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A "ready rubbed flake", i.e., cut up ready to smoke. A feast for the tongue for the pampered light smoker. Various grades of Virginia from bright golden yellow to deep brown present an interesting picture and soft, mild smoking pleasure. A gentle flavouring refines the taste and puts its stamp on the good room note.

Suited for any sized bowl (with small chambered bowls you should rub out the tobacco chunks a bit more)

Notes: Wittkittels ("whitecoats") is what the citizens of Hamburg used to call their firemen in the old days, because of their white uniforms.

BrandDan Tobacco
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Manufactured ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
FlavoringOther / Misc
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild, Very Mild
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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renwardhoop Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
renwardhoop (177)
Medium None Detected Medium Unnoticeable

Ridiculously cheap blend from Dan Pipe, Germany.

Comes in a neat tin with a foil lid as well as a plastic top.

Enticing tin aroma sweet virginia tobacco with a slight almond edge. Nice, very nice.

The smoke isn't that smooth and to be honest it's a bit harsh and tastes rather like a cheap tobacco, which of course it is, but at HALF THE PRICE of a UK blend it doesn't matter.

It's not all bad, but I have found it gets really hot and nasty on second or third relight. It's best to smoke as much of the whole bowl as you can before putting your pipe down and letting it cool, then emptying out the deep grey ash it produces.

Recommended for those on a tight budget.

Pipe Used: Briars

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Dan Pipe Lauenburg

Similar Blends: Mellow virginia, Timms, many other simple virginia blends..

2 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (310)
Mild Very Mild Medium Pleasant

In my current run to catch up with tobaccoes that I haven't tried (but should have) since I picked up pipe smoking over 20 years ago, I got this blend a few days ago in a package I had ordered from Dan Pipe.

The Wittkittels comes in a tin more reminiscent of a small can of chili beans. Pulling off the aluminium seal rewarded me with a good VA tobacco smell with a side note of something fruity.

As with all ready rubbeds, stuffing is easy, and lighting a bit hard unless you finely rub a pinch of the tobacco to top off the pipe. It burns slowly and coolly, and the taste is predominantly mellow VA. The room note is also mostly VA tobaccoes with a hint of fruitiness in it; unobtrusive but pleasant.

I could smoke this weed all day; it's got a gentle sweetness, is easy to handle, and won't burn hot. Then again, it's not something to get you excited about either. Good solid tobacco.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30069)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Wittkittels is a high quality blend. The tin has a mixture of ready rubbed , nice smelling tobaccos at a wonderful grade of moisture. Can be smoked all day. It has a effortles, cool and slow buning smoke. Some fruity flavor touch made a good combination wit the high quality Virginias. A very little Cavendish proportion I think has been added into the blend.

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