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Tobaccos here: Grünband Höllander La Nazionale Robi Weber Aromatic


Please note the following before you dig in: It is little known that Switzerland has been a producer of quality tobaccos, and its Burley in particular has been known to be of the highest quality. Besides cigars, and for more than a century, some quality pipe tobacco blends have been produced by a variety of Swiss manufacturer. Most of these traditional blends are made today according to very old recipes and manufacturing processes, using a variey of rather rare tobaccos, such those from Java and Paraguay. If you like traditional French tobaccos, as such Caporal, you'll find a treat among these blends.

As you can see, most, if not all, of these tobaccos could also be ideal for those who roll their own cigarettes. For that purpose, they are of superb quality!

 
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Name/No.: Grünband
Cut: Fine
Strength: 4
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Virginia, Burley, Orientals, Java and Paraguay.
My Comment: It has a very discrete and intriguing flavor! This flavor is confirmed upon lighting and continues to be pleasant without biting. It creates a pleasant room aroma, and can be also enjoyed by those who usually smoke natural tobaccos.

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Name/No.: Höllander
Cut: Shag
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Several Virginias, Maryland, and Java leaf.
My Comment: This is one of the most flavored tobaccos on this page. It's hard to tell what the flavor is, but it must be a combination of a variety of aromas, probably including vanilla. Surprisingly, it doesn't taste as artificial as it smells in the pouch. Upon lighting the taste is predominantly bitter; however, the sweetness settles in very quickly and stays evident throughout the smoke. The tobaccos are rather dark and are cut in a real shag form. Best when smoked slowly.

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Name/No.: La Nazionale
Cut: Fine
Strength: 6-7
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Indigeno (a Swiss tobacco), Burley (Italy), Virginia, Kentucky (USA), Kentucky (Italy), Kentucky Ribs.
My Comment: The pouch aroma is a combination of the fermentedness of St. Bruno and the sweetness of 4 Squares Navy Cut (Yellow). The tobacco has a top flavor of molasses. Upon lighting it seems to be almost too mild and sweet, but slowly both aspects change. It tastes like a true natual matured VA, which is anyway claimed to be. Sometimes, a typical traditional "soapy" taste comes through, without being unpleasant. Has a neutral smell to others.

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Name/No.: Robi
Cut: Fine
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Several Virginias, of various cuts & colors, and Swiss Burley.
My Comment: I had problems deciding whether to post this blend on this page or among the natural tobacco blends. The pouch aroma is of a vaguely flavored tobacco; however, when smoked it tastes as a natural quality blend. The room aroma is very pleasant and discretely sweet. I'd recommend it for those who like natural tobaccos and are looking to such a tobacco that has a sweet aroma to others.

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Name/No.: Weber's Tee Tabak
Cut: Fine
Strength: 4-5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Several Virginias, of various cuts & colors, and Swiss Burley.
My Comment: This is a truly well made flavored blend. The pouch aroma is delicious, and yet not too artificial or overly sweet. Upon lighting there is a whiff of bitterness that disappears in a few seconds and get replaced by some exquisite sweetness and spiciness. I would say it's a blend that can be truly enjoyed by people who smoke natural or flavored tobaccos.

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