G. L. Pease Meridian

Meridian - balanced, poised and sophisticated. Cyprus latakia is layered with fine Virginia tobaccos and small leaf Orientals, then pressed, sliced and tumbled into ribbons. More savory than sweet, with classic structure, medium body, and captivating complexity, Meridian is the perfect companion for a mid-day stroll or with the afternoon tea.
Notes: Meridian is the third entry in the Old London Series. A classically styled blend that's wonderful when young, but with a good backbone for longer aging. It's a medium-full mixture, with flavors that evoke memories of some of the great latakia blends from days gone by. Red and orange Virginias are joined by a generous, but not overwhelming measure of Cyprian leaf, for a wonderfully earthy foundation. The spicy/sweet Oriental tobaccos add fullness, and an exquisite aroma. Not as "big" or as full as Westminster, but similar in style. An excellent blend for a relaxing afternoon smoke, or as a delightful "amuse bouche" before dinner - Meridian was introduced in October, 2010.


Brand G. L. Pease
Series Old London Series
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.41 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 27, 2012 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable
Greeted by a wonderful tin aroma it was all downhill from there. Too bland and insipid for my preference. Nor does it harken to Penzance. The upside was it combusted well. I tried it in a few of my pipes which are the apex of my briar collection hoping for better things, alas not to be.

The cut on this is extremely fragile, three days in my tackle box and 2/3 rds of the tin became the finest of espresso grounds, no longer smokeable. It would be served better if left as a plug or slices. I suppose the tumbling prior to packaging does make it slightly more convenient and folks could pad the contents with cotton wool. Or leave it at home.

Frankly, most of Pease's offerings are not to my liking and there are blenders out there who I'd rather spend my time and money with (in order): Max Engel (Comptons), Hans Schürch, Russ Ouellette, and Carole Burns (Pipeworks & Wilke).
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