Cup O' Joes Adirondack Tiger Slices Pipe Tobacco

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


Brand Cup O' Joes
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Virginia/Latakia
Contents Latakia, Virginia
Cut Flake
Packaging Bulk
Country Unknown
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.40 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 02, 2016 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.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 08, 2017 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
PurchasedFrom: Cup O' Joes
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 06, 2018 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
PurchasedFrom: Cup O' Joes
Age When Smoked: Fresh
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 11, 2022 Medium None Detected Full Strong
Adirondack Tiger Slices (ATS) charters as stealthy crouched specimen of choice Virginias varietals tangled with savory Latakia finely pressed, extensively heated, and then sliced or possibly tiger-clawed into smokeable marveled strips of luxury tobacco. This original house offering of Cup O Joe’s presents a unique opportunity to push past any imposing inhibitions of a bracing experience, so roll back those ears and let’s proceed with the eye of the tiger.

Essentially ATS bestows a colorful medium-full Virginia forward experience that is moderated towards the sweeter side. Lying in tandem attendance, a strain of matured Latakia brings a congealing complement that seasonably fills the rear middle band. Ultimately the blend charters as a heady sweet citrus wood accented with bold leathery and acute native spice.

Subjecting pressed tobaccos to an extended heating process promotes a thrilling coalescence that enriches the final fusion of the assorted varietals used within the recipe. Through this operation a natural blackening of the Bright tobaccos ensues as well. The subject sampling, ATS, undergoes such a process in defining aspects of its final character. As a result, the degree of extensive fermentation within this blend is amazing. The resulting achievement is an enhancement of natural sugars that stand out with significant remarking and savor.

Very balance and rounded, the mix endows a velvety textured profile that feels wonderful on the palate, generally. The Virginia-Latakia meld is gracefully smooth providing a consistent robustness and intensity. As such the depth is quite impressive leaning towards an abiding character that arrives with mellow medium richness and decided fullness. ATS is not an overly complex recipe, per say, yet an expressive flavor movement transpires with constant accord for the entire smoke, notable in a word.

At first glance ATS’s appearance is truly extraordinary. Being infatuated with this singularity, I had to place a handful of the optimally dry strands under lighted magnification. With that I witnessed a significant degree of dense fibrous weaving, leaf surface toothiness, and the effects of colorfully aged intensification. It was quite the sight honestly; exquisite might be the popular description.

Originally compressed into a cake and then sliced, ATS is presented in the form of unwieldy and imposing 8”-10” tails of strapping tobaccos. Easy to separate, the dismembered morsels look to be more shredded like pieces of slaw as if they were fabricated with one of those hand cranked tobacco roller cutters of yore. These gnarled thongs of choice leaves facilitate a most original, unconventional, and awe-inspiring constitution consistent with the brand’s precise imaging.

What does show are handsome tightly meshed wisps of deeply fermented tobaccos of varying lengths and thickness, shaggy and wild by way of conformance. The brilliance of tinting reflects a definite striping pattern. Mainly, random blended streams of bright white-yellows, tan, golden, chocolate browns, coffee, softer greys, and deep ebony shadings run the course, artfully fused into what I would deem as an “impressionistic” rendering. To say there was multihued movement in the pouched visage would be highly accurate.

Sampling the nose of the open jar, the registration is characteristically bold and fluent with distinctive airs. Essentially the fragrance swells up uninhibited from inside projecting a complex aroma. In the forefront a rush of sweetness combines with a sharp tart/vinegar scent and some tangy floral spice emanating from the Virginia as an accompaniment to some leading wood and passive grass. Just past this element the Latakia embellishes the bouquet with standard incense/campfire-like tinges, loamy earthiness, a seasoning of prune zest, and distinct raw leather. With this lively encounter, my conclusion led me to expect that I would find that ATS carried a distinguishable flavor.

Lighting the pipe, immediately a lovely cultivated Virginian sweetness takes command of the lead position featuring a vibrant palette of native nuances in foreshadowing support. Namely a forthright lemony charm forms the consistent high note, as a little light caramel, moderate tang, and floral herbs entertain the overall flavor with robust spicing. Lying on the baseline a strong bolstering pillar of deeply cultured wood stands harmonizing dependably.

Coming with a dash of buttered fruity earthiness, the resident Latakia is dominated by a bold leathery push. Some weathered characterization takes the form of pungent mushroom affluence and charred sourwood. It is a tad bit musty, incense tempered, and profoundly smoky in temperament. ATS therefore leaves a very distinguishable aftertaste of thick tanged spicy wood.

As I continued to smoke the blend, I noted that both the textural feel upon my palate and the ensuing smoke that was produced, afforded an agreeable creaminess and density in their physical properties. Although the Bright leaf does promote a little zing in the mouth cavity, it was not harsh or crude by any means. Actually, the blend, being medium-full in flavor with a more honest intensity proved to be quite relaxing and satiable. There is no mistaking that you know are smoking a cut of tobacco that has vigor, however. With that, I would not necessarily recommend ATS as a day-long excursion as it is far too full-bodied in nature.

Additionally, I found the mixture to burn exceptionally even and at cooler temperatures. There was no evidence of discomfort in the smoking, and I would rate the nicotine effect as mild-medium in potency at best. Furthermore, the body of smoke exhausted is reasonably thick and meaty. Subsequent, there is no missing the aroma on this one.

Cascading within the room, a heavy dense spicing of charred wood, smoking pungency, and sweet/tart accents overtakes the surrounding. The aroma is fairly pernicious in a determination to be known and to establish an extended residency. For those who are modest about bold smells, ATS most likely would not be received favorably. For myself, the persona of the blend brought satisfaction and pleasure, but that’s me.

In sum, although ATS is not complex by way of formal recipe, it does present a great deal of excitement in the overall flavoring nuances. For those of favor a vibrantly matrixed taste profile then I would suspect you would find enjoyment in this mixture without doubt. As a “simple” Virginia/Latakia concoction is does bring the proto-typical ambience and splendor found in finer English style mixtures. The prolonged “blackening” process used to manufacture this mix achieves dazzling results by my assessment.

On a final note, this blend is sometimes hit and miss on availability as I had to wait a considerable amount of time before Cup O Joe’s had replenished their inventory. Mostly likely, the general appeal and the associated extended processing lead times aggravated this predicament. I will say that after smoking just a couple bowls from my initial two-ounce sample, I immediately ordered four more to stockpile myself. Perhaps given that I am a pipe smoker born in the Chinese Year of the Tiger supplicates the adventurous appeal of this blend, naturally I liked it! So, grab this tail and don’t let go for there is true certainty in its bracing enjoyment.

Objective Scoring (based upon standard genre attributes, mechanicals, and cost): 131/150 @ 87% Hanna Subjective Rating: 3.3

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 21, 2018 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
PurchasedFrom: Cup O Joes
Age When Smoked: 6 months
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