This is another very versatile component. Green River burley is treated with sugar water and toasted until the sugar caramelizes and the tobacco is almost black. It has a mild brown-sugar flavor and a slightly sweet note. In Latakia blends, it will mellow the flavor. In Virginia or Virginia/perique blends, it adds a warm softness, and it can sweeten burley blends without adding flavoring. Moderate in nicotine, average burn rate.