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Notes: From Synjeco: While this is a natural Virginia, I find the smell of the unburned tobacco to be almost too sweet! The taste is occasionally bitter, and sometimes sweet and sour, very intriguing taste overtones. I advise you to rub out well and smoke it slowly. For some reason, it reminds me of the old Edgeworth Slices! Very nice smell to others.

BrandSamuel Gawith
Blended BySamuel Gawith
Manufactured BySamuel Gawith
Blend TypeAromatic
FlavoringOther / Misc
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
Mild, Medium to Strong
Medium, Full
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (316)
Medium to Strong Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Ah, #5, the supposedly unflavored special flake. Granted, I ordered all 6 available special flakes as part of a group order. When it arrived, the pouch and tobacco had the lemon grass smell, so I separated that pouch from the others, and separated two flakes from the pouch. I changed those two flakes over to a fresh baggie and then into a clean jar about a week later. It still smells and tastes of lemon grass, perhaps a tad more so than the sample I had of #2 (no honey in this one, however). Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Pipe Used: falcons

Purchased From: synjeco

Similar Blends: Grousemoor and the other special flakes.

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Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (222)
Medium Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

Tin Aroma is heady and complex: Pine cone, lavender or lemongrass, some sweet jammy fruit (peach?) notes. Maybe rose petals as well. Cannot really describe but it’s exquisite and what’s more it smells 100% natural. This is the most intensely scented of all the Samuel Gawith Special Flakes.

The Flakes themselves are long and a little moist but they ’re just fine after you char the surface. They smoke all the way through without a need for relight if you are attentive. But you can dry them for some minutes if you wish so without losing any flavor - yet it all depends on the condition one receives the flakes. Very smooth smoke with full flavor! Intense coniferous and lavender aroma with a sweetness that reminds me a little bit of apricot. Very complex and mystifying. Medium strength, cool smoke although with full body. Top quality tobacco underneath. Gradually scent recedes and a dark sweet Virginia comes more to the fore.

Another excellent scented flake from Samuel Gawith. For those who like the style this is a must. Another example of top quality tobacco scenting sublimated to an art form… What more can I say...

Purchased From: Synjeco

Similar Blends: S. Gawith Special Flakes #2 and #4 (although all Special Flakes belong to a similar style). Special Flake #5 is the most intensely scented of all. Flavour-wise S.F. #5 has affinities with Grousemoor but it smokes differently the one being a flake the other being ribbon cut..

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