Well, it is officially autumn now, and I am continuing my look into Tsuge’s Four Seasons Collection, which is a collection of four, aromatic blends. “The Mystery of Autumn” is the next logical blend, and even though it is autumn, it’s still 90 degrees here, but I’m hoping this blend brings me some hint of cooler weather.
The Mystery of Autumn
How Packaged: 1.76oz Tin
Tobacco Used: Black Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
Casing/Topping: Sweet, Sugar/Vanilla
Bowls Smoked: 2
Date Purchased/Obtained: 8/18/15
Storage Method: Freshly Opened Tin
Pipe(s) Used: Drew Estate Tsuge
Price Point: $12.95
Purchased: CigFed Store
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Tin/Jar Note: Awesome. Smells sweet, and creamy smooth. A little vanilla note.
Visual: Your standard ribbon cut tobacco, but you can clearly pick out the coloring of three tobaccos used.
Flavors: Sweet, creamy, nutty.
Smoking Experience: Right off the bat, the nuttiness of the Burley hits the tastebuds. Definitely the most pronounced Burley note I have had to date. The casing doesn’t give this tobacco a vanilla note, it simply makes it have a sweeter taste, creamier profile and a very pleasant room note. This tobacco smoked smooth and flavorful ALL the way to the bottom of the bowl, each time.
Tobacco Strength: Mild+
Room Note: Very pleasant
Comparable Tobacco: Similar to Tsuge’s other aromatics, but the Burley really stands out in this blend.
Conclusion: I really enjoyed this blend. It had nice, even flavors and the aromatic added a sweetness (and creaminess) without tasting like candy. And honestly, I kind of get an “autumn-y”, cool weather feeling while smoking this. Very smooth, bite-free and good for anytime. I will keep this on hand!
Rating: 4 Stars AKA "Keep in the Rotation" – Purchase enough to keep it in the rotation