I fell head over heels in love with this rose geranium topped tobacco right away. Where have you been all my life Miss Grasmere. Very well behaved start to finish, no bite even when I pushed it, the flavor stayed the same all the way down the bowl ne... Read Morever got at all overpowering, Superior this in my mind is one of the true Rolls Royce's of the tobacco world. I hope Gawith never stops production of this awesome blend! I will never be without this blend in my rotation ever again!! Read Less
Someone else wrote on here that the Ennerdale is the 'light' version of this tobacco... I think I'd rather say that instead of that mild floral taste this has a dominant rose petal/flower taste that is a bit unusual. It's not going to be pleasant for... Read More certain smokers, that's for sure, and if you do want to try it, buy a small portion first. It's a love it or hate it blend.
Edit: It somehow managed to ghost my corncob, which is in itself an impressive feat; I don't think I've even had rose hip tea that was as strong a rose taste. Read Less
From what I understand in my limited knowledge of the subject, Lakeland refers to a love it or hate it “essence” often found in tobaccos from the South Lakeland district of Cumbria, England and from the city of Kendal therein. Often this essence's es... Read Moresence (ahem) is hard to pin down. That's because each tobacco blend or flake considered a “Lakeland” or “Kendal” has a unique recipe based on attempts to create blends under the now defunct Tobacco Purity Law. The law strictly limited what and how much could be added to enhance tobacco. As a result many of these tobaccos make use of floral compounds. In this case, Grasmere Flake uses Rose and Geranium. Let that sink in for a moment. Citrus notes and nuttiness in a tobacco profile is one thing, but we're talking flowers here! Well, it's not all that bad. Sure comparisons can be made to perfumes and soaps since most of them also contain floral compounds. That being said, Grasmere is one of the most floral flakes I've ever had. The tobaccos used in Grasmere are really good, but only after you can get past the mental block set by the aroma. It takes some getting used to. Okay, maybe for some a lot of getting used to, but it is a brave change-of-pace that has its own rewards. If you decide you want to try a Lakeland tobacco, I'm not sure this is the best place to start; baby-steps. If you already know you like Lakelands, then you probably already enjoy Grasmere. Personally, it pushes my limits ever so slightly, but it is another nice flake from GH still done the traditional way and for that it's worth a try. Read Less
So if u check the review you will see that folks gave it 4 to 5 stars or 1. No in between.
I can see why. Stuff smells and just like rose water, and grandma's perfume/soap. Which may seem like it has no place in pipe tobacco.
If u think that the... Read Moren you don't know Lakeland style baccy.
This stuff taste just like roses and it says germanium bit I'm not sure what that smells like.
Well after one bowl, rubbed out, smoked in a large deap bowl I fell in love. I had only got an ounce as a tester and now 2 days later I'm going to buy 8 oz.
I only give a 5 star rating to smoke that blows me away in a sense that I'm already thinking about smoking my next bowl before I'm done with the current one. Read Less
Another great flake from Gawith, Hoggarth. This one is scented with mainly floral aromas and is quite an excellent smoke. I haven't decided if I like this one more than Kendal Flake from the same manufacturer, but it's definitely near the top.
This ... Read Moreone is a bit more full bodied, which is definitely a plus for me. It still has the light Virginia flavor along with the satisfying burley strength. As I've stated before; GH tobaccos are really good, quality tobaccos, with just a little something else on top. Well, with the exception of Ennerdale, which is absolutely over-the-top. Though, I do really enjoy Ennerdale from time to time.
The only problem I have with this blend is that it's frequently backordered at smokingpipes.com, which has been the only retailer I've been able to find it. If you enjoy Lakeland-style tobaccos (and I certainly do), this is a fantastic choice. If you're curious about Lakelands, this would be a good place to start, along with No. 7 Broken Flake. But, if you despise the Lakeland aromas, steer clear. Most of Gawith, Hoggath's offerings have some of the perfume on it. I don't know if that's just their signature or there's no way to keep it out of the other tobaccos in the factory. Even the "unscented" tobaccos still have a faint whisper of the famous Lakeland sauce. Read Less
Another excellent blend from Gawith & Hoggarth. The Lakeland essence on this is sweet, and has a floral note, however there is a definite touch of some kind of melon or fruit in the “tin” note. The subtle sweetness remains even after being lit, b... Read Moreut it doesn’t overpower the blend and does not have the heavy odor of an aromatic. A tasty flake to keep in rotation if you’re into Lakeland blends. Read Less
I'm not too experienced in aromatics but I took a chance with this and am definitely not disappointed. You can clearly identify the Lakeland taste by the unusual rose-like taste although I'd say it's not a bad thing. The room note is fantastic to any... Read Moreone who's not a pipe smoker as well. I did find that it did get to be a little too much the farther down into the bowl I got. Overall a great aromatic for those that like a strong floral taste. Read Less
My first floral tobacco, and it is a real pleasure, I was a bit hesitant about smoking a potential "toilet bowl rose scent" but this is very different. It has a slight pleasant fruity aftertaste like a Stimorol chewing gum.
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