I don't notice a tickle, it might be the larger amount of nicotine exciting your throat or something. To lessen the "tickle" mix tangiers noir with other weaker tobaccos like starbuzz. Then slowly over the next couple weeks or more put slight bit more tangiers in with your starbuzz and keep doing so till your smoking it straight. You need to understand that starbuzz is 0.05% Nicotine while tangiers I heard is closer to 0.5 or 0.6%. Notice the missing zero before the 5 and 6? That wasn't a typo, tangiers is literally over 10x stronger. Enjoy.