Hearth & Home Louisiana Red – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate


The pouch aroma of this blend is a nice tobacco scent with a sweet, tangy, spicy aroma with a hint of plums. The tanginess is a little more predominate than the others and causes my mouth to water. I love it! The moisture content is perfect for smoking right away. I loaded up my pipe and proceeded to the charring light.

On the charring light, I was greeted by a nice tobacco aroma and taste. There was a nice amount of natural sweetness with a slight tang to it from the Virginias. It tasted very nice. I finished lighting the pipe and settled in for a nice relaxing smoke.

Right from the start this blend tasted great. It is a straight forward tobacco taste that is accompanied by the Virginia characteristics. It is naturally sweet with a hint of tanginess to it. The Virginias are the star right now with their sweet and tangy taste while the Perique attributes are far in the background. You can tell that the Perique is in there, but not too many of the normal Perique characteristics have shown up yet. This doesn’t bother me because I am used to the Perique slowly working its way into the mix somewhere between the 3/4 and mid-bowl point in most VA/Per blends. So far this is a very tasty blend and I am loving it!

Around the 3/4 point, the Perique started working its way towards the front. By the mid-bowl point, the Perique was becoming the star of the show with its pepper/spice flavor while the Virginias played back up with their sweetness. The pepper/spice taste started standing out over the sweetness. The pepper/spice from the Perique kept building as the bowl progressed towards the end. As those flavors progressed, the sweetness from the Virginias kept fading. One of the things that I love about VA/Per blends is the way that they switch from one extreme to the other. Most start off on the sweet side and switch over to a pepper/spice towards the end. Louisiana Red does a great job of this.

This is an excellent VA/per blend. I really love it and it has quickly become one of my Top 5 Favorites. It smokes slow, cool, dry, and doesn’t bite. It has a great contrast in taste by going from sweet to savory and it doesn’t get boring. It is balanced out very well. I really enjoy this blend and if you like VA/Per blends, I think that you will enjoy it as well. I Highly Recommend it!

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Brand:Hearth & Home
Blend:Louisiana Red
Description: A great sweet and spicy blend containing two different Red Virginias and a good amount of outstanding St. James Perique. The rich, round sweetness of the Virginias are complimented by the plum and pepper hints of the cool-burning Perique. An overwhelming favorite of our local pipe club members.
Country: US
Cut: Ribbon
Tobaccos: Virginia, Perique
Strength: Medium
Taste: Tobacco, Sweet, Tangy, Peppery
Room Note: Pleasant

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