This tobacco became a daily smoker for awhile, and only recently really pinpointed why. I am a huge fan of the Three Nuns, and this Tobacco is a pretty good imitation. It’s not as strong as I would have liked, though not saying it was a good nicotin... Read Moree hit. The natural sweatness compensates for where this tobacco falls short. This was a nice dry cool smoke, which was a great plus compared to my last batch of Three Nuns. I will be ordering again. Read Less
This blend piqued my curiosity based on the description so I ordered a couple of ounces to try. Over all not bad. A well balanced and well behaved blend, tho the spice of the perique did bleed thru heavily here and there.
Citrusy bright Virginia ribbon and musky, peppery balls of Perique is aggregated with big chunks of broken flake - what must be Brown Virginia. I don’t taste any of the Burley, only Perique and Virginia. The flake has an almost graham cracker-like tw... Read Moreang to it, a lot like Newminster No. 400. No need to fiddle with this blend, just pack and light (I did find an almost entirely intact flake at the bottom of my bag, but still, the larger chunks lend enjoyable variation to each bowl.) The nicotine level is just right, but it can pack a punch after consecutive bowls. Turns out to be a pretty good daily smoke, though. Goes good with a cup of black coffee first thing in the morning - it’s an eye-opener. Read Less
Bulk purchase. Ribbon cut packs easily and lights well with a bit of dry time. Bag notes of sweet Virginia and some earthy burley. I notice the perique but it is far in the background for me. First flavors are lemon Virginia's. There is a burley back... Read Morebone here to keep the balance. There are some earthy notes, and some nuttiness as well. The body is creamy and never gets harsh. At first I didn't enjoy this blend So I gave it some jar time. About six months later it is a totally different experience. YMMV but this is a winner in my book Read Less
I know the name is a play off of Three Nuns, but I can see no resemblance to the new and have never tried the old...but for whatever reason this reminds me more of Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture than anything else (even with a healthy dose of Burley in ... Read Moreit). This is a nice VA/Bur with just a hint of perique (all my palate can pick up). A faint sweetness from the Virginia's provides a nice backdrop for the earthy and grassy flavors from the VA's and the woody and slightly nutty (think Brazil nuts). After the half way point there are some toasty notes and I get a unique spicy favor, like a hint of white pepper and all spice. The perique is more of a feeling than a flavor in this blend for me, but I am sure it accounts for the peppery favors toward the 2nd half. Very nice, simple smoke that goes well with morning coffee. Read Less
After buying a half dozen pipes and three times the number of tobaccos in pursuit of this new hobby, Three Friars has become my old reliable, the fabled “all day” smoke. Burley brings to the table some no-nonsense character and a healthy (but not ove... Read Morerpowering) backing of vitamin N, while the Virginia in the blend sits back a bit but provides a comforting sweet-but-not-to-sweet tint to the smoke. A dash of perique livens up the whole ordeal without too much attention drawn to it either. Overall, a fine interplay between quality ingredients. A subtly sumptuous blend for a nice, regular smoke. Read Less
Starts off sweet, then settles into a mild Vitginia flavor. While it's mostly nutty, I get some citrus notes on a big draw. Not nearly as hay/grassy as Orlik, but you can taste the Perique in this one. The burley adds some nuttiness, but it is not ve... Read Morery noticeable unto itself.
Burns good and produces a good amount of smoke without a bite.
Orlik is still my fave, but this one gets a spot as a change of pace. Read Less
This blend stuck out to me from the first. It was the grassiest Virginia I had smelled in the tin. It was also the lightest coloured mixture I had purchased up to that time. I am not sure what my expectations were, if I had any, but I can say that ul... Read Moretimately I was not disappointed by this blend.
The somewhat unsophisticated tin note did not prepare me for the variety of specific flavours that the palate actually presents. It starts with grassy notes, and then develops into very distinct notes of green and black teas. It remained consistently herbal with some faint hints of fruit, but did turn ashy toward the end.
Mechanically, it could burn hot in light winds or with some steady puffing. But it packed so easily and lit so quickly that I could readily forgive such temperamental behaviour. Moreover, it burned down to a fine white ash with few, if any, relights required. Finally, the wife found the room note inoffensive, but not as favourable as other blends.
All in all, I enjoyed the company of these Three Friars. I have this on my list to buy again. I recommend this blend to smokers of all stripes. It may be too light for many, but it is worth a try.
Cheers to all! Read Less
A blend of tobacco that has a very natural taste. Burley and Perique color the body of Virginia. It is a typical Virginia & Perique body taste, but Burley exists as a blend condiment and combines weak cocoa and nut hints. From my smoking experience I... Read More remember Old Joe Krantz as a similar taste, but Three Friars are lighter, and Virginia and Perique complement each other to emphasize the sourness obtained from Burley. I think the smoking taste made up of these complicated flavor profiles is very interesting.Easy to pack, tobacco is easy to burn. try it. Read Less
I've never had the old Three Nuns, but this is a good solid tobacco in it's own right. I can taste the nutty burleys, the grassy Virginia's and the sweet/spicy perique, sometimes with one more pronounced than the others and they just kind of trade pl... Read Moreaces coming to the fore and then fading into the background. It's a very flavorful blend with a satisfying nic hit to it. I'm sure I will buy more. Read Less
On arrival packed an old vintage heavy Bari, 160 gram, 9mm pipe with this fine Vap tobacco to accompany my cup of fine yorkshire tea, three matches later we are lit and on our way, not much happening at the start but as my bowl burns down a richness ... Read Moreof natural virginia comes to the fore nicotine in good amounts present with faint lemon shining through the background, no casings evident, definately no tongue bite, a good pipe tobacco for first time pipers transitioning from cigarettes, hope this helps you make up your mind, give it a try you just might like it, regards from Australia. Read Less
I can't readily say whether or not C&D's Three Friars is successful in its homage to the legenday tobacco that inspired its namesake, but I can say it is a solid smoking tobacco. The Virginias and Perique play off of each other as expected, and t... Read Morehe burley adds just a hint of strenghth to what would otherwise be fairly anemic on my palate. I say this, of course, with the disclaimer that I tend to favor heavy tobaccos. Three Friars is definitely the lightest of the Old Joe Krantz, Haunted Bookshop, and Three Friars trifecta, but shouldn't be discounted by those who do favor heavier blends. Read Less
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