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G. L. Pease - Cairo 2oz
A kind, exotic tobacco
Very nice Virginia/Mediterranean Upon opening the tin, the smell of this tobacco reminded me of opening a fresh pack of cigarettes. Stop right there! Let me explain; I mean that in the best possible way. As if you were a kid again, and you smelled a freshly opened pack of an older aunt or grandpa, and there is no association yet with the taste of cigarette smoke. Floral, nutty, a little musty and delightfully alien and exotic. The tobacco is a thin ribbon cut, and the moisture from my tin was almost perfect right from the tin. Perhaps air dry for 5 minutes or so. The tobacco took to the flame very readily for me, and doesn’t require much re-lighting. The taste of the smoke brought more parallels with cigarettes, but again, in the best possible way. Have you ever tried to smoke a cigarette after recently smoking a good pipe, and it was a little gross and ‘thin’ tasting? Cairo tastes like the opposite of that. To me, it tastes like a really fancy cigarette without the acrid nasty of the paper and the strange taste-distancing of a cellulose filter. It’s sweet like any high-quality Virginia, with more than a hint of pepper and spice market that comes with a good Izmir. In fact, it tastes like there’s quite a bit of Izmir or Samsun in the mix. The dash of perique gives the blend a certain twang to it, that sets off the Virginia and the Mediterranean. Had it not been on the label, I might not have realized there was perique in the mix at all. This is not a strong tobacco, in terms of nicotine. You will not get dizzy (probably). It has no bite, unless you try to freebase it or something. It smells very nice, like proper tobacco, but I wouldn’t smoke this inside; this isn’t Grandpa’s incense. It’s tobacco, and makes no attempt to disguise itself. I really enjoy it, and find myself smoking it just about daily.

G. L. Pease - Cairo 2oz
A kind, exotic tobacco
Very nice Virginia/Mediterranean Upon opening the tin, the smell of this tobacco reminded me of opening a fresh pack of cigarettes. Stop right there! Let me explain; I mean that in the best possible way. As if you were a kid again, and you smelled a freshly opened pack of an older aunt or grandpa, and there is no association yet with the taste of cigarette smoke. Floral, nutty, a little musty and delightfully alien and exotic. The tobacco is a thin ribbon cut, and the moisture from my tin was almost perfect right from the tin. Perhaps air dry for 5 minutes or so. The tobacco took to the flame very readily for me, and doesn’t require much re-lighting. The taste of the smoke brought more parallels with cigarettes, but again, in the best possible way. Have you ever tried to smoke a cigarette after recently smoking a good pipe, and it was a little gross and ‘thin’ tasting? Cairo tastes like the opposite of that. To me, it tastes like a really fancy cigarette without the acrid nasty of the paper and the strange taste-distancing of a cellulose filter. It’s sweet like any high-quality Virginia, with more than a hint of pepper and spice market that comes with a good Izmir. In fact, it tastes like there’s quite a bit of Izmir or Samsun in the mix. The dash of perique gives the blend a certain twang to it, that sets off the Virginia and the Mediterranean. Had it not been on the label, I might not have realized there was perique in the mix at all. This is not a strong tobacco, in terms of nicotine. You will not get dizzy (probably). It has no bite, unless you try to freebase it or something. It smells very nice, like proper tobacco, but I wouldn’t smoke this inside; this isn’t Grandpa’s incense. It’s tobacco, and makes no attempt to disguise itself. I really enjoy it, and find myself smoking it just about daily.

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