Astley’s No. 99 Royal Tudor is a blend of Latakia, Turkish, Orientals and Virginias that delivers a fine balance between the deep and smoky tobaccos and the spiciness of the sun-cured tobaccos. When you light this dark tobacco, a touch of sweetness is pronounced from the Virginias that keep the Astley’s blend from becoming too heavy and nicely rounds out the flavor that develops into a full English blend of elegance. Astley’s No. 99 Royal Tudor pipe tobacco is not at all overwhelming, and is great for the all-day smoke or to have on special occasions.