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Tobaccos here: Clever Maryland 333 Sämi Weber
  Cornetto Rössli Vigrinia 444  

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 manufacturers. 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, such as 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.: Clever
Cut: Broken Flake
Strength: 5-6
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Virginias, lots of Kentucky, Maryland, Burley and Brazilian leaf.
My Comment: This is a true tobacco for the natural, pressed tobacco connoisseurs. It comes in "Cut Plug" form, which in this case means "broken flake'; though it's described as "American style", it is a "naturally" sweet tobacco. It can be either packed as it is or rubbed out further. The pouch aroma is natural and nutty. When smoked, it offers a delicious taste combination of nuttiness, spiciness, and sweetness. It burns slowly and evenly down to a fine ash. If you enjoy pressed VAs, and want something that will give you a unique smoking experience, try this one.

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Name/No.: Cornetto
Cut: Fine
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Virginias, Java, Burley and Orientals.
My Comment: This is a blend that really offers a unique smoking experience, thanks for the variety of rare leaves used, such as Java and Swiss Burley. A blend can not be as spicy and natural sweet and nutty as this one. The pouch aroma is intriguing and gets you ready for a *different* smoke. The level of humidity is perfect, and for some strange reason you feel that the blend is "crispy" though it is rightly moist. In case you're wondering what the manufacturer describes it as "Dutch" and "American", I believe it's because of the respective"Java" and "Burley" used.

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Name/No.: Maryland 333
Cut: Fine
Strength: 7
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Virginias, Swiss Burley, and tobacco from Brazil & Paraguay.
My Comment: This blend tastes like a good spicy, robust cigar of a high quality. The smell is 100% natural, and the taste starts as a bit bitter and then carries you into a host of intriguing smoking dimensions. As it is cut very fine, it burns rather fast, though evenly. People who roll their own could find a treasure in this blend.

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Name/No.: Rössli
Cut: Coarse
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: A Virginia base, Maryland, Kentucky, Burley and Java.
My Comment: I believe this blend is one of the most *beautiful* I have seen. There are so many colors, such as yellow, brown, green, red, black, etc. The cut is also most intriguing: Ribbon, coarse, fine, etc. The taste and aroma are also extremely rewarding and match the excellence of the blend appearance. The only thing that I could criticize here is the fact that there are rather too many big pieces of stems (I honestly like it!). I highly recommend it for natural VA, as well as cigar, smokers.

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Name/No.: Sämi
Cut: Fine
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Several mature Virginias, Burley, and Paraguay leaf.
My Comment: Has a very naturally pleasant pouch aroma. I find it easy to pack, light and keep lit. The taste is really great upon lighting, and what is more impressive is that it stays so throughout the smoke. I think it's ideal to break in a new pipe with: It burns evenly, fast and the fine cut tobacco seems to stick to the bowl walls easily.

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Name/No.: Virginia 444
Cut: Fine
Strength: 6
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Virginia, Swiss Burley, and Fire-cured Brasilian & Oriental leaves.
My Comment: On first impact, it seems strong and bitter; then slowly the suble tastes and aromas of mature Virginias start to come up, and the bitterness goes away fast. It smells to others like an elegant spicy cigar, without being overwhelming or unpleasant. It gives a nice doze of nicotine, while the sweetness grows to its maximum.

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Name/No.: Weber
Cut: Fine
Strength: 5
Photo: Pouch - Tobacco
Ingredients: Several Virginias, of various cuts and colors, and Swiss Burley.
My Comment: This is another of my favorites. It's a totally natural matured Virginia blend, with a bit of the green Oriental leaf of spiciness. I find the taste and aroma as attractive and satisfactoy as the sought-after VA blends made by famous manufacturer. Though the cut is fine and the tobacco burns rather fast, the smoke is cool and dry. The taste is consistently pleasant till the bowlful is a tiny bit of fine gray ashes. As most fine-cut blends, this one could bite if not smoked slowly. Highly recommended, esp. for those who roll their own (I'm no expert here, though!).

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