A classic English mixture developed from flue-cured African Virginias, black Cavendish, Mexican Burleys and Cyprus Latakia, Newminster's blend No.17, English Luxus, is a non-aromatic, with a smoky taste that English smokers fancy.
This is an average example of an English mixture. Nothing extra special, but tasty. It did improve halfway down the bowl. It burns well and is somewhat satisfying. Worth the try, but not a regular in my routine.
My preference is for English blends that include burley tobaccos. This blend fit the bill perfectly. My first bowl in a cob pipe was very enjoyable. I have enjoyed other Newminster English blends, and others like English Luxury, and Proper English. I... Read More must say that this surpasses those other blends in terms of taste. The "tin note" or "bag note" is alluring. It smells fantastic!
Luxus has a full body, and, perhaps, even a heavy taste, which I like. There is a harmony among the ingredients, without any one type dominating, but with each detectable in the character it adds. This a wonderful find! Read Less
I have just smoked a bowl of this beautiful tobacco in a meerschaum. A soft, tasty tobacco and a delicious room aroma. No tongue bites. It is a typical English blend. The Latakia is not dominant. A right mixture of quality tobaccos. Thanks Newminster... Read More. Tastes for more .... Read Less
This was my first foray into Newminster's tobacco. I have to say it was a nice one. I consider this a Scottish blend (Has Black Cavendish) and when you have Latakia, Virginias, and Black Canvendish, you have my attention. Blend them right, and you ha... Read Moreve my attention for now on. No 17 English Luxus has achieved that with this smooth, slow-burning endeavor. I found the room note please (for an English Blend), and the taste was amazing. I will be ordering more of this. Read Less
I enjoy a lot of English cross-over blends and this one rates right up there with the best of them. This seems to be an exact duplicate of Lane's HGL (which I also enjoy). The Latakia is perfectly applied, not to strong and melds nicely with the cons... Read Moretituent tobacco's to make a tasty, well balanced smoke. Read Less
Ok, so I've never smoked an English blend before this one, but still it begs the question: How can anyone smoke this stuff? Maybe it's just too strong for a newbie to English? Yeah, I definitely will not buy any more of this.
I reordered a year later 1/2 pound of this fine English Blend. This time I noticed a plum topping which I think it didn't have a year ago. Although its smoke doesn't taste what the tobacco smells, it can get annoying if you're not a big fan of aromat... Read Moreics. Every time I open its jar I cringe a little but it delivers a fine smoke. Read Less
I didn't enjoy this smoke at all. It has a taste if what seemed like "recycled" and coated tobacco. It was not flu-cured sufficiently.. I actually became violently ill as a direct result. Maybe a batch of the same in future would be more promising.
I received a sample with one of my orders and I loved it. I enjoyed the smooth smoke. I am a Latakia lover and there is a perfect amount. Moisture level is perfect for immediate smoke. I ordered a 1/2 pound I liked it so much. Zero tongue bite. Beau... Read Moretiful after work smoke to wind down with. Read Less
Very user friendly, straight forward honest taste. I would consider this a basic English, surprised it's not more expensive. Burns even and slow stay's lit well and each draw has the same flavor.. worth the buck try some
I've had 2-3 bowls from the 8 oz bag I got today and I can say that it's going to be a good month with this order. Great English blend with a good taste of Virginia/Burley leaf taste. Only disapointment is no Oriental leaf in this blend as I like its... Read More presence in English blends. 4.5 out of 5. Try it, you wont be disapointed! Read Less
I love this stuff. Easily compatible with more expensive englishes. Best for the buck. Maintains it's characteristics throughout the entire bowl. The only reason it didn't get a full 5 stars is because of it's tendency to stink up the room and le... Read Moreave a ghost in your pipe, but ghosts and stink are to be expected from most englishes. The flavor is fantastic! Read Less
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