Tumbleweed blend is a ribbon-cut aromatic mixture comprised of black cavendish, burley, and Virginia tobaccos. A fragrant vanilla topping is added, providing a pleasant flavour profile with some subtle floral undertones.
The appearance is one of mostly Virginia and Burley, only about 15% of the mix is black. Aside from a small proportion the majority has been well rubbed out. It smells quite sweet and harbours a decent amount of hydration.
The smoke? There are much better vanilla aromatics for a shaving of the cost; MUCH better. Anyhoo, I'll get back to the nitty gritty! The Virginia and Burley take responsibility for the most of the smoke; dry, toasty Burley and somewhat sharp Virginia. The black Cavendish seems almost redundant; with the inclusion of added vanilla just a sprinkling of black Cav' makes little sense. The topping doesn't resemble sticky vanilla as much as it does sweet vanilla; REALLY sweet and too sickly. The burn? Oh dear! Although reliable the smoke is way too hot. Also it bites.
Nicotine: medium at a push. Room-note: not bad.
Tumbleweed? Not good and after this review it's going to 'tumble' (!) into my bin. Not recommended:
While the days of Nording flirting with McClelland are behind us, perhaps good things can still smolder in this tin?
Open a window and air the room out, as this Tumbleweed is giving off the vapers; sweet plumes, mixing with a fruity burnt Orange narcotic, I'd be hard pressed to describe as Vanilla. It was the kind of harsh sweetness from huffing a bowl of Fruity Pebbles. Now I wasn't turned off by it, but it is the kind of Aromatic that haters will point out as the reason they avoid this category. The cut was a soft mix of brown leaves that were dry to the touch (despite the heavy handed toppings at work) and lit without hassle. The smoke was acidic and its sheer strength of flavoring overpowered the experience (even though the nicotine was mild/medium), at times becoming too sharp to enjoy fully.
I gravitate towards Danish blends, and this one performed reasonably well, but it was just too full throttle for any adult wanting to enjoy their desert.
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