Burley, golden Virginia and black cavendish with a baked-in flavor of herbs and spices give this blend an unusual woodland aroma.

Blended ByKohlhase, Kopp und Co. KG
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Pleasant, Tolerable
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canvas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
canvas (335)
Medium Mild Medium to Full Tolerable

This got better with each bowl. T-14 is a deep spicy (Oriental tasting) mix with full body. It has a pleasing English aroma reminiscent of many Dunhill blends, a nice charcoal base, but with some added extras (likely the advertised herbal addition). Nothing you would whip up from a spice cabinet, just a luxurious mysterious blend with a hint of sweetness.

It packs and burns great, with just the right amount of moisture inside those springy ribbon cuts. The smoke is strong and savory, but not overbearing. The tangyness of all the players makes for a sophisticated date.

A bit less intense than McClelland's Frog Morton series, yet a great replacement for it. I'll be reordering more in the future.

Take your time with this one, there is a lot to discover.

Purchased From: pipesandcigars.com

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3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30082)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Notes: A truly unique blend, to be sure. I tried it in a number of different pipes and found I like it best in a Group 4 Dunhill briar.

Appearance: What Hans Schurch once referred to as a "crazy cut" in the same sense as "crazy quilt." Ultra-wide broad cut golden leaf, wide-cut reddish brown broken leaf, medium cut black ribbon, dark brown ribbon, light brown broken leaf, black flecks. In a ready-rubbed form.

Aroma: Corriander, cardamom, fig, quince, star fruit, lemon zest, smoke, vanilla ice cream.

Taste: Pine needles, rosemary, smoke, figs, wood-fire, charcoal, honey. Bright, spicy, sweet, sour. A very intriguing melange of flavors that creates a distinctive, flavorful blend, not at all what you are used to. It seems quite "modern" and breaks with traditional English flavor schemes. There is a particular sweet-sour Virginia notes which is quite habituating.

Comparisons: On the lines of the Danish style English blends like Peter Stokkebye's Proper English but a lot more restrained. Has the same mildly sweet-sour taste of Capstan Medium Flake, but over an English blend rather than a Virginia flake.

Bottom Line: A unique medium English blend. When you smoke this, the forest is in your pipe. Those seeking Capstan Medium's flavor in an English blend, will like this one.

3 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2051)
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

Chonowitsch - T 14.

Note: based on just a few hours, I couldn't take it any longer!

My tin had just the hydration for me; a little moist, but not wet. The cut's on the coarser side. I'm not talking about broken flake coarsness, but the ribbons are quite mesomorphic and chunky; compared to a lot of ribbon cut blends. The aroma's a little herby; nothing too sonorous or strong, but flavoured. It looks heavier with darker pieces.

The smoke? Odd. On one side there's a nutty flavour, and a sapid 'smoothing' from the black Cavendish. But, sadly, there's a frondescent herbiness, which gains strength as the bowl burns; this ruins things. Although the black Cavendish and Burley come through clearly I get very little from the Virginia. It smokes at a medium speed, giving a fairly cool smoke, but unfortunately it bites.

Nicotine: a touch higher than mild. Room-note: not too nice.

T 14? Not for me, it went into the bin after a few hours! One star:

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Devorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: 3 months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30082)
Very Mild Very Mild Extremely Mild (Flat) Pleasant

Smelled like cold coffee.

It tasted like warm air, even though it was a cool smoke, somewhat like really nothing.

After 3 tries I emptied the tin and had to discover that the tabacco was rotten at the bottem.

Something really strange.....

2 people found this review helpful.

Captain Pete Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Captain Pete (83)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a pretty nice blend, but I'm still not sure I get it. It's not an aromatic, but the burley and the cavendish lend it the character of an aromatic. But it doesn't quite roll off the palate the way a burley blend does either. It's kind of strange, but not altogether unpleasant.

The flavors I detected reminded me of oregano and cilantro. I grow my own herbs, and in the summer the smell of my herb garden is so strong I can taste it when the breeze blows right. Aside from that, I picked up a little of the burley nuttiness, but it seemed somewhat muted. And oddly, there was a slightly smoky aroma in the tin almost like hints of latakia. However, this was not present in the flavor or pipe aroma. There was a series of faint scents and flavors, but I couldn't really decipher most of them. They were there just enough to add depth and volume to the aroma, but they were there all at once, mingling with one another. Most of these flavors were only picked up on the back of my palate, lingering like ghosts of flavors.

Am updating this after more sampling. This blend is definitely flavorful, but in what I find to be a busy way. Others have described it as a "malange" of flavors, but I find it to be more a crazy patchwork of flavors. I thought I liked it, and am still not able to find a good solid reason to say that I don't. But, it's just too complex a blend for me to get my tongue around I think. And many of the flavors coming through in this blend just don't, to my mind, belong in a tobacco, nor even together at all. I like chocolate, and I like coffee (not in this blend, just an example). And while I don't find the taste of chocolate and coffee combined all that objectionable, I still prefer my coffee black and my chocolate in bars.

