Comes in long ribbons as all Woolfway tobaccos, on the dry side of perfect moisture, ready to pack and smoke. 5.1parts Virginia gold leave from Maryland, 5.1 Burley Green River from Kentucky, 4.6 Samsun from Turkey, 0.2 parts Virginia Lizard Tail Orinoco from New Mexico and 0.15 parts Latakia from Egypt.
Plain no-nonsense pure tobacco taste.
It is nutty with ample fragrant Oriental notes, it has a relatively dry taste (as opposed to sweet). Shows a mild tanginess and has fermentation aromas. Latakia is barely noticeable.
Medium body and nicotine content, fluffy smoke. Does not bite or get hot, burns well and to the bottom.
Reminds me a lot of Briar Fox. A perfect everyday all-day tobacco.
First of all, as for all medusa blends, it's strongly recommended that after you open the pack, it is better to leave the tobacco in a jar for at least a week, before smoking it. It is a completely different experience. Probably the tobaccos used are very young or packed immediately after the ribbons are cut and need some time to breathe like good wine.
Natural tobacco of very good quality at an affordable (this depends on where you live) price. At least for Greece, where prices of pipe tobacco are very high and one can not get hold many brands or varieties, medusa blends are an oasis.
Definitely a "campfire" aroma, not at all sweet, very earthy. Extremely smooth taste, no tongue bite at all. Can be an all day smoke easily giving lot of satisfaction to a natural tobacco lover. The blend is extremely well balanced in a way you get a blend aroma and not one of its components more than the other. All medusa (non aromatic) blends are different escalations of a particular taste, mainly based to the extreme quality and aroma of the orientals used. This one is the best balanced in my opinion. It's too bad the medusa blends are not always available, so when you find them, grab a bag of 100gr. You won't regret it. Especially if you love oriental tobacco you will be amazed .
A really pleasent semi-aromatic tobacco, i would say. I would highly suggest to leave it in a jar for a few days before smoking, it really bringss out the flavors. Overall, campfire smell with a taste of hey, very earthy and a hint of grassiness. A really good afernoon smoke.
Having rated it two stars, I must say that this is not a bad blend. But is isn't a memorable one. Rather insignificant. Virginia is the key player here, so the almost sweet grassy taste that is known for, is here, although a bit bland. I found this blend monochromatic even though it contains burley, samsun and a little bit of latakia too, along with the virginias.Also it would be wise to let it dry before smoking it. Three stars if you really like virginia.
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