Make sure it's a screw-top lid-seal jar just like granny made pickles and preserves in. Come back in another 2 weeks and give it a good shake. The Oriental/Turkish adds some smoke, wood, and dryness along with a pinch of salt and pepper in support of the very consistent flavor. Has some complexity, and burns at a moderate pace, clean and mostly cool. Not an all day smoke, but it’s certainly repeatable, unless your better half hits you in the head with a rolling pin for smelling up the house. It seems about the same to me, though I thought the Murray’s version had a little more depth by a hair. Get yourself a big Bell mason jar, one of the quart-sized ones. Come back 2 weeks later, shake it up again, and put it back. Go ahead, fire it up and see why everyone else loves this blend so much. The spicy, raisiny perique underlines the experience. Won’t bite, but you may possibly observe an extremely light harsh note if you puff like a freight train, so I recommend a reasonable cadence.If smoked slow/cool, it will leave a very pleasant, soothing aroma that is pleasing to everyone around you, and make a nice evening smoke THIS TOBACCO IS NOT MEANT TO BE INHALED!!!
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It's a fine blend in it own right, given the proper time and space to get itself together.
As a new pipe smoker (at the time), I tried several English blends but found them a bit too harsh and smoky tasting. I had seen it in the tins in the stores but never knew anything about it and supposed it was smokey/woodsy-tasting like most of the other English blends. I fell in love with it immediately and continue to smoke today, some 20 years later.
The perique and burleys help to balance out the harsher, more smokey latakia, making for a pleasant smoke.
The only downside to this tobacco I found is the aftertaste it leaves in the mouth.
Yes, this isn't the same animal from 30 years ago. And yes, some of you had the same experience I have had: You opened up a tin of the new creature, found a lot of bright Virginias, some sassy periques and some rather vinegary-tasting latakias. Don't settle for fancy lever-seals or ceramic jars, they will disappoint you. Requires few relights, and leaves just a little dampness in the bowl. In my native country of Pakistan, it seemed like nearly all the pipe tobaccos sold were English blends.
Some of you even tossed it out as being too brash, too tart, not the knockout article you'd been led to expect. This was unfortunate because I enjoy the more aromatic American blends, which were hard to find.A word- let the tobacco age/weather a bit before smoking it.This will help to cut down a bit on the strength of it and will reduce the bite/aftertaste it leaves.In a Virginia-Perique blend, the perique builds through the bowl, and only really announces itself in the peppery finale.This blend displays this tendency, except that at odd moments throughout the bowl, the perique may leap out for a few extra-spicy puffs, before fading again to the spicy background flavour it usually supplies.My wife and family love the room note of this tobacco.