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An expertly blended mix of sun-cured Turkish Samsun and bright Virginia leaf, Peter Stokkebye's Turkish pipe tobacco is naturally sweet on the palate and subtly fragrant in room note.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blended ByPeter Stokkebye
Manufactured ByScandinavian Tobacco Group
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium
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Jorge Soler Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jorge Soler (114)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

I only decided to buy 2 oz of this tobacco to explore the oriental leaf in it (Samsun) without any distractions from other tobaccos, namely, latakia, which is present in many Balkan mixtures and blends. Some times I like doing that just to explore what different tobaccos can bring into a blend, what is gained and what might be missing, etc. In true honesty, I was expecting more sour and zesty notes from it, but then, surely you cannot reach for the moon when the whole point is to explore a particular component as stated above. As for the virginia leaf, just to say it only offers support and that it is not overly sweet. As a mixture I don't think it is worth wasting one's time smoking this tobacco, but I see both aging and blending potential here, so based on that I think it is only fair to give it a rating of 2 stars.

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Ehrling Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ehrling (88)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

2-stars only and that’s as a blender. ( I do not recommend this as a stand-alone smoke. ) This should never be confused with Turkish Export #84 (Stokkebye)—they smoke quite differently. Though the Turkish varietal used is the same in both blends, the Virginias and their smoking qualities couldn’t be more different. In Turkish Blend (TB) the Virginia smokes more like a Burley—there’s very little sweetness and true flavor of a Virginia, but there is some sourness and bitterness and a bit of a crude, sharp edge. It’s also a little dark and earthy for a quality Virginia. I can definitely taste (a little butter) and smell the Turkish (a little musty), but Samsun is simply not my favorite Turkish varietal (unless it is a Samsun of sufficient quality). The 2nd half of the bowl is better than the 1st half and the Turkish element is more apparent in that latter half.

As a blender mixed 1/4 to 1/2 part TB (no more than that) to one full part Virginia (Stokkebye) makes for a pretty fair improvement--the higher the proportion of Virginia to Turkish the better. Nevertheless, there are much better Turkish blender alternatives on the market including Stokkebye's own Turkish Export #84..

Pipe Used: Alpha Rhodesian Blast & some foams

Age When Smoked: Bulk

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