Frederick Tranter-Elizabethan Mixture. This deserves to be a lot more popular than it is.
From the pouch, the aroma is quite a standard Balkan type one. The Latakia can be easily noticed.
Although it's badged as a mixture I can't see many different sizes of tobacco in the pouch. With a 'mixture' I normally expect some pieces of flake, plug and ribbon but this just looks like a basic ready rubbed blend.
It's of a good moisture but remember it comes in loose pouch form so it hasn't been sealed away from the elements.
The flavour from the smoke is a brilliantly balanced one. All of the constituents can be tasted but not one of them seems to take the lead position. The Latakia isn't greedily hogging the pallete with lots of smokiness, instead it gives a very subtle woodiness: This is different to most blends with Lat' in them. The taste is what I would refer to as "a fair one".
The nicotine sits at about medium for me. I enjoy blends of this strength as it satiates any wants for N yet it doesn't leave me feeling overdosed on nicotine!
This gives a good burn. For it to go out it has to be left at your side un-puffed for some time!
This is a very natural and honest tasting blend. I strongly recommend people try it.
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