Peterson - Hyde Park 50g
I Always Keep a Tin
Convenient cigarette shag cut, quite moist in tin most times. Perfect to throw in a pouch but the cut takes flame regardless of moisture. The flowery topping is a bit sour at times, almost like hibiscus. It's a nice perfumey topping on a bed of satisfying burley, virgina to brighten and complexify a bit. Really can't beat it. Wish that I could ever buy other "Lakeland" blends but as of now this is the most old-lady tasting tobacco I can reliably buy and I will continue to do so.
A & C Petersen - Escudo Navy Deluxe 50g
Patience Pays Off
Ideal VaPer when fresh. Hay and bread virginia, present perique, fun coin shape (fold or rub, no issues either way). Leave it alone for a good long while, like the last-in-the-window tin I got from a local tobacconist, and its a delicious, raisny delight. Great stuff, worth the premiums worth the waits.
Cult - Conspiracy 50g
Tin note of... Chocolate Liquor? Amaretto? I get that amaretto flavor on the nose during the smoke as well. Latakia is very mild and the smoke itself is well supported by the virginia and burley for nicotine and tobacco-flavor background. If Early Morning Pipe is still too much Latakia for your first cup of joe in the morning, and you like aromatics this might be in your wheelhouse. The black cavendish note is not as much to my liking, so I'm subtracting a star for personal taste, but it does well for mechanics and supporting the sweetness of the topping. As folks have said, english for aro fans, aro for english fans. Worth a try but I won't be re-ordering. This is perfect for someone, just not me. Weird boozy liquor-choclate-honey-vanilla-amaretto thing it has going on is interesting but takes me out of the smoke more than I'd like. The latakia is super welcome and interesting in an aromatic though.
Seattle Pipe Club - Plum Pudding 8oz
I could never place what folks meant by incense flavors in tobaccos. Having only tried more latakia or virginia focused englishes, the note was either hidden in sourness or smoke. But this, smoked slowly, is like ripping a bowl of nag champa or indian temple. It's the first cavendish-including blend I've tried where the leaf supports flavor instead of sticking around my pipe or sitting in the blend like a fart in an elevator. There's a reason this is so highly recommended, and the only the I regret about my purchase of 8oz was that I didnt get two more tins while it was still in stock.