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A light but flavoured blend of predominantly U.S grown Old Belt Virginia grades. A small amount of Oriental tobaccos with a light touch of Latakia, blended with black cavendish for a smooth and mild taste.

BrandE. A. Carey
Blended ByE.A Carey
Manufactured ByE.A. Carey
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
None Detected, Strong
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Unnoticeable, Pleasant
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Little Steven Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Little Steven (76)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Unnoticeable

What a flurry of fragrance as if from a French floozy ! Tan tobacco nearly in granules.

It smokes airy, light, strawberry summer. Perhaps it needs airing or storing to bring out more old belt.

It's probably good when the shadows get golden long or perhaps it's just one for the lasses.

Update 29/8/2016. I gave this another chance. It started off nasty and got worse. Forget about 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.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2071)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Carey's - Old Belt Virginia.

This was surprising! I was expecting your 'run of the mill' Virginia tobacco, so the word excitement wasn't at the front of my mind but upon the first puff I was instantly impressed by the deep flavour. The Virginia is without a doubt the main player but it doesn't swamp the taste as can often occur with Va blends! The other tastes aren't as prevalent, you do have to look more for them and it isn't too simple to decipher each taste but what I do get is a wonderful soft and slightly smoky undercurrent. I find this to have a good amount of "N", it won't blow your brains out but it is easy to notice. The burn has remained consistent all the way through and the smoke doesn't bite me any. The room note is exactly as you would expect from a Virginia based blend, not great, not bad, just basic.

I think this would make a great 'go to' tobacco.

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Roger Wallenstein Quaich Sand blasted

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Carey's

1 person found this review helpful.