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A rich, black flake of Virginia grades enriched with latakia.

BrandCup O' Joes
Blend TypeVirginia/Latakia
ContentsLatakia, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2851)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

The Virginias are earthy, dark fruit sweet with some fermented tanginess, and a small amount of spice. The rich smoky, woody sweet Cyprian latakia offers strong support to the Virginias. The nic-hit is closer to medium than it is to mild. There’s no chance of bite, and no harsh or dull spots are present. The broken flakes are easily manipulated, and it burns at a reasonable rate, cool and clean with a little smoothness, and a very consistent flavor from start to finish. Requires few relights for a broken flake. Leaves little moisture in the bowl. The smoky sweet after taste and strong room note will linger. Not an all day smoke, but not that far from being one.


9 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2035)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Cup O' Joes - Adirondack Tiger Slices.

Although it's currently listed as unavailable I only bought some a few weeks back from Cup O' Joes online.

Quite a coarse broken flake, some of the blend arrives as whole flakes. It's dark brown in colour, with a moistness I couldn't be any happier with.

If you like a full-on Lat-Bomb you might find this a little mild. The Latakia gives a lavish flavour, but is more demulcent and lenient with any sharpness. The Virginia is the making of this blend, being rich, sweet, fruity, and ripe. The standard of burn goes without question, giving a cool, bite free, smoke.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: not the worst, not the best.

I'm more than happy to highly recommend this:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson System #314

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

6 people found this review helpful.

Tiedemann Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tiedemann (13)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Strong

This is a well-balanced blend. I get a lot of complex fruit, earthy notes and a bit of spiciness from the Virginias. The Latakia adds smoke, black pepper, acidity and subtle dryness, somehow simultaneously enhancing and taming that sweet Virginia blast.

The coarsely cut flakes are easily handled, and need only light rubbing. Perfect moisture level out of the bag, fairly easy to light and keep lit. Maybe not quite enough nicotine to keep an addict happy.

Although this is very far from a Lat-bomb, it will make your room smell like a bonfire.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

2 people found this review helpful.

SmokingHawk Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokingHawk (54)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

After couple hours having a bowl of Balkan mixture I wanted to have another one and needed to stick to English Latakia blend so reach out to 🐯 slices jar smell Latakia dominant broken flakes were easily manageable and fills bowl easily. At light it typically smell like all the Latakia blend Woody smokey and cool. Burns easily smoked evenly Latakia dominant through out the bowl with occasional Virginia's pinch which not that harsh due to absence of parique. Enjoyed this tobacco and recommended.

Pipe Used: Good Briar pipe

Age When Smoked: 6 months

Purchased From: Cup O Joes

1 person found this review helpful.