Early Morning Pipe
How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin
Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/9/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 pipe
Price Point: $9.25
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: A smokey-sweetness, with hay, molasses and dried fruit notes. Very light on the smokiness.
Visual: A fairly varied mix of light, medium and dark tobaccos. The Latakia shows up well, with the mix leaning a bit more to the Virginia side.
Flavors: There is a mild, natural sweetness and lots of grain notes up front. The background is a subtle mix of smoke from the Latakia and spice from the Orientals.
Smoking Experience: Lots of nice, thick smoke and a great burn. Never too hot, no re-lights and no gurgle or bite. A very easy going, yet flavorful smoke.
Tobacco Strength: Mild-Medium
Room Note: Tolerable-Pleasant
Conclusion: At times I would say that this blend actually tastes more like a cigar, than a pipe, which is interesting. It is also milder and sweeter than the English blends that I have had. This is definitely a great first smoke of the day tobacco and I would lean towards keeping some on-hand.
Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation"