No.31, one of Newminster's most successful blends, consists of flue-cured tobaccos from the fields of Zimbabwe and Malawi which are blended with sweet processed Black Cavendish and mellow Burley tobaccos.
A cocktail of fruit and vanilla flavors gives this blend its unique taste. No wonder Optimal Choice belongs to our bestsellers list.
I ordered 4 ounces of this stuff enough to fill one jar and give it a try purely based on the above reviews. It was worth it. Opening the bag you get a pouch note of sugar and raisins not so much of berries. The ribbon cut is course and on the thicke... Read Morer side which I really liked as it gives this blend a more robust flavor. The room note is very pleasing and safe enough to smoke inside if you choose too. Lighting was effortless even with the dampness of the tobacco and it burned evenly without any percolating. I didn't notice any bite but I also smoked it very slow indoors. Overall I recommend this blend and will be keeping a jar full in my rotation. 👍👍 Read Less
Think I like this a bit better that #24 Imperial Nougat, but these blends are very similar. Both smoke fine. Are mild. Little to no nic hit. Great room note. Been smoking these outside on my porch the past week now that spring has sprung and neighbor... Read Mores have complimented on the aroma. Read Less
I was very excited to try this based on the favorable reviews and that Newminster is a new brand. This tobacco is very similar to Macbaren's 7 Seas Red. Optimal Choice flavor is predominantly Cherry and Vanilla Creme with a hint of Brandy. It ligh... Read Morets up well and burns to a fine gray ash. I recommend blending this with equal parts McClelland Three Cherries Blend and Stokkebye Black Cherry Cavendish to get a hit you in the face Cherry knockout. Read Less
Newminster - No.31 Optimal Choice ;
Star Rating = 4.25;
Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst;
Pouch Note = 9;
Room Note = 9;
Flavor = 8;
Bite = 8;
Burn = 8;
After Taste = 8;
Raw Score = 50;
Rated Percentage = 83%;
Comment = Sm... Read Moreooth, Mild, slight Fruity but no Vanilla Flavor, a little Bitter on Finish Read Less
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