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Take Five“ – take a five-minute break. "Take Five" is not only the title of a famous jazz classic but also the name of this Virginia ready rubbed blend. Who would not know the vibrant rhythm and the playful tunes by song writer and saxophonist Paul Desmond? This piece by Dave Brubeck and his quartet came to fame all around the world; their interpretation will remain unforgotten.

A Virginia Honeydew Flake forms the basis of this "Take Five" Ready Rubbed Flakes. It has been mixed with White Burley, a little Black Cavendish and assorted Virginias as loose cut. A prominent, spicy and floral aromatization in connection with the syrupy Virginia flake make this blend a special kind of smoking pleasure. A slightly fruity lemon aroma forms the distinctive charm and character, almost demanding for a break and relaxation. Take five. It is a pleasure for fans of sweeter tobacco who appreciate top quality.

...At times it is folly to hasten at other times, to delay. The wise do everything in its proper time. (Ovid)

Notes: Aromatics: Honey / Lemon / Rose Oil / Clove / Cherry.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringCherry, Floral Essences, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Spices
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2706)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

The very tart and tangy, citrusy, mildly grassy, acidic, floral, sugary Virginia honeydew also has a touch of honey as the base of the blend. The other Virginias offer some tangy ripe dark fruit, a touch of stewed fruit, earth, wood and a small spice note. The unsweetened black cavendish is slightly toasty with some brown sugar in a condimental role. The nutty, woody, earthy, lightly floral white burley adds depth and body as a secondary player. The tart and tangy lemon topping takes a little of the lead over the spicy clove and floral rose oil. The cherry and honey are in the background, but all the toppings work seamlessly together, and tone down the tobaccos to a medium extent. They slightly weaken in the last third of the bowl, but you’ll always notice the power of the tobaccos. The strength is almost medium, while the taste does reach the medium mark. The nic-hit is just past the center of mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Well balanced, it burns cool, clean and a little slow as some broken flake is in the mix. The deep, rich, sweet, mildly spicy, floral flavor is fairly consistent with a touch of floral savoriness, which translates to the very pleasant, lingering after taste and room note. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. Can be an all day smoke for the veteran aro smoker.


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HKI Pipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
HKI Pipester (1)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Pleasant

I just finished a bowl of this and it inspired me to write this review. It is great: cherryish soursweet and a smokey flavour. The different tobacco compounds come through perfectly for my taste. The citrusy sweet virginia, smokey and nutty burley and a hint of brownsugar and vanilla tasting black cavendish. They melt together nicely with the flavoring and provide easy burning consistent smoke from start to finish. I have smoked this with my savinellis (with balsa filter), chacom & stanwell (9mm) and it smokes perfectly in all of them. Easily a four star review and i hope that this one will never go out of production.

1 person found this review helpful.