Pipe-weed and real life tobacco blends (pipesmoker special).
Pipe-weed/tobacco has it's place in Tolkien world as it surely had it's very special place in Pofessors' heart. The game features a bunch of different kinds of pipe-weed. So, being a pipe-smoker myself, I thought "What could it taste like?". Based on names and description (with a pinch of imagination, of course) let us try to find some parallels between in-game pipeweed and real life tobaccos.
Sweet Lobelia, Sweet Galenas, Shire Sweet-Leaf. Well, if it's sweet - it's definitely a virginia blend.
Dragon's Breath. If it makes you breath fire, it has to be spicy. Perique-heavy it is then.
Southfarthing weeds: Southern Star, Longbottom Leaf, Eagle's Nest. If it's south - it has to be an oriental, right?
Muddy Foot. Tooltip says it has earthy flavor. Which means burley, a lot of burley.
There are some blends through mcclellan that are pretty good- in fact they have a few "Frogmorton" blends.
My personal favorites are the "hunter" blends. The Labrador and Retriever blends are a bit sweet and also earthy- maybe shire sweet leaf (viginia, cavendish, sometimes cocoa in there too). Some blends are flavored, or claim to be, with whiskey or bourbon mix those with perique heavies for wizards or dragon fire.
I wish there was more in game variety to the pipes myself. The emote always shows the same one. No billards, no meershaum, and none of the carvings that make some pipes almost like artwork. Petersons and Nordings are currently my favorite pipes. I usually pick up a new one every two years or so. Sometimes a bit longer, especially lately.
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