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Blend of Turkish and Virginia tobaccos.

Manufactured ByVilliger
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Very Mild
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable

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PeterD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PeterD (91)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

..Quite a nice tobacco...It is an elegant pipe tobacco as well. While mostly is a blend of several types of Turkish as well as some very "soft" Virginia leaf and is well rounded, and I don't see this as one-dimensional at all... Far too many nuances for that.

Very even burn rate and keeping it a bit moist brings out more flavor. Frankly, I was looking for a Turkish tobacco to replace SG Turkish Blend which I have been told will no longer be in production. If that indeed happens, I will enjoy the Newminster as a reasonable replacement. Smoked in a group 4 or larger pipe and could be an all day tobacco.

...a pipe is to be savored...

6 people found this review helpful.

Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (102)
Mild to Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable

#84 is a tasty blend that displays a rather distinct Oriental character. The combination of tobaccos (Turkish, Virginias, and I believe some Burley too--certainly more Virginias than Burley) produce a colorfully exotic flavor that is an interplay of both sweet and a bit sour, but all tobacco. I do believe that the Virginia element is somewhat on the "green" and "raw" side, however, and this tends to introduce some course and harsh qualities, especially toward the bottom of the bowl.

Overall, not a bad smoke, but I simply prefer #80 for its more mellow quality. I would advise you to try both #80 and #84 together--your experience may be different than my own.

Actually deserves a rating between 2 and 3-stars, but closer to 2.

Age When Smoked: BULK

Similar Blends: Newminster Norway Pipe Cut #80.

5 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This has some really nice flavors. Orientals lead the Virginias by a small margin. Surprisingly fuller and deeper than expected. Mild to medium in body and medium in flavor. The only criticism I can level is that the Virginias give a little bit of a lip tingle. No bite, just a tingle on the lips. I enjoyed smoking this. 3+

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh bulk

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4 people found this review helpful.

Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Mild Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Newminster - No.84 Oriental Pipe Cut;

Star Rating = 3.50;

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;

Pouch Note = 9;

Room Note = 8;

Flavor = 9;

Bite = 8;

Burn = 8;

After Taste = 8;

Raw Score = 50;

Rated Percentage = 83%;

Comment = Smooth, Mild, nice bright Flavor, has a tad bit of a Bite

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1912)
Mild Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Newminster - No. 84 Oriental Pipe Cut.

The ribbons are very slender, medium brown, and the moisture's good.

One of my few complaints with this is the speed: partly because of the slim build it can burn a little quickly, so I puff quite tentatively; that's not a huge problem though, all the more reason to savour and enjoy! The Turkish tobacco is very charismatic, and gives more than the Virginia; the grassiness isn't in the same league. I find, for the first part of a bowl, the overall taste is one that's mostly sweet, it takes until everything's settled for the sourness from the Turkish to come through.

There isn't much nicotine to be had from No. 84, and the room-note's quite nice.

Yes, it burns quick, but the flavour justifies a recommendation:

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Peterson #03 P'lip

Age When Smoked: One month

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3 people found this review helpful.

Max1a Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Max1a (38)
Extremely Mild None Detected Very Mild Tolerable

Quite a disappointing blend. I'm not sure blend is the proper term...maybe mix or mixture. The two parts of this are clear and distinct, both visually and in the smoke. The Orientals stand out as the bulk component with some highest quality Virginia bright ribbon cut. About a 70/30 ratio to my estimate. It is quite dry and fluffy. A bowl can be packed very firmly. Lights well. At first it rminded me of C&D Izmir Turkish but that quickly faded to a flat one dimensional taste. Every once in a while the Orientals would peek through but mostly it reminded me of super premium cigarette tobacco. I recommend it as a blender for cased cavendish that needs tobe lightened. By itself it lacks anything resembling pipe tobacco.

Pipe Used: Cob and a medium briar Billiard

Age When Smoked: 1+ year

Similar Blends: European Turkish Cigarettes.

2 people found this review helpful.