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

Manufactured ByWolfway Tobacco
Blend TypeOriental
FlavoringFloral Essences, Other / Misc
Packaging100 grams pouch
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Full
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Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (150)
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.

3 people found this review helpful.

Nikolaos Sarris Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nikolaos Sarris (2)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Full Very Pleasant

we talk for a unique smoke , a natural aroma . This smoke is spicy mix with flowers, at the begging you have an aroma of roses with a light taste of cinnamon , it tickles the neck from the begging.Υou need to be a good chef to understand the aroma and the taste of allspice .It is wonderfull if you want it for blending to mix with other smokes , but to smoke it alone is 50/50.

Pipe Used: corn cob

Age When Smoked: new

Purchased From: greektobaccostore

Similar Blends: there is no similar smoke Basma is a category alone..

2 people found this review helpful.

Lyketeos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Lyketeos (2)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Tobacco forces your tongue to poetry. How else can one express his encounter with the philosophical indulgence that tobacco smoking is or should be? There's no real quantitive scientific method to approach such experiences and though we strive to find a common way to communicate about tobacco smoking, this alas remains elusive and thus in the realm of poetry...

And so is the Wolfway Epos Blue. Firstly, it' s straight, nothing else but natural greek Basma tobacco, so not as complex or "adventurous" as a mixture would be, but still... It's pouch aroma is delightfully mild and refreshing, reminiscent of distant soil and grass wetted by a sharp summer rain. Gently bittersweet and fullfilling. Goldenbrown ribboned, it needs some drying when initially unsealed. Packs well, lights easily and burns consisestently cool, no real fuss there. It tastes somewhat dry, sinewy, with a gentle bittersweet manner and a hint of currants and honey, always pleasantly sour, always well-behaved. Sometimes, when reaching down to a third of the bowl might spice up a bit, feel a bit peppery, yet not allways and not with the same intensity. I found out that blending - specially with VAs - really suits it well, as it will make anything more fragrant. The only downside is perhaps the room note, as many find it pungent, though never the smoker himself: he thinks everything smells roses for he has just smoked a piece of rugged heaven...

This is a thoroughbred: full of virtue and idiosyncrasy, gentle in its character, steadfast in its behaviour, humble yet proud... Singular! There's a code of honour to it... Oh you simply MUST smoke it!

Pipe Used: Briar

Age When Smoked: fresh / jar stored for about a month

Purchased From: and Wolfway tobaccos Greece

Similar Blends: none other really. Simply unique. Closest relatives the Orientals. The Presbyterian Mixture by Planta must have Basma in it no doubt..

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