I received a tin of this tobacco as a part of a trade with another forum member. I thought I'd give it a go today as the reviews I've read weren't very positive. Pipe: 7 inch Gouda Clay. Tin Note: Light smokey aroma from the opening; a slight hint of nuttyness. And perhaps fruit (currents or raisins). Really low moisture level straight out of the tin. Perfect dryness. Charring/Lighting: Lights very easily and stays lit. Flavor: As others have commented, not a lot going on in the flavor department. I didn't find it completely bland, but very, very mild. The Latakia is present, but not a forerunner as I expected. The Virginia running a close race with the Latakia. The Turkish is what I find most predominant in this blend most of all. Nicotine: Once again, very, very mild. Mid-Bowl: Not much change for me. The Turkish comes out a little more with a slight peppery note, although there is no Oriental or Perique in this blend. Finish: Smokes down to ash very well with no wet or moist end. Burns much like Carter Hall. But thats where the kinship ends between the two. Overall: No trip to flavor town here. Not much in terms of Nicotine either. All in all a very light and mild English type blend that would perhaps be a good starter, or crossover for those going from aromatics to english blends. Certainly an all day smoker tobacco. If I could get it dirt cheap, I'd buy it just to smoke when driving. Other than that...no thrills here.