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Bengal Slices Pipe Tobacco Tin

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 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.
Bengal Slices
Black Cavendish
Room Note:

19 Reviews

  • 5
    Bengal Slices

    Posted by William K. Bottarelli on 23rd May 2020

    This is truly a fantastic blend. Full and satisfying smoke. Latakia is predominant with a hint of licorice. Burns well with no tongue bite. I would suggest to fill a rather large bowl, without packing tight. Light up, seat back, smoke slowly and enjoy. A must try.

  • 4
    Bengal Slices

    Posted by Genley Anderson on 28th Apr 2020

    I like this tobacco very much. It has a very balanced flavor and pleasing aroma.

  • 4
    Bengal Slices

    Posted by William Kim Bottarelli on 9th Apr 2020

    Smooth, creamy and full of flavor. The nicotine level is just right for an all-day smoke. Burns well and leaves one very satisfied.

  • 5
    My deepest apologies

    Posted by casey smith on 11th Jun 2019

    My deepest apologies for the premature, mediocre review. Please disregard and forgive me. Halfway through the tin and this is tied for my number one spot of all time with plum pudding. They are very similar but, different at the same time. Bengal slices is so silky smooth and creamy, undeniably satisfying, and unbelievably flavorful! I can't put into words how much I love this stuff. It will be in my rotation for the rest of my life and if I could only smoke one tin for the rest of my life, I would die a happy man if it were Bengal slices. Well done Russ and again, I am sorry for writing a review so soon. THIS... IS... AMAZING!!! Cheers!

  • 3
    It's ok.

    Posted by casey smith on 7th Jun 2019

    So, I did only finish my first bowl but, I'm confused about what the fuss is all about. Most of the time with pipe tobacco the hype is legit. This is undeniably quality tobacco and the crumble cake is beautiful but, it's boring. I don't get much from this. None of the strength, depth, or flavor that everybody is talking about. I hope the rest of the tin proves me wrong.

  • 5
    very good stuff

    Posted by Jack Somers on 22nd Apr 2019

    Will purchase again.

  • 4
    Bengal Slices

    Posted by Zoltan Retey on 19th Jan 2019

    Have not smoked my pipe in twenty years or so. Just starting again. This tobacco is quite heavy with wonderful flavor. Burns very slowly down to fine ash. Newcomers should stay away from it.

  • 4
    smokin it is a process i enjoy

    Posted by Paul Chappuis on 14th Dec 2018

    Many times people explain the smell of tobaccos as being something you wouldn't assume is 'good' but it somehow it is good. This is another one of those times. I love the chemical kind of smell this stuff has. It's silly but I like opening the container and just smelling it. The process of preparing some to be smoked is almost as enjoyable as smoking it. Don't be tempted in breaking it all up to put in a mason jar. Breaking some up each time before smoking and getting that wonderful aroma flowing... mmm. I don't pack it tight, it's on the tough side to light. I leave it a little loose and just gently tamp it as I go through the bowl.

  • 5

    Posted by Garrett LeRoy on 2nd Nov 2018

    One of the great blends I've tried. Rich and spicy. Smooth and cool burning. Out of the tin, the signature aroma is that of fennel. The Orientals make their presence felt throughout----this is not your ordinary English. The cake is around the same consistency as Plum Pudding It is going to stay in the top tier of my rotation.