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BrandTed's Pipe Shoppe
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium to Strong
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable
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JimInks (2575)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The Turkish/Orientals are very woody, earthy, leathery, sour with a little buttery sweetness, dry, mildly spicy, nutty and floral with a very obvious “unflavored soda” essence from yenidje. They are the lead components. The smoky, woody, musty, lightly sweet Cyprian latakia is a secondary player. The rather citrusy, grassy Virginias also have a touch of dark fruit and earth, and tend to be mostly a condiment. The strength is a step past the medium level while the taste falls just shy of the center of medium to full. The nic-hit is medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable rate with a very consistent, rich, deep, lightly sweet and mostly dry savory flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. The after taste is pleasant, but short lived. Not quite an all day smoke, but it’s certainly a repeatable one.

-JimInks

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