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I took up smoking at the age of 16 without the knowledge of just how expensive it was. I used to get through so many straights that the money was just burning away! This was when I decided to switch to tobacco as a more affordable means of smoking. I was introduced to Amber leaf and never really thought anything of it, other than the taste which was good. It was only until I spoke to a friend about Amber leaf until I realized just how good it actually was. The bacci is compacted together pretty tight, meaning that once you have worked through it and separated it out you get nearly double what you originally had. This, added to the great taste makes it the perfect tobacco for someone who can't keep up with the demanding costs but smokes like a chimney. Well worth giving a try if your a smoker!
I've been smoking Amber Leaf for a while now, after switching from Golden Virginia due to the costs. Prior to that I had been smoking Lambert and Butler - just to give you an idea of the type of brands I've enjoyed, having also enjoyed Amber Leaf.
I think the taste of Amber Leaf isn't too dissimilar to Golden Virginia, so if you like that you should like this.
Among the mid/low range tobaccos, I'd say this is the best value. It's relatively 'cheap' (compared to other tobaccos at least , as smoking can't really be classed as cheap any more!)
Amber Leaf is a very satisfying smoke - always able to satisfying that smoker's ache in the chest. Since I switched to tobacco I also now find regular cigarettes are too strong for me.
You can but it in varying sizes, as with other tobaccos.
8g, 10g, 12.5g, 25g and 50g are common around here. I buy the smaller packs so I'm not too sure about the larger ones, but they usually come with a pack of 50 papers which is very convenient!
12.5g is in the £4 range, 10g a little over £3. With papers, that's not a terrible price to pay for an expensive 'hobby'.
One complaint is that the 12.5g pack comes in a box, with the tobacco all cramped into a pouch half the size of the one a 10g bundle is found in. This means you have to pull the tightly packed tobacco apart which is a minor annoyance, whereas with the 10g you're able to pull a bit out and it'll come apart with ease.
I have tried to quit smoking several times and been unsuccessful every time. It is a habit which I wish I hadn't started and would encourage people not to even try it.
Anyway, I used to smoke packet cigarettes and tried several different brands. But the cost was just becoming too high for me to continue so I chose to change to roll ups. I have tried several brands of rolling tobacco and every time I always return to Amber Leaf. It is available in 10g, 12.5g, 25g and 50g. I find that the taste while smoking and the aftertaste are pleasant and easy on my throat. Other brands of rolling tobacco I found irritated my throat and left me with a sore throat after a few days.
The quality is extremely high in Amber Leaf I have found, and I have also found that while I smoke Amber Leaf I actually smoke less. A 12.5g pack which I usually buy lasts me at least three days sometimes up to five days.
It is also usually in stock just about everywhere that I buy my tobacco. Everything about Amber Leaf suits my needs as smoker and I never intend to be switching brands again.
I do plan on trying to quit smoking again, hopefully this time will be more successful, just waiting for a little less stress in my life. Again I must emphasise that people who don't smoke should never take it up.
Being a student I could never afford to smoke normal cigarettes so a few years ago I took up rolling tobacco. I've tried them all from drum, to golden virginia to amber leaf which has to be my favourite. It's currently around £3.63
for a small packet of amber leaf which easily lasts me three days, I usually smoke around 8 cigarettes a day. I find this tobacco to be of a nice texture, others I've used have been either too moist or too dry, however, I find amber leaf to be just right in the middle. It's also not as harsh on your throat like some others can be. I always find amber leaf to have quite a 'fruity' taste compared to others which have more of a taste which leaves a feeling of dryness in your mouth.
I use a rolling machine to roll this tobacco and my cigarettes roll perfectly 9/10. The only time it doesn't is when it's clumped together where I haven't separated it enough, so just make sure you separate it enough and also make sure that it doesn't dry out because it can become quite harsh!
If you're switching from cigarettes to rolling tobacco I'd definitely give amber leaf a shot, I genuinely could not go back to normal cigarettes now as they burn my throat.
