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  • Bengal Slices  Pipe Tobacco Tin - 1.75 oz.
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Bengal Slices Pipe Tobacco Tin - 1.75 oz.


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Product Description

 A rich latakia blend pressed into thick and fragrant slices. This tobacco is strong in flavor and intensity. A main dish instead of an appetizer or dessert, the smoke will leave you satisfied. A fantastic tin to have on hand for any English lover, the smoke is thick and rewards your full attention.

Brand: Bengal Slices

Blended By: The Standard Tobacco Company

Model: Bengal Slices

Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish,  Latakia,  Oriental,  Virginia

Cut: Cake

Blend Type: English

Strength: 2 of 5

Taste: Full

Room Note: Tolerable

Flavoring: None

Amount: 1.75 oz.

Country: USA


What is in it?
This blend is an English crumble cake that is sliced before packing.  In Bengal Slices you will find...
Latakia: Cyprean Latakia is a strong component.
Oriental: Turkish is here in a small amount.
Virginia: The Virginia is of the yellow variety, but some of the Virginia is stoved to a black color.
Cavendish: There is an Unflavored Black Cavendish present.  
What does it smoke like?
Bengal Slices is a strong English blend.  The Latakia is predominant in the flavor.  There is more sweetness than you would expect from a strong Latakia mixture.  The sweetness is partially from the Unflavored Black Cavendish and partially from an Anise or Licorice topping that has been applied.  The topping is light and this blend should not be considered an aromatic.  The pressed cakes have married the flavors very well.  Recommended for pipers familiar with Latakia who want more sweetness from a blend.  Nicotine is medium and flavor is full.  There are few English crumble cakes that have a topping like this, I can't think of a close comparison.
How to prepare it?
Let's face it, flakes and cakes are fun.  I recommend lightly rubbing out a flake to get a limestone pebble consistency.  Rubbing out before drying will result in less unsmokable powder being produced.  Dry to your preference.  The dryer this tobacco, the less you will notice the topping and the more pronounced the tobacco flavor will be.  Load your pebbles like a cube cut; fill the pipe using gravity only.  Do not press this tobacco tightly into the bowl since this cut will expand as it burns.

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  1. Smooth and smokey

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    I must say, years ago I smoked far more English blends than I do these days. With my tastes changing to sweet Virginia flakes and even some aromatics, I didn't hold much hope that Bengal Slices could be as smooth as other reviews I read claimed. I am happy to say the reviews were true. This could easily become my favorite Latakia tobacco. If you've tried English tobaccos in the past and found them harsh and unbalanced, Bengal Slices has to be tried. This is absolutely the smoothest Latakia based cake I've ever enjoyed. The only down side, if you can even call it that, it does tend to ghost your bowl, so unless you smoke other similar blends, you may want to try a cob, or dedicate a pipe for this one. If I smoked this more often, I'd probably give it five stars, but it's more of a special occasion smoke for me, one to be recommended all the same to be sure.

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