£4.80 – £20.50
Loose St James Flake
Samuel Gawith loose St James Flake is a bright flake blended from Virginia and Perique leaf with no added topping. This blend derives its character and flavour solely from the quality tobacco used. The stoved Virginia’s add hints of chocolate and notes of sugary dark fruit, tangy citrus, bread, wood and earth. The Perique offers raisin, fig and plum notes as well as pepper and spice on the palate. The nicotine content and strength are both medium in this fairly smooth, slightly sweet and spicy smoke.
- Cut – Flake
- Blend – Virginia, Perique
- Flavour – None
- Strength – Medium
You can prepare Samuel Gawith loose St James 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 Samuel Gawith loose St James Flake will be despatched in the manufacturers original packaging.
This blend is also available to buy prepacked in a 50g tin.
10g, 25g, 50g, 500g