Middle Earth Tobacco Rivendell

A naturally sweet red Virginia and burley blend, perfect as an all day smoke as this one doesn't get much more relaxing.


Brand Middle Earth Tobacco
Blended By Nat Clark
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 30g Jar
Country United States


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

Average Rating

3.75 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 16, 2013 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
I got a sampler pack from Nat and I have now smoked them all and in my book they all get 4stars! This particular blend is what I would call an "all day" smoke, as the description is dead on and I have already purchased more. The VA's and Burley create a harmony that I rarely find in this type of blend and while there is a bite if puffed too hard, one can easily control this as the tobacco is at perfect moisture level.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 02, 2015 Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant
Got this, to be honest, based on the appealing name. Wasn't disappointed. Apparently, Virginias are my go to tobaccos. Really smooth tasting blend and an easy cut for us amateurs at loading the pipe. Nice and cool burning. Worth a try.
Pipe Used: Peterson Dublin Castle
PurchasedFrom: Middle Earth Tobacco
Age When Smoked: From the Tin
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 14, 2022 Mild Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
Heed my harkening to the glory of being a free-willed piper smoker as I present another from the so named Middle Earth Collection! Bestowed upon us by the blending enchantment of The Country Squire appears the Elves’ choice aromatic alchemy the illustrious Rivendell. An aromatic coming from Jackson-way, yeah you know it will probably be good.

Rivendell poses as a relaxed coarse-cut amalgamation of Black Cavendish, assorted Burley and savory Virginia magically dusted with notes of heavenly chocolate and soft walnut flavorings. Richly variegated colors of fawn, golden brown, copper, and stark ebony comprise an alluring mass of pipe weed that emits a slightly tart grassiness that is blanketed by a sugary essence of natural cocoa infused nuttiness. Sounds splendid right!

With the smoking, the profile rounds out to be a gently flavored taste reminiscent of soft creamy hot chocolate in the fore ground lightly seasoned with a subdued sweet tangy walnut dancing in the shadows. The peaceful intensity of this flavor has a very amiable feel that fosters an appealing gracefulness much like the ambience of Rivendell itself.

For whatever reason, I did register a lower presence that was evocative of fruity-apricot Riesling, although no wine casing is noted in the recipe per say. Perhaps some illusional Elfish mysticism influencing the experience. The native tobaccos do add some misty flair as tones of grassy Virginia, earthen sugary/woody Cavendish zest and full Burley molasses-nuttiness project through with accompanying grandeur. Mild in temperament without any harshness in tone or effects, Rivendell produces a freshening room aroma that is delicately sweet and tender in significance. A well balanced and nicely crafted aromatic, this mixture inspires enjoyable inner tranquility and obliging Elven spirit. So, draw up pipe and release yourself to its inherent magic. 3.5 pipes.
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