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Brand: Just For Him
Tin Description: This is the third in the Middle Earth Pipeweed Series! Red Virginias are blended with a rich vanilla to sweeten aroma. Then Burleys are blended in to produce a lightly-sweet, nutty, full blend best enjoyed after a long day in the great forests.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Flue & Air Cured
Contents: Burley, Virginia
Flavoring: Vanilla
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: Bulk

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# 10/7/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by pstlpkr

Really-Really Mild

I ordered a Middle-Earth Pipeweed Sampler from Just for Him and it is from this sample pack that I will make my reviews of each of the five blends. I have also decided to smoke each sample all the way through, without smoking anything else in between. I have to beg a pass on the “Tin Aroma” in this case. I believe that the aroma is simply too mild to be adequately described from such a small sample. The samples, while large enough to decide if one should purchase more, are a bit on the smallish side. I must admit to being somewhat disappointed.

I have no idea why I have decided to start with the 3rd offering in the Middle Earth series.  I suppose it's because I was watching The Two Towers (Extended Cut). When I stoked up the first bowl of Treebeard, I thought (????). I was drinking a homemade and very strong latte at the time.  I think that the coffee completely overpowered this very mild blend. I noticed no real-if any impact from vitamin N.

After drinking a glass of ice water, I smoked a second bowl during the second disk of The Two Towers.  I decided to have it without anything else to drink.  That is when the taste began to come through.  I have detected a little vanilla. It may be there to mellow the smoke, but I cannot taste it at this time. I do taste an almost cigar like flavor. Probably the burleys I taste. They sometimes add a light, sweet, and nutty taste that somewhat resembles a mild cigar. I am beginning to detect the vanilla again rather late in the bowl.

I have been smoking Treebeard in my beloved TRG White Ringed Volcano. It is a small bowled artisan pipe with wonderful smoking characteristics. I think it was a wise choice of pipes.  Treebeard and my TRG suit each other beautifully.  I have about one more bowl and am looking forward to it.  I can recommend this blend as a diversion.  It's very good, but very mild. I have to give Treebeard a 4.0 in my personal ratings and recommendation rating, but will go with a neutral 3.0 Tin Aroma just to be fair. 

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