I just finished reviewing John Bull Royal English and this has some similarities, but this one is more complex. Both are sweet, nutty, and mildly smoky. The big difference is the addition of the Perique which adds dark fruit and spice. To a lesser extent, the addition of Orientals add a very mild sour note to contrast the sweetness. That sweetness is carried here by the Virginias and a light addition in a topping. In John Bull it's carried by the Black Cav which has a light addition. Both are great smokes. This also has a little more body than JB.

Mild to medium in body. Medium in taste. Added sweetness is very mild. Burns very well.
Pipe Used: MM Little Devil Cutty, Little Devil Acorn, Marcus
Age When Smoked: fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 01, 2017 Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
This can't be right?

Not sure how they did it. I mean the presentation and lack of branding etc can be ways of saving money, but I have no idea how this is so cheap. Like Carter Hall-cheap.

This is an outstanding blend from start to finish, though the pouch note isn't great- In fact, I think they may have added a liquid-smoke topping to simulate the Latakia flavour. I only suspect this from the pouch note; The flavour is great. Packs and smokes well and easy with a very mild, middle of the road English profile. You will get smooth, sweet, grassy, campfire, dry-wood flavours throughout. All listed tobaccos can be tasted if you feel around for them and no one aspect is overbearing. This blend is an excellent first venture into the realms of English as well as an enjoyable, no-frills, all-day smoke for the seasoned lover of English pipe mixtures. Personally, I only smoke 2-3 bowls a day and suffer from TAD pretty hard, so I am in no real need of a value blend, but I may buy some more as convenient travel smoke. A perfect blend to toss a pouch of into one's weekend adventure bag and hit the road.

Final thoughts: This blend is a tobacco miracle. Even the tightest of misers have no excuse for lacking a decent English on their tobacco shelf.
Pipe Used: Brebbia Lido
Age When Smoked: Fresh Pouch
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 24, 2017 Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant
If you are new to English blends or even trying them for the first time give this blend a try. It is not overwhelming and will not leave you feeling like you were setting at a campfire all night. All the tobaccos are there to make this a classic English. The difference between it and others is how smooth this one smokes. The Latakia is just enough to make you want more. The rest of the tobaccos compliment each other without any being overbearing. My only real complaint is that they do not offer it in anything but the 1.5 pouch. Would love to have this in a much bigger bag or bulk to let age for a year or so. Might even blend it with other English blends I have to smooth them out. If you find it at one the online dealers grab it as they sell out pretty quickly.
Pipe Used: Whitehall Bulldog
PurchasedFrom: Pipes and Cigars
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 14, 2017 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant
Super Value - English Mixture.

This gives quite a well rounded flavour. It's nice and tasty, without the Latakia being too indomitably added. It leads, but doesn't push the others out of the way. Behind the Latakia is a fairly complex, and busy, flavour. Some nuts and rugged notes from the Burley, sweet/honey-like Virginia, delicately added Perique, and the complexity is increased by the Orientals. It gives a reliable burn, requiring little attention.

Nicotine: mild to medium (weaker than most English's). Room-note: lovely.

The price and quality make this an easy four star blend:

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Cob
Age When Smoked: New
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