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I would say it's flue-cured and pressed tobacco, probably Virginia blended with either a Burley or Latakia.
You sir, are correct. Old Dark Fired - one pound, but unfortunately not mine.
I kid you not.....that looks exactly like cut and processed hashish. One afternoon during my misspent youth I processed a kilo of high grade Moroccan hash by cutting it with henna and pressing compressed sheets of it between clear sheets of cellophane for individual sale. It was an interesting experience but far too stressful for my paranoid nature at the time so it was "one and done".
I hope you made some bank for all that stress.Old Dark Fired is almost as good as hashish. One person at Tobacco Reviews described it like this:"Tin note is deep, dark chocolate over fermented raisins and exotic spices, over the rich, fermented dark-fired leaf, and if you keep sniffing you may detect the sharp-ish cigar notes also mentioned by some other reviewers. The beautiful, large flakes are well presented and easy to work with, and they can be smoked right out of the tin. Rubbed out, ODF can be smoked as a medium/full no-brainer, easy burning, with blissful clouds of spicy, rich, chocolate/raisin smoke. These days I usually cut some "using" flakes to length based on a nominal chamber depth and I dry a piece out some before I roll, spindle and loosely stuff it vertically into a pipe. This technique results in a stronger, more cigar-like smoke that also burns down to a fine gray ash, just like a cigar. The chocolate and raisins are still present in spades, but the spices and the whole tobacco aspect of the smoke are stronger and sharper, including all the dark-fired nuances you could want, under the circumstances. Aftertaste is pretty much aftermath, persistent and delicious to this tobacco lover. Strength just nudges over my idea of medium, with a lot of taste for this level of nicotine."
So is it pipe tobacco then. I would love to start smoking again. At least, I seem to think so sometimes...
It was worth it once it was all out of my hands! I was far more afraid of my parents than the law! I lived in Spain at the time and although Moroccan hash was the norm, Lebanese Blond was the best. Not only got you stoned but basically turned you to stone for about an hour so you could enjoy the subtler effects. I never got addicted to drugs in those days but I did get addicted to tobacco. Hash was definitely better! I should have stuck with that!
I did finally quit smoking cigarettes on 12/20/99. I love the smell of pipe tobacco.....burning or not. I love the smell of ground coffee but can't stand the taste.
Is it tobbaco...tobaco...tobbacco...the plant leaves they make cigarettes and cigars from?
Pipe tobacco, a classic, in fact, and more of it in one spot than most of us are used to seeing. Good, rich, smokey stuff.
I quit smoking my pipes about 22 years ago. Had a collection of 23 Kapp & Peterson pipes of all varieties which I bought in Ireland over a period of 2 decades. I smoked a dark blend called "Boston Special". Yup, like another commenter I sometimes am temped, but I resist when I look in the mirror at some remaining yellow stains on my teeth.