Cairo is a wonderfully complex mixture of Red, Orange and bright Virginia tobaccos, exotic Oriental leaf, and just a whisper of Perique from G. L. Pease. The flavor is naturally sweet, slightly nutty, delicately spicy and rich. Subtle citrus-like notes harmoniously support the more robust flavors of the darker Virginias. A medium-bodied tobacco with a delicate aroma, Cairo will satisfy Virginia lovers and the connoisseur of Oriental mixtures alike.
One of the best tin notes ever. It smells like a very good Oriental blend that was stored in a spice cabinet. Tastes good all the way through the bowl. Oriental heavy (not Latakia) with a solid Virginia (main flavor) base and a delicious after tas... Read Morete. Wasn't sure at first but I really appreciate this blend more and more each day. The room note isn't the greatest though. Read Less
G.L. Pease has managed to come up with yet another excellent mixture. Cairo is a complex blend of several quality Virginias of varying colors, rich, buttery Orientals that also offer a little zest and herbal quality to the blend, and a touch of peppe... Read Morery Perique. The flavor profile has a toasty sweetness and an earthy richness to it, with a proper bit of spice. There are notes of sweet citrus and toasted Chestnuts that develop throughout the bowl that are accentuated by the condimental dose of Perique. A flavorful, medium-bodied smoke with a pleasantly mild aroma that is warm and comforting, perfect for the first smoke of the day. Just another great offering from Mr. Pease. Read Less
Orientals are like Aromatics in that they are so vastly different that it's hard to earn a consistently high rating.
I'm sure other people will love this blend but it's not to my palette.
The specific choice of Virginias remind me of cigarettes t... Read Moreoo much and the mix of Orientals/Turkish leaves are not sufficient to cover that taste.
Shame. Read Less
Fragrant and spicy. All the classic oriental flavors ranging from spicy to sour. Can burn hot if you are not careful. My only criticism is i wish it had a touch more sweetness. A pinch more red or dark virginia would make this an easy 5 star for me.... Read MoreRead Less
When you open the tin, you'll be greeted with the sweet virginias...I was nervous at first that Cairo would be too mild (I am a cigar smoker). The virginias add a nice soft oak-tannin flavor with a fair about of sweetness. The perique and orientals... Read More give it character and depth. Nice room notes. Read Less
We always have high hope on everything we try from such a well known blender but I must admit this was a bit of a disappointment for me. It is without question a blend of excellent tobaccos and I can see where it would be a hit for some but for some ... Read Morereason the taste and the effect left me wanting more from the Virginias. The description said it was on the medium side which I agree with but for me it leaned more toward heavy, either the nic hit was heavy or a component gave me a bit of lightheadedness. I did however find that when I paired it with French Vanilla coffee it was a good match. I would call it more of an after dinner blend as opposed to an early morning or all day blend. Read Less
Once again Greg Pease has worked his magic with this great Virginia blend. If you have reached the point where all English blends have the same Latakia taste, try Cairo for a refreshing change of pace. You will definitely not be disappointed. Lip-sma... Read Moreckkin good. Read Less
This blend caught my interest purely by name, as it is named after the city I live in and G.L. said he was inspired by the city when creating this blend. So, I tried it and I think that Pease created a masterpiece here. On opening the tin, you are we... Read Morelcome by a grassy, spicy aroma like an old spice market. It is yellow in colour like a bright sun and really fine cut to almost a shag. It packs stupendously easy and lights easier. It stays lit and burns cool though a little fast for my taste. The first puff is grassy, citrusy and spicy. Which was super annoying for me, as I prefer dark virginia with bread and yeast and I like more subtle perique that again is not available here. But the more I got into the bowl, the more I enjoyed it and the more it grew on me which put a smile on my face as this is basically my same opinion of Cairo, the city. It soon became a go-to blend for me, especially with morning coffee as it pairs well with it. It has a lovely, light room note and is perfectly fine to have all day long. And indeed it is such a spiritual inspiration of Cairo Read Less
The best medium bodied blend I have ever had! Smell faintly like Haddos Delight, tastes similar but with sweetness! So exotic, enchanting, delicious, a truly great all day smoke! A new favorite found! Will definitely order more! Can't say enough abou... Read Moret it!
Sometimes tends to be a little uncomfortable, but not bad! Read Less
I bought this because I like his black point,and the blend has a wonderful mixture of Red, Orange and bright Virginia tobaccos, exotic Oriental leaf,I never had a Tobacco with Orange Virginia,so i thought I'd give it a try.I opened the can and smelle... Read Mored it,and usually I do that with all my Tobacco,however I kept smelling it for over 5 minutes,i knew right then i had something special.This Tobacco did not disappoint me. It's not to wet and it burns very slow. I only had to lite my pipe once.So far i had 3 bowls of it and each one is great.However if your looking for strong Perique,this Tobacco may not be for you.ThisTobacco can be smoked all day.I like english blends but this Virginia blend is a nice break from Latakia Blends.The room notes is also great,so I'm told by my wife. Read Less
I liked it. It's been a while since I've had a bowl, but it had nuance, for lack of a more concrete word. There was a touch of spice, not Cypriot or Syrian latakia style, more peppery. There was also some mild raciness to it, like a nice acidic dish-... Read More-something spiced lightly with a touch of lemon and a hint of pepper. It's good. Give it a try. It's not one of Greg Pease's more renowned efforts, but it's wholly unique. Of course, I've only smoked 40 tobaccos, give or take; so, take that for what it is worth. Read Less
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