I was really excited to try this blend. I've smoked the original Frog Morton, and Frog OTT and loved the hell out of both of them, so naturally I wanted to see what Across the Pond was like. I cracked the tin and was met with a very mild... fragrance? Aroma? Smell? Dunno... but it was nice and mellow, at least to my nose. Much like the others in the series, ATP was very easy to load and light, and didn't give me any trouble at all. I should mention that I let it dry for about 30 minutes before loading, and it was perfect. I also loaded two bowls of this without drying, just to see how it would go, and it was just fine. I won't bore you with the whole lighting process, and instead skip on to the tasting bit... I have come to love Latakia. The taste, the smell, the way it plays off of Virginias, everything. At first, I was a little disappointed with ATP, because there isn't a "punch you in the face" Latakia hit to it. It's VERY subtle, and you almost have to hunt for it. In this blend, at least to me, the major player is the Oriental leaf. It comes across in droves, and it's actually pretty great. Like I said, the Latakia and the Virginia are well in the background, but they're there. This is a VERY mild English to me, and I highly recommend it for those occasions that you might not want to get garroted by Latakia. I've personally really enjoyed it and I'll be keeping this one around for exactly the times I just described. Sometimes a really mild English is a good thing, and it took this blend for me to realize that.