Rich, smoky Cyprian Latakia and a variety of wonderful Oriental tobaccos set the stage for this blend. Lemon and Red Virginias provide support, while adding a hint of sweetness. Finally, just a touch of air cured leaf is added for a slightly fuller body. Caravan is full and exotic; rich and spicy. G. L. Pease's classic Balkan style blend with a special touch.
Very nice. G. L Pease never let's you down. Another fine blend. From the wonderful smokey tin note to the complex, smokey, nutty, woodsy, herbal, floral pipe experience, this is a showcase of Oriental tobacco. Remember, Latakia is fire cured Oriental... Read More leaf. The spice from the Izmir (my guess on what type of Oriental leaf) and smokeness from the Latakia grab you and spin you off your feet almost simultaneously on light up. If I was smoking this in a blind taste I would have attribute the spice and fruitiness to Perique. Definitely a winner. Very similar to Westminster with a bit heavier mouth feel. Read Less
I’m really torn on this stuff. I got an 8 ounce tin. The first half was incredible. One of my favorite tacos ever. However, the second half was terrible. So terrible that it has been about a year and a half maybe two years and I still haven’t finishe... Read Mored it or honestly even tried to. But the variance in taste was within a week. Tried switching pipes at no avail. I don’t know take that for what you will just hope you get the good half. Read Less
I am afraid I am having to disagree with the more favorable reviews of this blend by Mr Pease. To my palate, Caravan remains harsh to the point of being unsmokeable. I have tried many a different bowl and day but the negative traits of this mixture r... Read Moreemain essentially the same. The flavour is harsh - perhaps the right metaphor is shrill - and the overall experience rather unpleasant. I hope to find better offerings among Mr Pease's impressive line up. This Caravan, I let pass. Read Less
One of my top three blends!!! Very high quality tobaccos wonderfuly harmonized! This is a lovely dancing between the latakia and orientals, and the subtle presence of virginias. You MUST try this one!!
Just had my first bowl of this blend... smoked in a (new to me!) meerschaum estate pipe from SmokingPipes. Nice cool smoke; about 2 hours with some relights. I'm not as perceptive on tastes as many of y'all. I found plenty of taste of dried fruit... Read Mores together with the smoky taste of the Latakia and the orientals. Loved it! Read Less
Tin note of smoky, stewed sour fruit, and mildly spicy. The light brown, brown and black ribbon cut is not too moist. No drying or prep needed. Burns slow with a few relights. The strength is mild to medium and nic is mild. No flavoring detected. Tas... Read Morete is medium and consistent, with notes of smoked spices, leather, wood, mildly sweet fruit, mild toasted nuts, mild lemon, mild bitter dry earth and a slightly peppery retro. The Cyprian latakia fighting Orientals for the lead, each supported at times by Burley or Virginia. Room note is tolerable, and aftertaste is not my favorite. Read Less
Another GL Pease blend which is made in a classic British style. The burly softens this and seems to give the latakia a cool faint sweetness. There is no heavy charcoal taste here.
When I read the term "balkan", I think Balkan Sobranie Original mix... Read Moreture.
And this DOES remind me of the 1980s version I knew well.
I dry this tobacco and smoke with 9mm filters.
So, this is quite cool smoking. Read Less
Don't know if I'll ever get a taste for full English or Balkans, mainly because of great blends like this that shows there are other options to the heavy blends! I really enjoy rich blend of spicy and toasty notes to compliment the Latakia smokiness.... Read More Fun to smoke and tastes great. Read Less
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