Hi all, London mixture is my first english blend and I really enjoy the taste and way it smokes, I find it completely gentle with the exception of one detail. Which is that sometimes I find my throat starting to hurt from it like the dried out feeling of a sore throat coming on. It's crippling and forces me to stop smoking. I think I've countered it with a drink in hand from time to time but i'd like to be able to do without a constant drink. I don't get tongue bitee bite, mind you, but I'm wondering if this is do to puling too strong or what. I'd like to get a handle on this because it's basically my favorite tasting tobacco thus far. Is it a common characteristic of these oriental blends to need real care when smoking?