Moisture content makes it ready to smoke from the pouch (inside the cardboard box the tobacco's contained in a yellow pouch).
I have tried many tins of tobacco, and this one will stay in the rotation.
I buy CH occasionally for a nice car-smoke.12 ounces is 23 to 25, that's the cheapest I've seen a tub and it is a great value.The tobacconist would have to write a check to the state for 16,000 after buying 10,000 worth of tobacco.Still like PA better but this is good too.The clerk at the tobacco shop said Carter Hall was the second most popular buy there, second to Prince Albert which they were out.For example, I tea leaf reading gift set am a college student and am currently enrolled in an online class.I love GL Pease blends, Petersons, and Orlik Dark Kentucky Flake (a much stronger version of what CH aspires to be).Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Emeritus Account (28406) Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Mild Pleasant to Tolerable update: Ah, the memories, this stuff is what started the codger burley revolution for.Over the decades of my pipe smoking, I have found Cater Hall to be the best tobacco for putting a cake on a new pipe.Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note Canicus (9) Mild Very Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable Of the drugstore burly blends, this was a real surprise!

I've been venturing into the world of VA VA/mixed flakes.
There was NO bite at all.
With that said, Carter Hall provided a smoking experience more akin to one produced by smoking cigarettes than a satisfying pipe smoking experience.
Not that I mind fussing; it's the fiddliness of the hobby that I enjoy so much.I really can't add anything more positive than what has already been said below, except that I wholeheartedly concur.It is also great for working the ghosts of other blends out of your pipes.It burns and smokes just like PA, but there is a flavor in there that reminds me of beer, makes me want a sam adams.I now understand what is meant by a "smooth" smoke.

I found the cut to be fairly inconsistant, as well as poor grade tobacco seemed to be used as filler(large chunks and sticks).