Described as "Medium cut, matured Virginian and Oriental Tobaccos. Soft and mellow flavor". The blend smokes relatively cool and burns down to a fine ash with no dottle. The pipe is left clean with no sticky wet residue
So far I am ten bowls into the tin and I have been enjoying each one more and more. This is a blend that definitely requires a steeper learning curve than many other blends. The complexity of the orientals playing off the virginias against the background of latakia provides a smoking experience that takes many bowls to discover all of the various nuances of flavor it can provide. This is not a beginners blend by any means, but the seasoned pipe smoker will find many delightful adventures in this classic mixture.
I will post a follow-up article once I have completed the tin. Happy Puffing!