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Notes: 100% hand handled Greek tobacco without any use of improvers.

Manufactured ByWolfway Tobacco
Blend TypeOriental
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionNo longer in production
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Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (139)
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

Broad ribbon cut, light brown in colour. Springy with good moisture level. Upon opening, the pouch aroma is all natural but quite intense. It is earthy, reminiscent of limey soil, with a spicy note of curry and cumin and a slight grassy note. It lights easily and stays lit, needing only an occasional tampering. It gives an abundant naturally aromatic smoke of high intensity. Aromas are mostly pungently spicy, curry-like with notes of cumin. Very different from most tobaccos I've tried and this is only natural as there aren't many varietal basmas out there.... It reminds me of old greek cigarettes (which I used to hate), its aroma profile seems to be an acquired taste but this is high quality stuff and I am not so sure about the quality of the cigarettes of bygone days. On the palate it is a dry but flavorful smoke with a hint of bitterness and as it progresses down the bowl it gets peppery - white pepper. Not much sweetness here. Strength is mild with not much nicotine and I also find some pleasure in inhaling an occasional puff of this natural-tasting tobacco. No bite at all. It behaves very well, burns easily (and rather quick) and completely dry and right to the end leaving a fluffy grey ash. Room note is cigaretty but more tolerable. I smoked a few bowls by itself and I got to like this natural-tasting tobacco, even if at first I found it a little tart, but where this tobacco shines is at blends - used as a generous condiment to sweet virginia flakes it gives a wonderful spiciness to the whole. This is highly recommended to smokers of non-aromatic, seekers of rare varieties and suggested use is for blending.

Pipe Used: Corn cobs

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Greece

7 people found this review helpful.

Cap'n Lev Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cap'n Lev (8)
Mild None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

When I asked about the Basma tobacco from the salesman,I was explained that in the old days was often used in blends for adding spiciness and taste, when the additive and chemical aromas where not is use still. A pleasant oriental tobacco, that seems rare to find in other countries. I appreciate the old school character of it. Seems a good component for experimenting and adding it in non aromatic blends of a high quality. I would say that it needs some better package design though.

Pipe Used: briar, meerschaum , corn cob

Age When Smoked: fresh

Similar Blends: Izmir Epos.

2 people found this review helpful.