AMBER LEAF TOBACCO
Before I write this review, I would like to state that I hope im not encouraging anybody who reads this to smoke, It is a disgusting habit, which I have tried unsuccessfully to give up 3 times without any luck, although I will be trying again in the new year
Amber leaf tobacco is available in 3 different sizes, these are 12.5g, 25g and 50g, It is available to buy in most newsagents, corner shops and supermarkets which sell tobacco products.
Amber leaf tobacco comes in a yellow pouch which on the front has a picture of leafs and white writing, stating the make of the product.
It also comes with a picture and a warning ( an example is - smoking when pregnant harms baby) it also has in large writing that smoking kills.
Each pouch is heat sealed to keep the tobacco fresh and moist, so that it does not dry out to quickly, Each pouch also comes with a pack of 50 rizzlas, You can now also purchase pouches that come with filters.
In my local shop a 12.5g pouch sells for £3.67, a 25g pouch sells for £7.57 and a 50g pouch sells for £14.79
As I have stated by writing this review I do hope i am not encouraging anyone to start smoking, as it is a bad habit and I myself find it disgusting.
But unfortently I do smoke and have to say that this is my preferred choice of tobacco as I find that it is mild and to strong tasting, I actually find it to have a slight sweet taste to it.
It is also cheaper than most tobacco brands and easy to roll and smoke, I find that from a 12.5g pouch I get approx 35-40 rolls and this lasts me between 2-3 days
Amber leaf is by far the best rolling tobacco available on the UK market today. The quality is great and so is the taste, i find the taste is very similar to Marlboro lights.
I mainly smoke cigarettes however i do smoke rolling tobacco to save some money, i always buy the 12.5g pouch which will make about 15-20 thick smokes from this and it will last about a day which is rather good for the price, and it features 50 free papers which are great as it saves buying them the only down side is the fact they they dint include filters in box. People also keep complaining about the packaging however i like the new packaging, it is more compact and where is it compressed it keeps the tobacco moist which keeps it fresher for longer.
The 50g pouch is great for the price as you get loads of tobacco at a lower price compared to Golden Virginia or other brands, i also find Amber Leaf to be a light smoke compared to Golden Virginia which i find to be too harsh if you like thick smokes.
With the free papers i don't use them as i find the filter does not grip to them so i use Rizla green papers which are great, especially if i use a rolling machine i get a perfect cigarette which looks factory made using the machine is also faster if you want a good even smoke with a tight filter and no air leakage.
Overall it is a great product and it is my second best tobacco product compared to Marlboro lights.
I was a cigarette smoker when I first started smoking when I was younger and Benson and Hedges was the brand I smoked. I actually quit when pregnant but have started again since and with the prices of Tobacco going up and with the cost of my children I have now switched to smoking the cheaper tobacco,and after trying many of the different brands available Amber Leaf is the one which I stuck with.
It has the best taste of all the tobacco on sale in my opinion not to strong and doesn't have a overpowering smell like some I have tried,if I have one bad thing to say it is that I did not like it when they changed the style of the 12.5 packets which is the one I smoke,and the packets got much smaller,the tobacco itself is the same weight but now much more compressed and cramped and it does not seem to last as long as it used to.
Even so I still stick with it because to me Amber Leaf has the best taste and I have noticed a lot of people smoking this brand and believe it is one which is getting more popular among smokers as it is the best on offer.
I was a bit hesitant about doing a review on Tobacco as smoking is not greatly popular these days. Also i have tried and failed to give up on a few occassions; im suppossed to be trying to give up again tommorrow! This is partly for health reasons and also due to the increased cost! Smoking in general is very expensive!
I have been smoking for quite a long time and generally smoke Tobacco most often. Basically because
i find it is alot cheaper than smoking cigarrettes! For example, for around a pack of 20 cigarrettes
it can cost about £6.00 + but for a 12.5g box of Amber leaf its around £3.50. I probably smoke about 20 roll ups per day and this small box will usually last me 3 days. I make very thin roll ups! Some people including my partner simply dont like Roll ups; i keep trying to tell my partner that he should smoke them rather than cigarrettes due to the cost! He is also suppossed to be giving up tommorrow! I have actually got the electronic cigarrete (which will be for another review).
