Smoker's Pride Rich Taste

Rich Taste is a smooth blend of flue cured and air cured tobaccos, with real tobacco taste but a gentle enough flavor to smoke all day. It also makes a very good blending tobacco.


Brand Smoker's Pride
Blended By Lane Limited
Manufactured By Lane Limited
Blend Type Virginia/Burley
Contents Burley, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 12 ounce bag
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.15 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 05, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Strong
I bought this to give to a pipesmoking friend who wanted to try it. As this has been touted in the smokers group I belong to, I thought I'd give it a spin for myself. Now I'm not exactly a fan of budget bagged blends but it was straight burley and I thought that it just might be a nice inexpensive alternative that could be picked up just about anywhere. I mean, how far wrong can you go with a straight burley? This one answers that question.

I smoked 3 bowls of this... at pouch moisture (this was the pouched version), dried out and hydrated. The first two methods produced an extremely sour flavor that hit my tongue like something that has no business on a tongue... a sort of turpentine-like essence. I packed it a little more snug than usual due to its cut. Hydrated worked the best because it diffused that sour flavor, and the blend just became dull. There was a very slight hint of nuttiness that came out in the snork when dried or at pouch moisture but it was thin and wimpy. The abiding flavor was that sour, objectionable household solvent essence. This is a cheap tobacco and tasted so. Nicotine level was low as well, and this could have made a nice "light" cigarette for inhalers. Typically, the few blends that I rate with a single star are blends that are simply boring. This one, however, joins Paladin Black Cherry and a host of Sutliff blends that actually taste too awful for me to smoke, even in a pinch. Taste buds differ, of course, so try it if it interests you. Some folks like it. Whatever they get from it eluded me entirely, and that's kind of regrettable for me. I smoked it in meerschaum pipes, and perhaps a cob might be more suitable for those that want to give this one a spin.
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