One can identify pieces of green deer tongue in the mixture. This makes the amount of flavour from the deer tongue the smokers choice! That aside, it's a little more than two thirds Virginia and underhydrated.
The tobaccos taste quite nice, but they're nothing to shout about: citrusy Virginia seasoned with black Cav'. It's the deer tongue which ruins it, for me: until the end of a bowl any vanilla qualities of the 'tongue are smothered by it's herby/minty flavour. It burns reliably but is too warm.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: tolerable.
New Market? I don't like it and won't recommend it:
Where does C&D keep coming up with such different varietals of mixers? I think the taste was a little on the full side thanks to the addition of the Deer Tongue (which I don't normally car for), but overall the blend did not fill the palate with what I consider a good smoke for me. It burned really fast, too, but never nipped my tongue. A totally different presentation that I've experienced in the past. Not really impressed by the outcome but see where some may enjoy this as the Virginia is quality leaf.
This was quite a disappointment. Frankly it was almost like smoking a cigarette. Simply no flavor at all. Room note was non existent and the burn was pretty cool. Just nothing there and never did show up to the bottom of the bowl.
I bought this because I was intrigued with trying Deer Tongue. I found the flavor to be quite odd. I like to retrohale, and this was not pleasant in that regard. No bite, gurgle , or nicotine. UPDATE: I threw the rest of this out, a first for me.
Initial lighting I tasted a strong Virginia and a strong deer tongue. I love deer tongue, and that taste and smell faded away pretty quick.
I wouldn't even think about strength when smoking this blend, it's very light. The flavoring is weird. I'm not really getting a casing taste, just more of a lemon, Virginia kind of thing, with the deer tongue poking it's head in once in a while. The room note isn't quite as good as C & D's other deer tongue blends.
I kinda have mixed thoughts about this blend, mostly because of the lemon Virginia and lack of deer tongue. In the end a solid three stars.
Interesting blend. Being a huge fan of C&D Burley based Deer Tongue blends (Gentleman Caller and Crooner) I decided to try their only Virginia Deer Tongue blend. New Market makes for a very nice smoke. Smooth, Mild, Light in the nicotine department and as aromatic as a non-aromatic can be. The lemon Virginia takes the forefront here. Sweet and mild. The Cavendish acts as a nice base, fills out the smoke well. The Deer Tongue however is very faint in the background. Adds that subtle spicy vanilla the leaf is known for. I think I would prefer a larger dose of deer tongue in this one but it is very nice as is.
If you like Crooner, you should PROBABLY enjoy this one too. I said probably, because here you won't find that delicious burley nuttiness... This one is OK, but a bit too mild for my taste. Even the deertongue seems more sparingly applied.
Give it a try if you like the weird green leaf, otherwise skip it.
This is some crazy pipe weed. Lemon Virginias, black cavendish, and the herb deer tongue make up New Market. Boy, talk about your change of pace smoke... I've let my original 4 oz. sample sit for about 2 years, smoking only the occasional bowl. Tonight I smoked 2 bowls in a row and the tip of my tongue is a little numb; I attribute that to the deer tongue. I would not recommend this to everyone, but if you want to try something really unique, give it a try.
The lemon Virginias are top notch, but require some aging to settle down a bit. There's not a lot of cavandish or deer tongue. The cavendish is quite tasty, but only shows itself occasionally. I find the deer tongue hard to describe except for the effect on my tongue. It has a flavor, but I can't describe it.
One more of the deer tongue blends, this is certainly an odd one that I'm not sure I like a whole lot. The Virginias just don't seem to mix well with the deer tongue and it's funny tasting and funny smelling- both in the room and in the pouch. Very attractive blend though, with bright yellow (biting) Virginias, some black and just a few flecks of green. I didn't mind Crooner for DT blends, but the others I've tried have fallen short and this was probably the worst of the bunch. My sample (unfortunately a whole pound) was put up back in '99 and it never really got any better...
I honestly don't understand such low ratings for New Market. It is different, it's intriguing and I love it! Deer tongue is the star here and it marries well with the Va, that gives body and "tobacconess" and the cavendish that smooths the whole thing down. A good change of pace from whatever you smoke.
A delightful blend that I hope C&D will keep forever.
I don't understand why New Market get a such bad reviews. This is a great blend with Deer Tounge and some Black CAVENDISH which adds some sweetness making NM more interesting than the other DT blends. Comes as a beautiful blend of colors and the perfect moisture content. It is a bit pricier than other blends in my cellar but still have a few OZ's and would consider getting a pound just in case it gets the chop with short notice like so many pipe tobaccos seem to do these days.
Pipe Used: Cobs, Peterson
Age When Smoked: New, 8 months
Purchased From: P&c
Similar Blends: Crooner, gentlemen's caller, engine.
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