The Alsbo Black is a Mild, ready rubbed, Pipe tobacco blend characterised by the Black Cavendish base leaves, which are complemented with a careful addition of Virginia. The blend has then been top dressed with an exquisite creamy Vanilla with hints of nutty beans and flavours of warm spices in the background. Overall the Alsbo blends are noted for their great value and the surprising lack of tongue bite and harshness. Ready Rubbed Pipe Tobacco: The Alsbo Vanilla Pipe Tobacco is a ready rubbed tobacco blend. Ready rubbed tobacco is made up of loose strands and is ready for immediate use in the pipe with no preparation for added convenience and enjoyment.