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Turkish Yenidje topped with black cavendish; a great all day smoke.

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Manufactured ByWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish
Packagingvarious sizes in pouches
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild, Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2739)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Very Pleasant

The woody, earthy, floral, herbal, vegetative, lightly spicy yenidje has a little sweetness along with some dry sourness. It is the dominant tobacco, and also sports a little of the “unflavored soda note” I often associate with yenidje. The brown sugary black cavendish is an important supporting player that offers some smoothness. I also sense a light vanilla topping. Together, it all creates a well balanced, very consistent, mildly sour, savory, very floral sweetness from start to finish. The strength and nic-hit are in-between the center of mild to medium. The taste level is medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and barely has any roughness. Burns fairly cool and very clean at a moderate pace. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste, and room note. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran, but it has just enough of a flavor punch that those not experienced with yenidje may consider it to be an occasional venture during their day. I recommend a small to medium bowl for this one. Three and a half stars out of four.


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suitou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
suitou (38)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

The blend is reminiscent of Rattray's Dark Fragrant or No. 196, and I can certainly detect the "unflavored soda note" that JimInks likened it to. Nevertheless, the impression that it is essentially a Cavendish Based remains for me. Bitter fruit soda... Not so sweet, but a blend that gives that impression. However, it is not a fruit gum kind of blend. It is a proper Pipe Tobacco. I recommend it to pipe smokers who don't like the "smell overkill" of the aromatic family.

Purchased From: Wilke Pipe Tobacco

Similar Blends: Rattray - Dark Fragrant, Wilke Pipe Tobacco - Wilke No. 196.

3 people found this review helpful.