I bought this as a blending tobacco, but I had to try it alone just to get an idea of what it can do. It is a fairly mild smoke, but with a strong black tea-like flavor. The first impression that came to mind was that it was calling out for orange.... Read More I think I will put an orange peel in a bag with about a ½ oz of the Orntl. Silk and leave it for a while, and see what develops.
It also seems to have a sweet tooth. When it needed a re-light, I dropped a pinch of Lane BCA in the pipe just to test the theory. Although, that didn’t seem just the thing it needed, the kids played well in the sandbox together. I believe C&D Oriental Silk could decrease the sweetness in an overly sweet blend, and perhaps, tame an overly tangy Virginia, lending a slightly exotic flavor.
I can’t wait to try my Oriental Silk-a l’orange Potpourri. Read Less
Ordered a small 1oz sample. The tobacco smells delicious in the bag. Hay, nutty, sugary and honey/vanilla note. In the pipe things get a little complicated. The combo of Oriental and perique catches your attention immediately with a double whammy of ... Read Morespice. For me, the spice is an annoying distraction. It really hits me in the front and middle of my tongue and distracts from the flavors I'm hoping to experience. The Orientals and Virginias battle for the top note like a pair of kittens with full tummies. Its hard to find that sweet nutty bag note but it's present ever so subtly. The citrusy and sweet hay notes from the virgina sometimes build with, but other times cross cancel, the sour and herbal floral notes of the Orientals. Hard blend to nail down. Read Less
It took me well over a year- to understand this blend.or maybe that's how long it took for my tastes to mature enough to enjoy this blend...has that sweet,spicy,sour,slight eggy thing that is all Oriental in nature..but has a pleasing throat and nose... Read More tingle especially on retrohaling .I like this blend now..but it came to me slowly... definitely recommended. Read Less
I just received 2 oz. of this and I will be ordering more. At first light, I didn't think that I liked it much but then the orientals and perique kicked in and oh my, what flavor. By mid bowl I'm thinking I've got to have more of this.
7/2/2020 Ree... Read Morevaluation: I received a tin of this and two Arklows this morning and I had forgotten how good it is. It is a little sour in a good way with a little nip from the perique. Very enjoyable. About to order 16 oz. As a side note, it is a good break in tobacco. I put a good heal in the bowl of an Arklow B11 after two bowls. Read Less
… but this one was a miss for me. I like perique, and I like orientals but to me this just had an imbalanced taste. It was all bright, sharp, spicy and pungent flavors.
Don’t get me wrong, I like all of those things in a smoke, but I also like a bit... Read More of body or roundness, and I just didn’t get that with this blend.
I think I have come to the conclusion that I’m a big fan of burleys.
If you like spicy peppery tobacco but don’t like burley, this may be more your speed. Read Less
This bled, where not terrible is also astoundingly unremarkable. The comination of broken flake and ribbon cutmakes it an odd pack but not bad. One of the biggest problems I have with it is the misleading room note rating. This tobacco leaves the ro... Read Moreom smelling like a wet Ash tray. It is safe to say that I will not be riding this train again. Read Less
I bought this on a whim. I been trying to expand my pallet.
I first found it a bit bland but suddenly the Turkish popped though fallowed by the sweetness of the Virginia and then I found the perique with a hint of spice. Has the bowl burned down th... Read Morees favors married into a balance of sweet and spice. I see this as a nice summer blend. Read Less
Not what I was expecting which was more an incense like taste. I didn't notice the Perique but overall it was a good Virginia smoke with some complexity. At one point I thought I was licking an armpit. Not sure if I should say this but for a tobacco ... Read MoreI liked it. Hoping it was a female one... Read Less
Full flavored blend with musty, pungent flavors set against semi-sweet Virginias. Overall good clarity -- reminds me of something Pease might concoct. I use a small pipe because this blend satisfies quickly, and it doesn't DGT well; it becomes ashy t... Read Moreasting. Read Less
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