GL Pease Laurel Heights is a Virginia/Latakia blend. With mostly Virginias, it should be a milder and naturally sweet blend. And with a very small amount of Latakia, that shouldn’t be very perceptible.

Laurel Heights

Company: GL Pease

How Packaged: 2 oz. Tin

Style: Virginia Based

Tobacco Used: Virginia & Latakia

Casing/Topping: None

Cut: Ribbon

Bowls Smoked: 2 

Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/1/15

Storage Method: Mason Jar

Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe

Price Point: $16.00

Purchased: Sample from another BOTL

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Tin/Jar Note: A lightly smokey note, with a rich, natural tobacco sweetness. There is also just a bit of spice showing through.

Visual: Mostly lightly colored, Virginias with just the sporadic ribbon black Latakia.

Flavors: Notes of muted orange peel and a lot of leather

Smoking Experience: Nice plumes of smoke, but I had to relight it fairly often. The finish was quite long, mostly leathery and pretty pleasant.

Tobacco Strength:  Mild-Medium

Body: Mild-Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Comparable Tobacco: Nothing comes to mind.

Conclusion: Not a bad tobacco at all. Clean, mild and leisurely. I really liked the orange notes and the natural tobacco flavors. Not something I want to stock up on, but I would definitely not be against smoking this again. If I found it cheap enough I would buy some more.

Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale

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