Just got through with bowl of Northwoods which is my first English and it was delicious. I thought it would be overwhelming with Latikia but it was actually very mild yet full of flavor. The smoke was creamy and left no weird after-taste or feeling in my mouth. No nicotine "buzz" was detected which is a good thing I guess since I am still very new to this wonderful hobby. I am proud to say that I love English blends now.