I chose this blend largely because I didn't know what I was doing when I just started out. This stuff almost put me off pipe smoking. It burns hot, it doesn't keep lit easily, tends to bite easily and it doesn't taste like much. I took a break from it and smoked some English and some Navy Flake and while i'm still new my pipe is broken in and I have a decent technique. I can't imagine anyone wanting to smoke this daily it isn't very good and could only find enjoyment in the very beginning of a bowl and when I let it go out, completely cool down and would re-light. Maybe if you are all about everything VaBur (with tobacco sourced from Africa) you'd want to try it. But don't pick this as your first tin like I did.
By Brandon on Apr 23, 2018