First of all i have to make some make this clear: Don't be irritated by 4 stars in strengh, that is just not true. Maybe 2-3 Stars, it is a pretty mild to medium tobacco. And "Middle of the Road English" is in my opinion not the right chara... Read Morecterisation of this blend. On the other Hand it's hard to characterise. Plantation Evening has big parts of typical C&D Virginia Flake, Perique, Oriental and just a hint of Latakia. The first pipe i have smoked i was irritated by the lack of Latakia taste. The second pipe I've smoked i "understood" the tobacco a little bit more. All different tobacco- parts a so perfectly combined that no part sticks out. It is melting together in a spicy, little smoky very harmonious blend. It reminds me very much G.L.Pease Chelsea Morning, where Latakia is also so well embedded. Not shure for which type of pipesmokers it is made- it's nevertheless a excellent C&D Blend. But a straight english smoker could miss a bit Latakia, and a VaPer smoker could be irritated by smoky background notes. However, it burns very well, and after you have finished your bowl I'm sure you reach out for another one. I recommend it to every Pipesmoker that likes natural Tobaccos. No matter if beginner or experienced. You MUST give it a try! Read Less
A beautiful blend of Oriental and Latakia. Virginia and Perique support this. This is a gospel-like work for Latakia lovers. This blend is underestimated. Please become one of the reviewers as well. delicious.
I was a little iffy on this one when I first opened it.the smell was pretty standard with an almost fruity undertone to it but otherwise just smelled like an everyday English. It was a little more moist than I thought it should be too. I packed and l... Read Moreit and boom first thing to hit was that fruity undertone. I couldn't place it... It's not like it's an aromatic.it instantly settled down to a nice mild English. I thought oh God it's gonna leave a pond in my pipe when it made a couple sizzling sounds early but no it was dry all the way to the bottom. About half way in a slight pepper note rose and faded back into the background.i forced myself to smoke slow because the whole time I only wanted more of this adventure. This was an outstanding blend and demands its place in my cellar. BRAVO!!!!👍👏👏👏 Read Less
This has to be one of my favorite English blends that I have tried. I’m not a fan of the blends super heavily laden with Latakia most of the time, unless I’m in the mood and it’s a last-bowl-of-the-day. This, however, is what I would consider an ‘all... Read More day English’. Just enough Latakia to make it a little smokey, a hint of Perique that isn’t too noticeable until the last third, and good quality Virginia’s in my opinion. Light enough to smoke consecutively, but overall a fantastic flavor. If you’re not a fan of English type blends because of the Latakia, I would still give this a try. I tried it in bulk, but I think I’ll grab a tin or two to see how it fares after a couple of years squirreled away. Read Less
Plantation Evening is a very flavorful light to medium English that's worth every penny that I paid for it. The Virginias used are, from what I can tell, mostly of the Red variety, as there is little in the sweet, high range in this blend. However, t... Read Morehe Reds are used masterfully and well-proportioned with the Turkish and the Perique. There is Latakia in this blend of course, but it is used condimentally. I prefer when Latakia is used as in this way, personally.
Plantation Evening isn't a flavor explosion and it is definitely not a Lat Bomb. It is, however, an excellent medium English with all of the players recognizable, but working together in harmony. It hasn't won any awards, but it is definitely the English blend that I have smoked the most of and re-ordered the most frequently. On many occasions, I've found it more worthy than Samarra (which is a tobacco that I absolutely love). I've definitely enjoyed it every time that I smoke it. Read Less
For latakia lovers – this won’t satisfy… for VA/Per lover’s the latakia is an annoyance. This is one that can’t make up its mind; is it a VA/Per or English? This is a sweet, mild, verdant mixture that resembles Pease’s Chelsea Morning. The perique i... Read Mores more noticeable than the Latakia, which is a whisper on most draws, but its smokiness is present enough to compliment the verdant, tangy/sour Orientals well. Nic is 2.5 - 3 out of 5. Read Less
ok, just to say, I have been going through my cellar and pulled out a tin of this that I bought from smoking pipes in 2007, tinned 2-09-07, this is a mild english, the age might have something to do with that. Starts off good, getting some latakia ... Read Morecoming through mixed with the perique, going to get some bulk and compare it with fresh, will give a update later Read Less
This blend definitely benefits from a more focused and contemplative smoke. It requires attention and careful as well as measured puffing to enjoy the complexity of the various components, but the time spent is worth the effort. I do understand the l... Read Moreabeling and the descriptors used so far - mild, middle-of-the-road, etc - but these labels and descriptors belie its interesting complexity. As an earlier reviewer commented, the various components are so well blended that no particular elements stands out. The hint of Orientals are in the foreground early in the puff, but they move a bit to the background halfway through the bowl as the Virginias and Perique become more prominent. Burned nicely with Lino relight and leaves a finish of clean, white ash. And I am left eager to return the next day over my afternoon cup of coffee or Earl Grey. Highly recommended. Read Less
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