Paul Olsen Blue Queen

An excellent mixture made up of latakia (40%), perique (15%), cavendish (5%) Kentucky (5%), Oriental (10%), and three different sorts of Virginia (25%). A tobacco for the smoker who wants a dark, rather heavy tobacco with a lot of "body" in it.


Brand Paul Olsen
Series My Own Blend
Blended By Michael Mortensen
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 100 grams tin
Country Denmark
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.73 / 4





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Sep 16, 2023 Medium Medium Medium Tolerable
Firstly, let me tell that I'm not a Latakia man. When I started pipe smoking (loooong time ago…it was at the end of 70s) the main baccies available were Dunhill and Sobranie. Thence I started with 965, Nightcap and Balkan Sobranie. Later on I discovered Virginia and fell in love with them. I appreciate VaPer, a bit of Kentucky or Burley but mainly anything around Virginia.
Today I was making a needed ‘housework' into my too large cellar and discovered a couple of dinosaurs: a jar with a good amount of GL. Pease Bohemian Scandal and an opened tin of Blue Queen.
Well, why not to give them a try? Both have the same age (around 20 years) as well as the same dryness.
Please, don’t take my words too seriously. The incipit is,I’m NOT a pundit of Latakia!
I grabbed a trusty and relatively large Balleby and, first started with Bohemian followed by Blue Queen.
The latter was definitely better for my taste. The amount of Latakia was heavy but not overwhelming like the former. Moreover Perique and Virginias played a role throughout the smoke. Particularly the third bowl, where the Latakia eventually subsided and VaPer started to be more pronounced.
All in all, a relatively satisfying puffing hour. I wouldn’t buy the tins anymore (and I honestly don’t remember why I bought them) but for a lover of such a baccy it might be a sort of paradise.
World of tobacco is a real mystery (probably like wines or whiskey). I bet that a good bunch of mad dogs would have cut my hands to get those baccies that I forgot into my cellar!? After 20 years the only words I daresay is:-not for me-. Sounds heresy? Maybe
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