Hearth & Home’s Magnum Opus is a blend of Cyprian Latakia, yellow Virginias (U.S. and Bulgaria), Izmir, Basma and the “Queen of Tobaccos”, Yenidje. Then some Perique is added to give it more depth and smoothness.
Company: Hearth & Home
How Packaged: 1.76 oz Tin
Tobacco Used: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 10/01/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Basic $40 Pipe
Price Point: $12.95
Purchased: Sample from another BOTL
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Tin/Jar Note: Smoke, Worcestershire sauce and a spicy, dried, dark fruit.
Visual: Ribbon cut tobaccos, on the dry side of moisture content. There are a variety of colors from the variety of tobaccos. Olive, tan, brown and black are abundant.
Flavors: Smoke, BBQ, meat and a watered down Worcestershire sauce note. Spice and fig are also present.
Smoking Experience: Good. Burned very well and only needed 2-3 hits from the lighter. Smooth profile, no bite, no gurgle and no overly hot bowl.
Tobacco Strength: Medium
Room Note: Tolerable
Conclusion: A very nice blend, of smokey and slightly spicy goodness. It isn’t overly strong in any any one area and the burn was near perfection. The finish is happily fairly short and does not leave a film on the palate.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale"