Regular Blend departs from the usual American
aromatic by adding chocolate to the vanilla topping. The additions bring out
the cocoa of the light Burleys and the honey-like Virginias. Also, Virginias
are used to make the Cavendishes, so that mellows the flavor of the Cavendishes
a bit. The body shows as a mild while the room note ranks as enjoyable.
Chocolate and vanilla are back notes
throughout the smoke while the natural flavors evolve throughout the bowl. Off
the light, a citrus-Virginia dominates the first quarter of the bowl, and the
chocolate smooths the edges on the citrus. About mid-bowl, honey from the
Virginias appears with the vanilla while the cocoa from the Burleys moves
forward from the chocolate topping. By the end of the bowl, it’s cocoa from the
Burleys. Body-wise, 7 Seas Regular makes a pleasant all-day smoke while the
room note shouldn’t offend anyone.