I used to buy this for special events, like a housewarming, or a party. Works very well as a "cleansing smudge" for a new home. It is like no other blend you'll find. I believe the blend category actually is called "knicki knick" and can be found some places online if you're looking for Native American pipe blends. It's well worth trying it, provided you can find it.
The pouch presentation is mostly Virginia and burley thick shag, it's pretty much cig tobacco. It also has a smattering of various shredded and whole leaf herbs. It smells almost like some kind of incense. It has a strong whiff of sage to it as well. The tobacco is very fresh if you can find it still and is very bright smelling for what it is.
The packing process requires some rubbing out to break up the whole leaf herbs for better lighting. It burns very well after the charring light. I smoke this in a large clay t-shaped bowl with a 16 inch wooden shaft. I picked it up in the white mountains of New Hampshire on vacation.
The nic content is lower than I would have liked, but it can be inhaled a bit. The flavor is a bit of sweet va, common to american spirit and the herbal content otherwise indescribable. The herbs are something very different for most pipe smokers. It is definitely worth trying this if you're looking to expand your palate, or try something different.
WARNING: This blend, due to the herbs in, smells very strongly of marijauna. It may be wise to check your surroundings, and who is in your company if you don't want a tongue lashing in public places.
I can't believe I actually found Pow Wow Blend on TRC. A very nice lady was offering American Spirit cigarettes at the 2015 Kansas City Pipe Show, and at her table was a box of Pow Wow. I bought two pouches for my local pipe club's raffle, but later decided to try one of them. It sure looked like RYO tobacco to me. A fine short leaf shag of Burley and Bright. And boy, was this stuff strong! Not so much just the nicotine level, which didn't give me the hiccups, but just the overall presentation. Sort of like the taste I got when I snuck my dad's filterless Camel cigarettes when I was a kid. Finally, there's all kinds of herbal stuff in here, so expect exotic blasts of smoke when you exhale.
Tried this one several times when I ran out of my brand and this was available. Not bad, but something is just a bit off. It's worth trying, and it's about right as far as not too weak, not too strong, but the flavor made me furrow my eyebrows a bit.
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