I recently got into pipe smoking, and I have enjoyed it a lot. There is a certain amount of peace and mindfulness about it that I really enjoy.

So I felt it was time to get another pipe β€” and some more pipe tobacco πŸ˜ƒ

The pipe

I got a Lorenzo Mini pipe, and it really is mini. It’s about 10 cm long and 3 cm wide. The bowl is 3 cm deep and 1.7 cm wide. The stem is not removable, at least it doesn’t seem so… The stem is removable, and there is a small metal filter inside β€” see photo below.

Lorenzo Mini compared to Consul Briar no. 82
Lorenzo Mini compared to Consul Briar no. 82
Stem removed, small metal filter
Stem removed, small metal filter

I’m pretty new in the pipe smoking game, so I haven’t developed a preference yet. I’m just exploring β€” trying to figure out what I like. I recently started taking my lunch breaks outside, and figured a small pipe was perfect for that occasion. I’ll revisit this in a future blog post, when I have had time to try it out.

Tobacco

Samuel Gawith Firedance Flake

Brown 6β€³ Flake subtly flavoured with a combination of Blackberry, Brandy and Vanilla. The smoke is a mild, cool experience. The Blackberry is the predominant flavour with the Brandy in the background. Rounded off with Vanilla. A mild and fruity smoke with the strength of Best Brown. A very pleasing room aroma. β€” The Pipe Shop

Samuel Gawith Black Cherry

Rich Black Cavendish mixed together with a generous amount of Sweet Cherry. This tobacco has a room note second to none. With satisfaction for both the smoker and the surrounding company, this is a β€œmust” for lovers of aromatics. β€” The Pipe Shop

I have tried this one, and it smells and tastes amazing πŸ˜ƒ

Samuel Gawith Black Cherry
Samuel Gawith Black Cherry
Pipe stuffed with Samuel Gawith Black Cherry
Pipe stuffed with Samuel Gawith Black Cherry