J. F. Germain & Son Full Latakia

A fantastic full strength tobacco made with Cyprus Latakia. Great for adding that extra cool, smoky hit, to your blend.
Notes: The Germains Full Latakia is a premium Cyprian Latakia leaf with the usual distinctive leathery, tarry odour accompanied by a characterful smokey flavour, which is due to a long curing process over smokey fires. Germains have sufficiently moistened the tobacco to provide a clean, cool smoke. It is usually added to a blend in small proportions to add extra character and complexity to a blend, it is not generally smoked pure by even the most avid Latakia enthusiasts.


Brand J. F. Germain & Son
Blended By J. F. Germain & Son
Manufactured By J. F. Germain & Son
Blend Type Other
Contents Latakia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk, 50 grams pouch
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 19, 2017 Strong None Detected Very Full Tolerable to Strong
J. F. Germain - Full Latakia.

I bought this with the idea of mixing it with a tin Robert McConnell Pure Virginia I have only smoked a few bowls of, to spice it up some; it will certainly do that!

This review's based on a few bowls smoked straight, which isn't that bad. It tastes high quality: very smoky with an imperious woody note- like the typically STRONG cedarness often found from Latakias. After a few bowls I notice that unlike some of the Latakias' I've smoked neat, this lacks the horrible 'fishiness' I got from a few of them. The temperature of the smoke's low, so it would calm down a hot burning blend. It might make a bitey blend more insouciant too, as this hasn't got a bite in it!

There's lots of nicotine, and when smoked neat the room-note's as you would expect: full.

Granted, I couldn't pipe this straight regularly, but it's a good quality blender.

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: A. P. Donovan, various cobs.
PurchasedFrom: My Smoking Shop
Age When Smoked: New
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