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A mild, slightly sweetish mixture of best Virginia and Turkish tobaccos, and black cavendish. An extraordinary aroma makes this mixture especially fresh and tasteful.

Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Very Mild, Mild, Medium
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

BBB - Oriental Mixture.

This was a pleasant surprise, I stumbled on a sample of this whilst tidying my tobacco cellar! I couldn't wait, I had to smoke it today!

This is a bit of a 'different' blend, it's like an English/Oriental with a twist; the flavour's as if the Latakia smokiness has been swapped for a Cavendish sweetness, thus making it a lot calmer and less acrid in comparison to some of the English and Oriental blends out there.

I suspect the process used to create the Black Cavendish causes the extra sweetness as opposed to any extra casing, either way, it's nice!

I struggle to get much flavour from the Virginia, the other two are a little overpowering for it; that's not a problem though, I like the taste I get!

I don't get much in the way of nicotine from this, it isn't really mild but it's not quite medium.

I find this a very good blend; highly recommended.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson Founders 150th Anniversary

Age When Smoked: 2 months

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

4 people found this review helpful.

L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (231)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild Tolerable

This is a natural aromatic mixture. I mean there is no casing in it and even the Black Cavendish is essentially unflavored, according to the English style. Actually, the Black Cavendish presents a very mild flavoring, mainly sugar, but it’s for the most part irrelevant and doesn’t change the final result. Perhaps it is a bit of a stretch to call it Oriental Mixture but it is anyway a good natural aromatic mixture. In my personal system rating (from 1 to 10) my score is 8 and 3 stars.

3 people found this review helpful.

p4p4 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
p4p4 (59)
Medium Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Opening the tin the smell was a surprise: something like davidoff flake medallion, with a good matured virginia. But there is a top flavour too. It's an oriental mixture on the aromatic side....not very bad, not very good.

2 people found this review helpful.

Xeneize Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xeneize (275)
Medium Extremely Mild Mild Strong

I tried this blend twice and I have to admit I liked the first quarter of the bowl. After that, I've found it flat and I ended up giving the tin away.

2 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (118)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I was sent a small sample of this by a friend from Texas , where they live large .This sample had quite a bit of age on it so I am sure that it had improved quite a bit over the years . BBB Oriental is a natural tobacco with no topping at all detected . It is mainly oriental forward though it has tones of virginia and cavendish . The smoke is real creamy and very smooth , giving a very clear oriental taste . I cannot identify the orientals used but they are excellent . Not being a complex it offers the same taste all the way through the smoke . The cut is a little thin for me but it did not result in a hot smoke . This stands up nicely against the Mc Clellend orientals , quite a compliment . If you can score some of this tobacco go for ir .

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