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Germain & Son commenced manufacturing tobacco back in 1820. A family business located in Jersey boasting perfect climatic controlled conditions.

The experience gained by succeeding generations in the art of blending has produced the range of fine individual tobaccos available today. Their new factory is situated on the site of the original premises facing the harbour of St Helier from whence, 180 years ago, Jersey-built schooners sailed to many parts of the world, some returning with cargoes of leaf tobacco for Germain's factory.

The name of this tobacco originates from the early days when all tobaccos were pressed into cakes before cutting. Four types of Virginian tobaccos are blended with Cavendish and a specially prepared Black Tobacco.

The complete blend is then flavoured in accordance with a 70 year old formula to produce a honey sweet smoking tobacco with a unique aroma.

We have been reliably informed that the highly sort after Esoterica Stonehaven is made using the same blend as the Rich Dark Flake. However Stonehaven contains more additives, which are not allowed in the UK. Therefore the Rich Dark Flake is the closest Tobacco you will get to match Stonehaven in the UK.

Please note: Pipe used is for illustration purposes only.

If this is your first order on this particular product you will need to email a scan of your passport at the photo page or provide proof of age as we legally need to ensure that we are not selling this product to under 18's. Your order will not be dispatched until this proof has been provided. Thanks you for your understanding.

Tasting Notes

The Rich Dark Flake is blended the traditional way using the same core base tobacco’s of Virginia and Burley. The flakes are dark Brown and almost Black in places due to the long curing process which brings out the natural sugars and depth of flavour.

This produces a full bodied smoke so is recommended for the experienced smoker.

This is a truly remarkable blend that really stands out from the norm. The flakes are finer than we usually see which makes for easier preparation and a slightly different burning characteristic.

A must try for any flake fanatic!

Strength: 4/5
Aromatic Taste: 3/5
Room Note: 3/5


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by ming on Monday 02 November, 2020
she should zai Naomi na yang a? neng haohao fahuo ma
by hasan on Saturday 22 August, 2020
Simply this is the best pipe tobacco ever made, the only problem that it is very hard to get!
by Percy on Monday 03 February, 2020
Rich dark flake (often referred to as “RDF”) is a perennial favourite among the pipe smoking community and  Germain’s take on this classic is seen as the standard bearer. The relatively simple combination of Burley and Virginia gives an deceptively complex flavour. As the name implies, it is extremely rich and sweet, with a treacle and molasses taste and a subtle, spicy edge. Deeply satisfying, especially after a meal or at the end of a long day.
by Daniel on Thursday 23 August, 2018
Like smelling moist, rich Christmas cake, and smoking savoury brown sugar. Absolutely delicious.
by Mark on Thursday 12 April, 2018
As a loyal samuel gawith smoker, i enjoy all there flake and cut plug, always excellent, i thought id give germains a try, heard a lot about them. Well this stuff knocks the ball out of the park! Certainly rich, definately dark, the pouch note to me is of chocolate liquer, dates, figs. A thin cut flake, rubs out well, packs and lights easily, smoking it is a delight, very very smooth, mild/medium, the flavour is rich and nutty, sweet too. Every pipe smoker worth there salt has to try this, its a posh bobs choc if you like! Wonderful.
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