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Hey there, this is Saad from TN. I'm looking to start pipe smoking, i've already looked at quite a few pipes and hopefully i'll choose one soon to start off with. However, i am running into a problem with picking a nice tobacco. I'm currently looking for an aromatic. I've heard English doesn't smell very good to the people around you, so room note is definitely important if i want to keep the lady happy. I did some searching around the forums, it seems that the Lane 1Q came recommended fairly often. The problem is, the askers in those threads were often looking for a strong taste, but that's not something i'm really looking for. I don't have a massive sweet tooth, so i'm not wanting to feel like i'm actually eating the food when i'm smoking the blend. I'm just looking for a nice smelling aromatic with a medium taste, not something that's overwhelmingly sweet. I don't know how interested i'd be in a nutty taste, however i do like a sweet vanilla or something similar. I figured i'd ask for advice because you all certainly have more experience than me
Welcome to Puff. I'm originally from TN too! Nashville to be exact.
Anyway, I'd give that 1Q a go. It's got a sweetness to it, but it's not overwhelming. A nice vanilla flavor. It's one of the most popular tobaccos in the worl for a reason.
Ennerdale Flake - Gawith, Hoggarth & Co's best selling flake by a wide margin... But I wouldn't recommend that for a starter.
I think maybe take advice from the US members on a good tobacco to begin with. Aromatics do smell attractive in the the pouch, but they are not necessarily the most suitable tobaccos to start with. A lot of them tend to cause "tongue bite" - a mild chemical burn of the tongue (no other way to honestly describe it - but it isn't really that bad) which is usually caused by allowing the pipe to burn too hot and is made much more likely if you are a new pipe smoker and haven't yet sorted out your technique. Much better to start with a much more forgiving tobacco. Once you've got the basics under your belt - and it isn't difficult - you've be better placed to be able to really enjoy an aromatic. I'd hate to think that a scorched tongue early on would put you off the pleasures awaiting you.
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp
Sounds like hookah qualities to me, except most molasses tobacco tends to be fruity and can be fairly sweet. Does have a fantastic room note and flavors can be very mild to medium. Wish I could find an excuse to use mine more often.
I'm not big into aromatics, so couldn't help you there. There are many here to help.