Notes: EE2. It was created in honor of a friend. A true honor for anyone who knows him. For us the representative of another completely different world of tobacco smoke. We bow to the distinct Euthyme Euthymiu.
Comes in long ribbons as all Woolfway tobaccos, on the dry side of perfect moisture, ready to pack and smoke. Consists of 9 parts Izmir form Katerini Greece, 5 parts Basma from Xanthi Greece and one part Latakia from Egypt. Tin note is sweet tobaccoey, very natural. There seems to be no added topping at all. It takes to light easily, with no tongue bite, burns cool and completely to a fluffy grey ash.
EE2 is a mild to medium blend in strength and nicotine with a soft and round mouthfeel but it sure packs a lot of flavor. Notes of sweet spice dominate the smoke and the Oriental sourness and tang is on the background. It’s not very complex but it’s not monochromatic either as there’s a nice interplay between the sweet spice and the sourness/tang. Despite the fact that it’s almost exclusively an Oriental blend, there’s no acridness, no excessive sourness but a sweet, soft round smoke! Easily an all-day tobacco.
As I said Orientals are full of sweet exotic spice with a mild tangy and sour note. Izmir is the main player with its sweet fluffy feel and sweet oriental spice. The Basma influence with its sour and tangy notes is more subdued but surely adds to the complexity of the blend and balances nicely the Izmir sweetness. Latakia is barely visible and it just adds a very mild note to the blend, a sweet smoky note more noticeable as an aftertaste. Here it is indeed a condiment. Despite the fact that EE2 does not contain any Virginias it gives me the feel of a mild Oriental forward English that can be compared to Campanille, Presbyterian Mixture and even Early Morning.
Room note is actually quite pleasant for smokers, sweet, nutty and smoky.
nice cut and moisture level, packs and burns nicely. it has full-body taste but something is overwhelming there and i could say it was noticeable more or less in all "wolfway's" tobaccos(EE2, XVII, MYTH, PYRAMID) i've tried. i don't have enough experience yet to say what it is but it senses something like "butter" to me. "somewhat recommended" because other could like this distinguissing flavour.
first tobaccos smoked were EE2 and XVII in different pipes and EE2 had a lot of that "buttery" flavour with XVII a little less. the last 2 (MYTH and PYRAMID) were smoked in the same pipes since i had no more with me and eventhough there should be the "ghost" smell, i noticed it less. these 2 i'm going to try again...
This is a blend of serious quality. Sweet and round, with the qualities of the best virginias, though coming from orientals like basma and ismir, which is a pleasant surprise. Latakia sits in the background, just to ad a little of its smokey properties. No bite at all but needs a few relights. An easy, all day smoke.
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