A True Balancing Act
start with the basics... Pouch note: Great tobacco aroma, with nothing out of
balance or forward to the nose. Room note: Pleasant to tolerable. The smoke is smooth, mellow, warm, no bite,
I was impressed with the first couple of bowls of Bald Headed Teacher. The Burley is
up-front but not overpowering. The Virginia is lightly sweet, satisfying, and
flavorful. The Latakia, while there is only noticeable and takes the edge off
said the smoke was "warm" I mean that the flavor is warm and
medium-rich, not hot or biting. Packs and lights easily. Bald Headed Teacher seems
to be best suited to a medium sized bowl. Small bowl a bit difficult to keep
lit and left me wanting. Large bowl grew to be bit overpowering and lasted too
long for the amount of nicotine from the Virginias and Burley. I had to set it
down and come back later... However; the relight was just as good, and seemed
to just pick up where I left off. It didn't have any of the charred flavors one
might expect from a Burley blend upon being relighted after a brief rest.
Headed Teacher doesn't seem to be a true English blend nor does it seem to fit
into the realm of Aromatics.
The smoke is a bit dry, owing I think to the Burley.
There is a light peppery taste coming from the Latakia I believe. And, there
seems to be a light and delicate sweetness from the Virginia tobaccos.
reminds me a bit of Ruins of Isengard from Just for Him's Middle Earth
Series. Not as rich but just as tasty, just a little sweet, a little smoky, and
a little spicy.
generally inhale once or twice during a bowl. However; this seemed to say don't
do that too much. The flavors really came through when puffed and released
through the nose. No burn there at all.
Humble Opinion a very pleasant smoke, maybe not an all day smoke, but if you
want some flavor in a mild-ish blend with a little kick, 4Noggins Bald Headed
Teacher will fill the bill. And, as a side thought... with a pinch of Perique
it is quite enjoyable as well.