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Schürch Modern English Mixtures


Schürch Tobaccos

Tobaccos here: 242 245 406 407 408 Jak C

Since 1964, all Schürch tobaccos have been blended by HAND
by Hans Schürch himself in Switzerland, and based on the highest quality leaf available.

 
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Name/No.: 242
Cut: Wild
Strength: 4
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Several Virginias, Latakia, a bit of Perique and sweetened Black Cavendish.
My Comment: This is the mixture that got Hans Schürch into making more and more "Modern English" mixtures. It's as sweet-smelling as an aromatic tobacco though it's far from being one. The sweetness of the taste and aroma comes from the first-class, sweet Black Cavendish used.

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Name/No.: 245
Cut: Wild
Strength: 4
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Several Virginias of different cuts, Latakia, and unsweetened Black Cavendish.
My Comment: This is one of the tastiest mixtures in this group. It's beautiful to look at due to the wide range of cust and colors, black being the dominant one. The taste is a mixture of spicy, creamy, sweet, and sour. I also find a consistent "salty" taste, which I really like. It burns so well till the last shred, and it makes an ideal all day smoke. The ash is so fine and a light shade of gray. It's very low on nicotine, at least to me!

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Name/No.: 406
Cut: Wild
Strength: 4
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Several Virginias, White Burley, Latakia, and a touch of Black Cavendish.
My Comment: Another "creamy" mixture. It's so naturally 'aromatic', and the taste is so smooth and delicious. The perfect all-day smoke, especially when you're in the company of nonsmokers.

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Name/No.: 407
Cut: Wild
Strength: 6
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Virginias, Latakia, and maybe a bit of Burley.
My Comment: I can't be impartial here: This mixture was my favorite in this category and for years. It is the least sweet in this family of tobaccos, though the pouch aroma is still evidently sweet and very pleasant. This will show later in the aroma of the burned tobacco. Upon lighting, there is a slightly bitter taste, combined with a bit of sourness and sweetness. You know that you're in for an enjoyable ride! The percentage of Latakia has apparently been determined with great care and expertise; it enriches the taste of the other tobaccos, adding its woodiness and smokiness to them, without the slightest attempt at assuming more importance than that the blender envisioned while creating the mixture. This is simply a "delicious" smoke and a sign of a great blending talent. The room aroma is highly pleasant. Ideally any time of the day, particularly to be smoked in the company of non-smokers.

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Name/No.: 408
Cut: Medium
Strength: 6
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Several Virginias, White Burley, Latakia, Black Cavendish, RR Burley Flake, and a touch of Perique.
My Comment: As you can see from the ingredients, this is a complicated Mixture. The RR Burley flake is simply gorgeous. I highly recommend it to those who prefer traditional English mixtures and yet can't smoke them in the company of nonsmokers. It has such a 'serious' taste and yet a very sweet room aroma.

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Name/No.: Jak C
Cut: Wild
Strength: 5
Photo: Available
Ingredients: Several Virginias of different cuts and colors, Black Cavendish, and Latakia.
My Comment: Whether you're a traditional English mixture veteran or a new comer, you'll appreciate this Mixture. It offers a one-of-a-kind taste and aroma. It's serious in taste and yet so naturally sweet. I personally believe it represents an innovative tobacco blending concept and approach.

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Numerical Strength Guide
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Ex. Mild V. Mild Mild Mild-Med Medium Med-Strong Strong V.Strong Ex.Strong Overwhelming




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