£5.50 – £24.00
Loose Rich Dark Flake
Germain’s Loose Rich Dark Flake is blended from Virginia’s and Burley with an added molasses casing. The Virginia’s take the lead in this blend. They are earthy, woody, doughy and dark fruit sweet. The Burley is nutty, woody and slightly sweet. The molasses casing adds depth and complexity to the blend. A rich and full flavoured blend which is creamy and smooth. This medium blend flake burns slow, consistent and cool with wonderful room note. One of the worlds most sought after pipe tobacco.
- Cut – Flake
- Blend – Virginia, Burley
- Flavour – Molasses
- Strength – Mild to medium
Germain’s Loose Rich Dark Flake generally is quite moist and will benefit from drying a little before being smoked. When you open the tin leave it open for 30 minutes or so before preparing the flake. You can prepare this flake tobacco in a number of ways:
Folding and stuffing. Fold the flake in half long ways against the grain of the flake. Fold the flake in half again this time with the grain to form a square. Gently squeeze the tobacco before stuffing into the pipe bowl.
Rubbing out. Rub the flake gently between the hands to break up the flake to desired thickness before loading the pipe.
Rolling. Roll the flake with the grain generally lengthwise, squeeze gently and load into the pipe bowl.
Whichever method you use is a question of personal preference but the tobacco is best packed lightly to prevent any draw problems as flake tobacco tends to expand more so than ready rubbed tobaccos. To fully appreciate the flavour and taste we recommend it is best smoked at a slow pace.
We carefully weigh and pack all our loose tobacco in a branded non-resealable pouch to ensure that the tobacco arrives with you in perfect condition. Orders for 500g of Loose Rich Dark Flake will be despatched in the manufacturers original packaging.
Germain’s Rich Dark Flake is also available to buy in a 50g tin.
10g, 25g, 50g, 500g