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Terry Lennox

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Aug 11, 2021
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The only Grand Oriental I hadn't tried yet. Always looked forward to the single whole leaf on top - finally!
Smells pretty good too..


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That looks great. I think they were inspired by the old State Express London Mixture which had a whole oriental leaf laid across the top like that. I have an old empty tin that still has the leaf in it. Cheers.
 

jaingorenard

Part of the Furniture Now
Apr 11, 2022
601
2,813
Norwich, UK
As I was inordinately jealous of all of you who got to enjoy the Chicago show, and as I was passing close to where he lives, @simong and I met up to open some interesting tins, as well as looking at some pipes, catalogues and other bits and pieces (and, of course, have some beers).WhatsApp Image 2024-04-21 at 20.25.23 (1).jpegWhatsApp Image 2024-04-21 at 20.25.23.jpeg

Velvan Plug:

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E. A. Carey's Dark Flake:

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An Irish tin of Peterson's Irish Oak:

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Last but not least, a tin I had my doubts about - Fryer's Special Smokynge Mixture. Fortunately the inside of the tin was spotless!

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I even couldn't resist having a roll-up of it:

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A great day out with some great pubs, and great beers, some fantastic smokes and most importantly excellent company!
 

Sobrbiker

Lifer
Jan 7, 2023
2,588
32,235
Casa Grande, AZ
As I was inordinately jealous of all of you who got to enjoy the Chicago show, and as I was passing close to where he lives, @simong and I met up to open some interesting tins, as well as looking at some pipes, catalogues and other bits and pieces (and, of course, have some beers).View attachment 304966View attachment 304967

Velvan Plug:

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E. A. Carey's Dark Flake:

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An Irish tin of Peterson's Irish Oak:

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Last but not least, a tin I had my doubts about - Fryer's Special Smokynge Mixture. Fortunately the inside of the tin was spotless!

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I even couldn't resist having a roll-up of it:

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A great day out with some great pubs, and great beers, some fantastic smokes and most importantly excellent company!
That looks like awesome day!
 

Terry Lennox

Can't Leave
Aug 11, 2021
404
2,254
Southern California
As I was inordinately jealous of all of you who got to enjoy the Chicago show, and as I was passing close to where he lives, @simong and I met up to open some interesting tins, as well as looking at some pipes, catalogues and other bits and pieces (and, of course, have some beers).View attachment 304966View attachment 304967

Velvan Plug:

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E. A. Carey's Dark Flake:

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An Irish tin of Peterson's Irish Oak:

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Last but not least, a tin I had my doubts about - Fryer's Special Smokynge Mixture. Fortunately the inside of the tin was spotless!

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I even couldn't resist having a roll-up of it:

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A great day out with some great pubs, and great beers, some fantastic smokes and most importantly excellent company!
Amazing stuff. What did that Fryer's taste like? Cheers.
 
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Terry Lennox

Can't Leave
Aug 11, 2021
404
2,254
Southern California
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Drucquer&Sons Levant, my favorite Drucquer blend and one of the best Pease blends. This one is spicy and sweet-a kaleidescope of flavors.
Very intrigued by this photo of Levant Mixture. I've never had it but I spot a lot of nice Oriental in that mix so it makes me want to try it as I like Oriental forward Balkans. Have to add it to my next order.
 

Auxsender

Part of the Furniture Now
Jul 17, 2022
893
4,907
Nashville
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Auxsender

Part of the Furniture Now
Jul 17, 2022
893
4,907
Nashville
Man, I must be trippin. I could have sworn they had a cav center. I was so sure that I looked in my 2 year old jar and, sure as shit, no cav center.
I even googled it and most pics show no cav center but then some do.
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john19

Part of the Furniture Now
Nov 27, 2021
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Greece