Back to this Tobacco, as i have said it is medium strength and just right for me. I have had stronger Tobacco before and found i got more sore throats and coughed more with it; on the opposite way, i have also had weaker tobacco which basically is tastless.
I recently went to Florida and ran out of Amber leaf ( I was smoking this and Marlborough lights); i bought some Tobacco in USA which was very cheap, but it was not a nice taste; it was far too dry and far too strong; i was pleased to get back here and buy my Amber Leaf!
In each small box you also get 50 Rolling papers (saving you money on buying these separately).
Of course there are warnings on the box about how smoking can destroy your health and sometimes images too. I think this is the right thing to do so as to discourage people from taking it up.
You can also buy Amber Leaf in larger quantities which works out slightly cheaper.
Its difficult to recommend such a thing as Tobacco for obvious reasons! but if you are going to smoke, Amber Leaf is a good choice! 4 dooyoo stars from me.
I have been smoking Amber Leaf for a very long time. I used to smoke Golden Virginia but I found it too wet for my own liking and a bit too expensive. Amber Leaf is a smooth tobacco and is easy to roll with. The price in comparison to many other tobaccos is very reasonable and a 50g pouch can last quite a long time. I don't think that my husband and I will ever change our tobacco now. In terms of taste, quality and price, Amber Leaf is just a cut above the rest! I can't even smoke conventional cigarettes anymore as it just does not have the taste of my Amber Leaf. I roll my own and don't use a machine and in my opinion, having tried other tobaccos, Amber Leaf has been the easiest to use. If you are dissatisfied with the price of other products, then try it, you won't be disapointed.
Finest Virginia Hand Rolling Tobacco
Having tried to give up this bad habit many times, I am yet again attempting what seems like the impossible sometimes! In my endeavour to at least cut down (as well as save some money!), I have switched to Amber Leaf hand rolling tobacco which I was informed to be much more of a mild and smooth roll to others of its kind. It is also one of the cheaper hand rolling tobacco's around.
Amber Leaf is available in 12.5g, (half an ounce), 25g and 50g with the prices being approximately £3, £7 and £13 respectively (rounded to the nearest pound).
The packs are bright yellow with the smallest amount being sold in a box. All have pouches which keep the tobacco fresh though are not re-sealable more than a small sticker to close them back up. The boxes now have a tiny pouch inside them also.
The first thing I noticed was the sweet, fresh smell of the tobacco. Whilst this is not something many people would be interested in when purchasing tobacco, I found this to be quite an appealing smell (which is not actually a good thing when trying to quit!). Of course, the smell prior to smoking the tobacco is one thing, when actually smoking it, it smells the same as other self roll cigarettes.
The tobacco is very moist and as long as it is in the packet, it seems to stay moist for a little longer time than many other self-roll tobaccos I have purchased. The moistness of the tobacco also helps roll the cigarette!
If you are looking for a strong tobacco then Amber Leaf is possibly not for you as it is very mild compared to other ones such as Golden Virginia. This is reflected in the price, I believe. The taste, as well as being mild, is also very smooth and enjoyable (I know many non-smokers will not understand the term 'enjoyable' when talking about a cigarette, though smokers out there will understand!).
I am not sure whether Amber Leaf was the way to go in the attempt to quit smoking, as although it is milder than others (and a lot cheaper than tailor mades), it has a lovely, smooth taste to it and therefore I find myself actually enjoying it and smoking more! Perhaps going cold turkey is my next step! I will let you know how I get on!
