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A fine pipe tobacco. Fully ripe Virginia tobacco is improved to black cavendish and toasted with a little latakia.

BrandW.O. Larsen
Blended ByW.O. Larsen
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Virginia
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
None Detected
Extremely Mild (Flat), Mild to Medium, Medium
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Telling it how it is. Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Telling it how it is. (73)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

This is a very mild natural tobacco. It is mainly a Virginia blend, the Latakia is not really to be tasted, but it is there and mellows the blend out a little, also it adds some very faint spiciness to the taste. But it is very far from being an english blend as which it often gets advertised.

Packing and lighting is very easy, burning properties are slow and if you are not watchful it gets out more often than other blends do.

It mainly just tastes sweet, that's basically all it offers to the palette. It lacks any complexity and does not develop over the course of a bowl. But it still is a nice, very discreet smoke of high quality. I specifically would recommend this as a beginners smoke to the world of natural tobaccos, precisely for its lack of complexity.

Think Rattray's Black Virginia - it plays in that ball park.

Room note is simply tobacco, in a good way.

Do i recommend this blend? Yes, i do if you like tobaccos that are mild in taste, strength and aroma. It certainly is of high quality. But if you do not have the palette for that then it will just bore you and you should stay clear from it.

Pro tip: another blend that will be eradicated by 2016, so stock up if you do enjoy it.

Pipe Used: It went trough rotation.

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Tantric Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tantric (321)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I don't know if this is still in production, I've mentioned it before in reference to other tobaccos. It is a mild to medium Latakia-Virginia, very refined, elegant and smooth. It's not that heavy on the aroma. Very easy to pack and light, it it a top quality leaf smoke. More flavorsome and smokey than CD's Yale Mixture, and with a rounder, more eloquent composition than Stokkeby's Proper English.

If you don't mind the lighter side of Latakia blends, do give this one a try.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Very Mild None Detected Extremely Mild (Flat) Tolerable

Tragic tobacco. Pity because I have tried also No 50 that is one of my favorites. Terrible tonque bite even though it was dry enough and no hint of Latakia in this mix.

In a few words one star and last place in the list with oriental-latakia in my tobacco list.

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