Mastro de Paja Venezia

A natural classical mixture of Latakia, Turkish and Virginia tobaccos. Rich tasting, cool and slow burning.


Brand Mastro de Paja
Blended By Kohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
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Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50g Tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 16, 2014 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
A little musty, woodsy, earthy and lightly smokey latakia is backed up by a mildly floral, earthy, woody, dry Turkish addition. The Virginias are earthy and grassy as the third star in the blend. The nic-hit is just past mild. Burns very well and dry with a consistent tasty English flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has a pleasant after taste. It's more of a mid-range smoke, so it ought to please most English smokers, except for the hard core lat-lovers. Fairly relaxing for an all day English blend.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jun 02, 2005 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Another solid blend!

Appearance and Tin Aroma: Typical English blend with a mixture of dark, golden, and brown leaf. Smells like a good ol' musty English blend should.

Packing and Lighting: moisture is perfect out of tin, medium width ribbons don't give a fuss. 2-3 lights max.

Initial Flavor: Delicious, well balanced English from the get go.

Mid-Bowl: unobtrusive, all-day smoke. All the leaves are in perfect balance. No tongue-bite.

Bottom of Bowl: A nice, gentle build up of strength and all you are left with is grey mottled ash.

Overall: This is blended by Kolhase & Kopp, the same blenders for Rattray's, Brebbia, and others. It has quality ingredients and is in the same genre as "London Mixture", "Black Mallory", etc... This is a solid high quality blend that I would smoke more often if it was cheaper in cost. At $12.00 US a tin, it is more expensive than some stellar English blends by others. But if the price does not bother you, here you have a solid, delicious English blend.
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