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Notes: Pouch says this is made in the UK by Gallaher Limited for Austria Tobacco.

Codecheck for declareable additives says: "Additives: Natural pipe tobacco, without perfume or sauce; Additives (ordered in descending amount): None".

BrandAustria Tabak GmbH
Manufactured ByGallaher Ltd.
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium, Medium to Strong
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Medium to Full
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Skoma Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skoma (32)
Strong None Detected Very Full Very Strong

The more mature brother of Landtabak Special. A full natural smoking experience. When i was a child and visited my grandfather there was allways a very special smell in his room. now almost 30 years later after entering my own apartement i discovered the same room note which is the good old Landtabak! As far as i know it is the longest running brand here in Austria. As the wording on the pouch says, it is a spicy country tobacco and i would describe it as the archetypical "grumpy old man" tobacco! It is perfectly smokeable in any pipe and burns fast and hot since it is very dry right out of the pouch. The taste is sometimes sweet and sometimes of a dark, rough nuttiness or spicyness. The roomnote is strong but not as offending as a latakia mixture. I prefer this blend in a filtered pipe since it is quite strong on nicotine. Recomended for smokers that like natural and original tobaccoes and no fancy stuff! If you ever come to visit Austria you should give both Country Tobaccoes a try!

Similar Blends: St.Claude, Semois, Landtabak Spezial.

4 people found this review helpful.

Steden Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Steden (100)
Medium to Strong Extremely Mild Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

I was given Landtabak (both Regular and Spezial) as a gift by friends coming back from an holiday in Austria (Adriano and Paola, thanks again).

Landtabak “regular” (brown pouch)

A peasant tobacco which reminds meadows and grazings with cows and hay bales. In the pouch, the tobacco is almost dry and with a lot of stems in it, quite rough indeed but far to be lousy: it's tasteful and spicy but not too interesting, all we have been here so many times before! I agree with Skando, it really reminds ETI Italia of old, but the base tobaccos are of better quality in LT, my major complaint about LT is that in the middle it gets more than a bit of harshness, not bitter nor sour just harsh and too piquant, it lacks of a cushioning leaf. Not bad, simply not my kind.

4 people found this review helpful.

pipeclubsi Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
pipeclubsi (17)
Medium None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Lovely, simple, straight tobacco, no additives but quite tasty, mild to smoke. I'm pleasently surprised. I bought it to mix it with aromatics to delute heavy aromas,but found it to be an exelent smoke on it's own. Cheap too.

Pipe Used: Stanwell hexagon

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dreier, Graz Austria

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2 people found this review helpful.

Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (203)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Reading a forum on the web a couple of months ago, I casually came into knowledge of Land Tabak. The smokers of the so-called "natural tobaccos" - a category including several non-aromatic products from Italy (Italia, Comune, Forte), France (Scaferlati, St. Claude, Bergerac), Belgium (Semois) - were all singing the good qualities of the Austrian brothers of this family: Land Tabak and Landtabak Spezial. I had the chance to get some pouches (very cheap) through my daughter who was in Austria for holidays.

Let me first clarify that LT and LS are currently produced by Gallaher in UK, but they are marketed under the brand Austria Tobak which is owned by JTI. They both are available in Austria only.

LT and LS come in non-sealed 50grms pouch - of the shape of let's say Clan or Amsterdamer - externally covered by a thin plastic sealed sheet. Know what I mean ? As I have experienced in the past this packing is not granting any product to remain fresh... in fact the tobacco is just dry but still pliable. I have not rehydrated them.

Both LT and LS are ribbon cut, on the medium wide. LT is mostly medium brown with lighter and darker fleks. LS is lighter brown, the brighter weed in higher percentage.

Smelling at the pouch LT is very hayish, while LS is hay & flowers and more refined than the former.

One of my three Il Duca - a medium large bowled fancy Woodstock - has been used to test LT.

LT lights easily and behaves absolutely well. The initial impression is that I'm smoking the Trinciato Italia of old times, but LT is less "rustic". The aroma is absolutely of natural tobaccos, mainly Kentucky and Orientals, maybe something has been toasted. I'm quite sure that the composition includes south-american leaves - which we call "Tropical" - like Paraguaian and Brazilian. The smoke is cigarish but in a good way, leaving faint sweet hayish notes to develop. Toasty notes to the nostrils. The strenght develops from medium to medium-full, there's vitamin N enough indeed, but never overwhelming. The body is completely satisfying and "satiating".

I found Land Tabak to be a nice experience and would recommend to those looking for a pure tubacco experience, strong and with no frills. I guess its cut will allow nice blending experiences.

2 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (309)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

The roll-your-own type pouch contains a medium ribbon. The pouch note is sweet hay and grass, with some flowers in there (Orient!). Virginias (both bright and red) dominate over a goodly amount of Orientals and some Burley. A few large bits of stem mark this as a cheap blend—as does the price tag. The advertised KY I cannot make out.

Stuffing is easy—medium to larger bowls give me the best experience. As with all similar blends, constant maintenance is necessary or it will either go out or burn hot. The flavour is nice, sweet, VA forward with some spice from the Orient.

With good maintenance, I have nothing left but light grey ashes at the end. For what it is, this is pretty good stuff.

Pipe Used: MM cobs, Kürle freehand

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new pouch

Purchased From: Tabak Trafik, Salzburg

Similar Blends: Poschl Tabak - Hansa Krüll, Planta - Farmer Tabak.

1 person found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I was lucky to snatch a 50g pouch of this tobacco from tobacco-box-passaround we have. "Landtabak" (=german for Countryside-tobacco)... mhm... that sounds great to me. Rustic sounding name, that make me think of a robust, honest and most natural tobacco.

The soil-brown pouch, with its simple, yet classy design not only appealed to my eyes, but also contains, what its promising. When ripping open the pouch my imaginations of what the tobacco would be like were fulfilled. A rustic, robust blend was packed in there, bone-dry, yet I suppose this is the way to smoke it like with other most natural blends.

The pouch-note holds a lot of hay, is somewhat grassy too with some spice to it. You really have to dip your nose into the ribbons, to perceive the aroma... this is some real natural tobacco! All blends I smoked, that had very minor, to none additives did have a very mild - in terms of not a lot of aroma to perceive - unburnt scent. It reminds of a barn full of hay and has a ethereal note to it from the Orientals.

Packed it more firmly than I usually do, so it wouldn't burn too hot or fast. First few puffs instanly reminded me of being on a farm, smelling the hay from the barns and the fresh green grasses. It has only a very minor sweetness, that's underlying under the batches of hay and a decent grassy note. The Kentucky lends this blend some tartness, lots of earth, as well as some wood sand slightly nutty tones and in addition it gives the blend body and spice. The Oriental harmonizes excellently with the other components, underscoring the nuttiness a tad, giving some ethereal notes and adding some more depth.

Instantly in love with this smoke.. you can puff it without minding, you'll get a tart, spicy and rustic smoke. Take your mind on the blend, and you'll find some pleasing depth, that'll entertain you for quite a while. By times the nuttiness steps a bit forward, then the hay again.. sometimes the Oriental makes you dream of 1001 nighs to take a backseat in the blend shortly after. Impressing, how flavourful this blend is!

No doubt, this is a 4/4 star blend for anyone, who likes a robust, rustic and tart smoke with spice and only very minor sweetness. I feel this is most natural tobacco and only has a few drops of sugar added to the Virginias in the casing process, if at all! Where has this tobacco been all my pipe-life?? ;-)

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs & Briars

1 person found this review helpful.