its a nice smooth smoke with a bit of spiciness and a smooth nicotine hit. Slightly above a mid-range in strength. burns evenly and completely, where a lot of blends overdo it with the dark spicy tobacco this one gives just enough to make it interest... Read Moreing and gives a nice touch of the exotic. Most similar blends I've tried put the darker tobacco forward and they overwhelm the rest of the tobacco this one really gets it right, where others give you potpourri this one gives you smooth tobacco with something to contemplate over. If you feel let down by other similar blends, this one should give you an indication of what a good blend should be like. I believe it would blend well with some sweet natural virginia, because I think the only thing missing is a bit of sweetness. Read Less
Balance! Balance is a good adjective to use to describe this tobacco. Just enough Latakia to give it that smokiness. Nice sourness from the Oriental, and the Virginia as the foundation. Although I found the Perique lost in the mix a little unless you... Read More really drag hard. Still, the balance is terrific! And nicely mild as well. This could easily be considered an all day smoke. Read Less
Odessa is decently balanced in blend. Cool smoke, no bite, medium bodied. What I do notice is that similar cigar characteristic of it growing steadily more intense as it burns down. It concentrates to a dizzying apex of rich flavor at the bottom of t... Read Morehe bowl. Lovely English altogether. Read Less
Finally, after four years since I began smoking pipe I found a decent tobacco. Tried about thirty different types of probably a dozen of tobacconists - nothing can compare. Not only because of quality but also due to its persistence, and surprising c... Read Moreonformation of charts and the smoking experience.
Excellent smoke for a guy with the modest income. Read Less
This is a great blend for folks who want to try an non-aromatic tobacco. I enjoy Balkan and English blends but this blend does not have any heavy condiment tastes associated with either. Will be ordering more in larger tins, if available. It can be t... Read Morehe tobacco blend to enjoy throughout the day.
Any old timers from N.J. remember Schulte's Pipe Shop in Maplewood, N.J.? They used to sell a blend called "Jolly Tar".That was an interesting blend.
Before old smoke shops close, if their blends were registered with the U.S. patent office, others could purchase the recipe, from their heirs. Hope Smoking pipes looks into this issue.
Know of another shop that will be, in the near future closing, He might have some good selling proprietary blends to offer. Of course the proprietary blends could be purchased without being registered, in my humble opinion, without going through the expense of registering it. Read Less
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