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
Model: Bengal Slices
Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental, Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 1.75 oz.
Far smoother than I expected. My first Latakia and Oriental blend.
Bengal Slices is different enough to separate itself from the pack of me-to blends with a unique top note unlike any other. I like it, but I like Tobacco Pipes offerings & customer service even better. Keep up the great work!
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.