Summer Daydream is one of four new blends, from the newly released Seasons line from Tsuge. The Season's line is a collection of four (one for each season), aromatic blends. Released at the same time as the God Series, which is a non-aromatic lineup, but those are for another review. It's still summer down here, so i am going to see how this tobacco holds up.
How Packaged: 1.76 oz. Tin
Tobacco Used: Burley & Virginia
Bowls Smoked: 4
Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/18/15
Storage Method: Mason Jar
Pipe(s) Used: Drew Estate Tsuge
Price Point: $12.95
Purchased: From the CigFed Store.
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Tin/Jar Note: Nutty, sweet and pleasantly smooth.
Visual: A fairly moist looking, ribbon cut pile of darker tobacco, with the light colored Virginias throughout.
Flavors: Pretty straightforward. Sweet Virginia and nutty Burley tobacco notes, with a mild amount of vanilla.
Smoking Experience: It smoked nicely, other than needing a few relights. I didn't hit it too hard from that since it is an aromatic and with the humidity outside my tobacco only gets "wetter" as I have it out.
Tobacco Strength: Mild+
Room Note: Pleasant
Comparable Tobacco: Nothing specific comes to mind. This is similar to most of the vanilla aromatics I've had, except it seems to be the mildest one to date.
Conclusion: Good tobacco, nice sweetened profile. Only real drawback to me was the strength and body. A little too on the mild side for me. Even though this makes sense to me, because for those hot summer days you'd want something easy going and somewhat sweet. I would definitely rebuy, just sure I wouldn't need to keep too much on hand.
Rating: 3 Stars AKA "When it is on Sale" – Wouldn't pay full retail but would purchase it on sale.