A blended, sliced cake of high-grade flue cured leaf, from beautiful, sweet brights to deep, earthy reds, without the added sugars and flavourings common to many Virginia flakes. It's rich on the palate, evolving in layers with the clean, natural sweetness of pure tobaccos. It offers a pleasant room note, and a delightful finish. For those seeking the pure Virginia experience, try Pease's Union Square.
Love Virginia straight blends but this one does meet what you do look when smoking this type of tobacco. Straight flavours from the best quality leaves. Full flavour, excellent packing and superb smoke. Strongly recommend
While I cannot attest to how this blend tastes out of a fresh tin, I can say that the 8 year old tin I popped open was absolutely excellent. The aging potential for this blend is incredible. it has a whole spectrum of flavors and depth. pure virgini... Read Morea goodness. stock up while you can. Read Less
Don't know if fresh is good but with 10 yrs it ok.Wait since I doubt you will get a tin with 8-10 yrs of age I should say it taste good you should try it and oh yeah it ages really well also instead of boasting I had a tin with years of ageing which... Read More has nothing to do with the tin you are about to purchase I should say sorry for being an ass Read Less
I recommend a year, not a month, of age for this one. When fresh, it tastes green. The more age the better. I found the overall taste to be mild Virginia. The nicotine, however, that was a killer buzz!
I think this tobacco is top notch, high grade stuff . I am honored to stuff it in my pipe. Gonna definitely stock up on this one. I tried some from a fresh tin, was good, almost great, but not as good as the year old tin I've been smoking on I ... Read Morerecieved from a good friend. A good friend indeed... Read Less
Good Virgina That Needs a Little Aging for Best Results
The above rating is from a new open tin. The red Virginias predominate in an new tin, resulting in a bit of harshness, especially for more aggressive puffers. The darker tones tend to squelch the sweetness of the Virginias. I noticed this especially... Read More when comparing to a 5-year old tin that I opened to compare. Let those sugars ferment a bit, and I would then give this tobacco a 4.5 rating. It also needs a wee bit of drying for best results. Recommended. Read Less
It wasn't an enjoyable smoke for me. Flavor profile is just nice but only "nice"...not terribly interesting. The tobacco is predictably hard to keep lit, plus because it's so strong I had to be a little more considerate and calculated in ho... Read Morew I smoked it so that it didn't knock me on my behind. The calculated smoking, and constant relighting made it feel like work to smoke this stuff. Which wouldn't be terrible, except that the work didn't reward me with a flavor worth the annoyance. Too much work, too little reward. I'll pass. Tell you the truth, there are much better, and richer Virginias out there that are 2 to 3 bucks cheaper. I don't know how G.L. Pease commands these price points. Most of the blends don't live up to them. Read Less
This is about as natural a flavor as i've ever tasted in a pipe tobacco. I can't taste any noticeable added flavors, and the sweetness is VERY light, and doesn't hide any of the more subtle flavors underneath. I mostly tasted the earthiness of the ... Read Morered Virginias along with a little bit of a baked bread flavor, and the bright Virginias brought a little bit of fresh hay along with the light sweetness. I wouldn't call it a complex blend, it's really quite simple, but the flavors are subtle even by the standard of Virginia blends. This will end being a favorite of mine and I can't wait to age some. Read Less
It's taken a few tins and some time to consider where I stood with this blend. In the end, the earthy purity of it got to me. Though it may never find a spot in my rotation, Union Square remains a rustic curiosity among Virginias. It's not for everyo... Read Morene, to be sure. But for those looking for an unadulterated Virginia smoke, very few blends come close to this one. Read Less
When I initially bought this it was okay. Fresh cut hay aroma and taste. Mild to medium body. Smoked a little hot and left your shirt smelling like a cigarette. I let it age a couple of weeks and it improved to a slightly sweeter and deeper Virginia... Read More flavor. I set this tin aside for others in my stash. Three years later I decided to uncover it from my stack of tins. Wow. It's awesome. Medium bodied with more deep Virginia sweetness. Pleasant aroma with occasional citrus flavors. Very complex. If puffed vigorously the nicotine spice tingle increases. No bite and burns very cool despite my poor packing that caused me to draw more heavily. I would highly recommend this blend but give it time, like, a lot of time. Buy it, open it, and forget about it in your cellar for a while. Read Less
As with most Pease blends, this one benefits enormously with some age - in fact, do not smoke it for at least a month, for it will bite and taste like burning.
Given some time, this blend melds into a veritable cornucopia of virginia flavours, not... Read Moreably sweet, dark, earthy, and bright - simulataneously. Read Less
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