This blend does have a lot going on. I am sure that aromatic smokers looking for something a little off the beaten path will enjoy it, and possibly even those looking to get unhooked from the full English blends. It is an interesting smoke, and certainly is capable of keeping a smoker intrigued. Still a solid three stars, just for the quality of the tobacco used, and knowing that it will appeal to those in search of a complex blend.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30082)
Mild Medium Medium Tolerable

This is a really unusual tobacco blend, one recommended to anybody with an open mind. On the pallete, it is dry and herbacious. There is a truly incredible suggestion of a hickory campfire that is, after several tastings, remarkably impressive. Above all, the thing that I remember about this is that I cannot think of anything else quite like it: it is a flavor sculpture. Perhaps it is a fine one, but I think that it is fine in the way that so many modern, organic sculptures are fine. It is not a portrait of realism, for you would really not be likely to enjoy actually smoking a campfire. However, you will enjoy the evocation of a forest night in your living-room, when you are left wishing that you were outdoors to experience the real thing, may perhaps be glad that you at least have the solace of this tobacco, which shows the masculine refinement of a gentleman. There is no timidity here, but yet no offense within this honest aromatic blend. For me, it is not an everyday smoke, but that must not be taken as any insult to its charachter. This tobacco is remarkable and subtle (manly, not fragile), and I must nod to its impressive design. I shall sometimes puff this superb tobak on those nights when I feel tired from work and long for a simple fire, some clean air, and my favorite walking-sick. Impressive.

2 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30082)
Mild Mild Medium Tolerable

I'll keep this one on the short side. It is indeed woodland-y, somewhat spicy (or herby I suppose). I don't know if it is because of the time of year I first had this, but I pretty much go right to this if it is cool, foggy, or raining. It's one of those smokes that benefits from being surrounded in its aroma. If you want something different that really meshes with the outdoors, give this a try. I recommend letting it dry out a bit, as I had some trouble keeping it lit when I first got it. It was not wet at all, but a bit sticky. The aftertaste is pretty good too, not overly ashy like some virginia and not rich like a latakia blend. It stays similar to its flavor without being overwhelming.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30082)
Very Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is an aromatic tobacco blend with a generous dash of Latakia and sophisticated black Cavendish. The flavor is mild and tasty, perfect for close quarters smoking or piping among non-smokers due to a pleasant aroma void of pungent leaf.

There is a fair amount of flavor variation as you puff down the pack, making this somewhat rare for a lighter-styled blend, and not a bit boring.

Tobacco quality is high in T14, with a reasonably cool character, good burn and mottled, dry ash. The pipe is dry after a bowl, too. I believe a common term for the cut of tobacco among Europeans might be ?wild cut.? It sure loads nice and burns slow. My well-aged tin opened with the mix on the arid side with no sign of humectant or glop while remaining pliable. This is my preferred readiness for pipe tobacco.

I do not find this quite the inspiration for philosophic or poetic reflection, nor is it a walk in the Schillings spice plant either.

For those wishing a comparison to another blend, perhaps this tastes similar to Thomas Radford Sunday's Fantasy with less topping and the addition of Latakia, or a more cased and lighter version of Highland Targe.

1 person found this review helpful.

ScienceSmoker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
ScienceSmoker (57)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I didn't like this blend when I first tried it. That was almost exactly one year ago. It's been settling in a jar in my tobacco cellar since then, and I decided to try it yesterday... and now again today. I quite like it now. I guess it just needed some time to age. Or maybe I needed some time to age?

The immediate smell when you open the tin is oddly herbaceous. Up front: cloves, cardamom, a bit of cedar; further back: a bit of vanilla and pine?... it's strange. But that scent is far less potent when it's smoked. It's actually lighter, but not in a bad way, and still very complex.

The burley's nutty flavor is there, but very mild... and the clove/herb scent actually matches well with it. Same with the Virginia's, there's a very mild, pleasant sweetness that enhances the whole melody of spices. Strangely, it has kind of a light English blend taste. There's no latakia, but the spices take it's place and sort of replicate it's flavor and purpose a bit. There's a lot going on, but it's all so different from anything else I've had, it's difficult to quantify. When you slow down and take it in, it's really quite enjoyable. I do feel a slight bit of that numbing you get when you chew cloves or star anise, though.

Bottom line: Once you get past the odd tin note, this is actually a really nice blend... though you have to take it slow to actually taste everything. It's a bit like an English blend, but the Latakia has been replaced by some herbal spices. Hard to imagine, but it works. Solid 3 stars.

Age When Smoked: One year

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