Look forward to wintertime and this limited edition. The exquisite composition of this lovingly mixed tobacco makes your heart beat faster! The smoking pleasure is based on bright Virginias, mixed with brown and black cavendish and a hint of flake. This Christmas blend seduces with chords of finely ground cinnamon, sweet orange and candied apples.
I think it's impossible to smoke this and not feel in the Christmas spirit!
The blend covers all the different shapes and sizes, right from some tiny bits, about a millimetre long, all the way up to a good amount of larger broken flake pieces. To be fair it does need a short airing first, it's not saturated but it requires a few hours opened up. The aroma? Oh wow! It immediately suggests Christmas time. At the front of the smell is a full Orange note, with a superb spicy hit from the Cinnamon and a brilliant fondant note.
I get mine lit and am imminently blown away by the taste. The tobaccos are at a lovely balance to one and other, neither too harsh nor weak but the magic comes from the added tastes. All the way through there is a truly scintillating citrus flavour from the Orange whilst the next in line is the Cinnamon , a lively spicy touch. As it burns down it stays consistent and even, only needing re-lighting if completely ignored and left alone. The nicotine is at a perfectly medium amount and also it's easy to inhale the smoke to gain nicotine satisfaction. A negative (for me) is it can issue a slight nip to my tongue, not at all harsh but a really small one so by gently sipping it the enjoyment is totally un-disturbed. To finish on another positive, the room-note is superb, it has a brilliant Orange and Cinnamon fragrance to it which finishes the smoking with a Christmas type note left in the room!
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