Ken Byron Ventures Yoshimi’s Oriental Hot Mug



Brand Ken Byron Ventures
Blended By Ken Byron and Yoshimi
Manufactured By Ken Byron Ventures
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Cocoa / Chocolate, Cream, Rum
Cut Mixture
Packaging Bulk
Country United States


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

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 30, 2020 Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
The deeply rich cocoa, cream and rum toppings are the stars. The rum takes a very small lead over the other two additives. As they sublimate the tobaccos quite a bit, some the regular tobacco aspects are less prominent than usual. The Macedonia Prilep, Katerini and Izmir provide earth, wood, some floralness, vegetation, light spice and herbs. Their sweet and sour qualities are fairly muted. That’s especially true for the sourness. The Orientals are a couple notches above the earthy, nutty, woody burley. The bright Virginia offers a lot tart and tangy citrus, grass, sugar, bread and small floral, spice notes in a condimental role. The effect of the mildly sugary, toasty black cavendish is a tad stronger than the Virginia. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The taste is barely stronger than that. No chance of bite or harshness exists here. Hardly has a hint of a rough edge. Mildly complex, it burns cool and clean at a moderate rate with a very consistent creamy sweet, lightly floral and spicy flavor that extends to the lightly lingering, very pleasant after taste, and room note. Hardly leaves any dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. A fairly easy going all day smoke. Three and a half stars out of four.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 26, 2021 Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Whatever JimInks said: ditto. Very satisfying, mild smoke. Not your usual "aromatic." Tobacco flavors without sweetness or toppings dominating. A pleasant break from my usual diet of Englishes and Balkans.
Pipe Used: Many
PurchasedFrom: KBV
Age When Smoked: Two months post-arrival
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