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Relax and enjoy this classic natural tobacco, cool , rich and full of fruity character. A special process carefully teases apart the flakes of dark, ripe Virginia tobaccos to produce a blend that lights readily and smokes easily.

BrandE. A. Carey
Blended ByE.A Carey
Manufactured ByE.A. Carey
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Carey's Old - English Ready Rubbed.

The mixture is mainly smaller pieces of tobacco, most of which are less than half a C.M in length. It is quite consistent in colour, all a medium brown with only a tiny amount of lighter pieces. It has a typical Virginia aroma with a slight musky note to it.

Lighting this? Fabulous! Not long at all is a requisite with the lighter and once lit the taste is a good one. The smoke could deceive me into thinking this isn't a straight Virginia blend, there is a gentle caramel-esc flavour that imminently conjures up the thought of Burley. The burn is steady, it doesn't need many re-lights, all along giving a mid' temperature smoke. The flavour remains the same throughout, no fluctuations but a steady Virginia with a slight caramel touch. Nicotine, a medium amount that doesn't blast your head off! The room note is a straight forward Virginia one, gaining merit as it isn't too heavy. I think this would make a fantastic 'go to' smoke, it's not too flash, not too boring and packs an adequate amount of "N".

Three stars.

Pipe Used: Mr Brog Scoot

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Carey's

2 people found this review helpful.

Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (76)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

Nothing wrong with the quality of the leaf. Nothing wrong with the cut albeit a tad fine.

But it ends up boring.

I have to confess, I don't really get this one. But it has just occurred to me that this, and others from Careys, might be designed for filters.

So I'll get some and give it a go.

In the meantime, it ain't for me.

Update 30/8/2016. I gave it a go with filtre. Now I don't get filtre. Gave it a go without. This time it was like smoking brambles peppered with, well, cheap pepper. Binned it.

Pipe Used: Stanwell billard.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the shop.

Purchased From: The good folks at Careys

1 person found this review helpful.