This particular tobacco is a great one and the best rolling tobacco on the market in my humble opinion, it is readily available in packets of ten, twelve and a half, twenty five and fifty grammes or you can buy a sleeve usually from the bigger super markets. It is not as damp as some of the others on the market which gives it a much blander taste but this is what I personally prefer as I do not like the taste of most others which have a more obvious rolling tobacco taste about them, All of the different sized packets provide you with a pack of fifty rolling papers and I do also like to add a filter tip to my roll up cigarettes as it makes them taste a lot cleaner and a lot better, i terms of buying this instead of regular cigarettes I believe this is much more value for money as it will last you a lot longer and I now much prefer this to any regular pre rolled cigarette. The prices range from around two pounds fifty to around ten pounds for the larger packets. I average around thirty cigarettes from a 12 and half gramme packet and buy filters separate at around eighty pence.
Initially, after having spent a significant amount of time smoking Golden Virginia, I wasn't too partial to Amber leaf. At the time, finances weren't fantastic and it was the obvious choice as a stop gap until things were better. Now things are better and we're still smoking Amber Leaf. I tried smoking Golden Virginia again but it seemed too harsh after the lighter fragrance you get from Amber leaf.
I love the fact that unlike Golden virginia, it isn't incredibly moist upon opening and I don't need to sit it on the radiator before I can use it. Light in colour and particularly amber in tone, its name is appropriate for the product.
I also like that with each little box/pouch there is a packet of cigarette papers, very thoughtful indeed. The snippets of random information and/or jokes are a quirky addition to to papers which is unusual. Thanks to Amber Leaf, I now know why mad hatters are appropriately named as such.
The down side for me is that if I'm only buying a little box, sometimes they come in a foil parcel that once opened is difficult to maintain freshness. I believe they have recently rolled out a miniature tobacco pouch for the smaller weights.
From time to time I try to cut down my tobacco habit, and in doing so most times I return to the good old roll up. I much prefer tailor made cigarettes, but with the ever-rising prices it definitely makes sense to switch every so often to save a wad of cash. I've tried so many times to stop with no real success, so I guess I've pretty much resigned myself to failing so now I don't try any more.
Amber Leaf is a Virginia tobacco blended by Richard Lloyd and sons, and it retails at around £3.12 per 12.5g packet. The packet of tobacco comes in a yellow box which is the exact same as a packet used for twenty tailor made cigarettes, so you have somewhere to store the roll ups you make from the contents. In the yellow box there is also and added bonus of a packet of cigarette papers of the Scruples brand, which consists of 50 papers, easily enough for the 12.5g packet of tobacco.
As tobaccos' go Amber Leaf is quite mild, and in comes in a small highly compressed sachet type pouch, meaning that there is a fair bit of tweezing required before you start rolling your cigarettes. The standard 12.5 block of old still crops up now and then which is easier, but generally it is the new compressed packaging which contains the tobacco.
Rolling cigarettes is a bit of an art form of which I am certainly no member, I have to use a rolling machine to get a decent cigarette, I also use tips to kind of replicate a tailor made. Like most rolling tobaccos if you do not take a drag for some time the Amber Leaf will go out and you will have to light your fag again. I like the smell of this tobacco before I start rolling I have a good old whiff of the leafy moist mix. I know that I should probably make further efforts to stop, but this is a pleasant baccie which I do enjoy smoking for it's flavoursome rich smell and taste, which is probably more than I can honestly say for tailor mades.
== Summary ==
At almost half the price of a packet of twenty cigarettes it is looking increasingly likely that should I intend to keep smoking this is going to be what I smoke from now on. There will be no complaints from me though I like this tobacco better than Golden Virginia which was always the one I chose before. It tastes smooth and flavoursome and gives me a good smoke so its a winner in my book.
What the hell!!! why has Amber leaf Changed from the nice square block to some sort of flat biscuit, i bloody hate it!! and for some reason i use it up much much quicker now, bring back the block will ya!!!
Is Japan Tobaccos International seriously going to keep making these stupid wee plastic pouches???Whoever thought of that idea should be launched over the great wall of china!....Twice!Bring back the square packaging or i'm changing to something else....bloody annoys me when i open a box n see that stupid daft genetically modified compressed pouch of dry tobaccoHave they not heard of the quote "if it aint broke".I used to enjoy amber leaf after changing from golden virginia due to its harshness & smell but im seriously considering cutters choice or something now....