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Germains Special Latakia Flake Pipe Tobacco (Loose)

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Description Ref # 3109

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.

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

A true classic with an almost cult like following, the Special Flake is a true classic blend.

Coarse, air and fire-cured dark tobaccos processed into a medium flake with big flavour.

Utilising the best Latakia, Oriental, Turkish and Virginia tobacco leaves, Germain’s have created another highly acclaimed flake.

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


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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
It would be fair to assume that Medium flake would just be a slightly milder version of Germain’s ever-popular Rich Dark Flake. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Medium flake is made from a trio of Virginias that are pressed into a fine flake with an added fruit and citrus casing. The smell when I opened my first packet of this really surprised me; very fruit-forward, vaguely reminding me of strawberry, but with a tingly citrusy undertone. I imagine a lot of people might have dismissed this tobacco for sounding a bit boring – I know I did! – but if you give it a try, you might be pleasantly surprised.
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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