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That is tobacco for regular cigarettes, but... exceptionally. One of the best oriental tobacco, that can be used also as seasoning.

Note: Turkish Export now comes in 2 cuts. A fine shag for RYO, and a fine ribbon for pipe.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsOriental/Turkish
FlavoringNone
CutShag
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (152)
★★★★
Mild Mild Mild Pleasant

This is made for both cigarretes and pipes. I dint detect any Virginia in it, seems to me a mixture os Samsum and Smirna tobacco, pure Turkish. It have the Richness of pure Orientals. A Good choice for the Begginers in pipe smoking and for People that Likes Turkish Tobacco. Is also a good Tobacco for use as a component of personal and special mixtures, since practically it is "neutral". Their Cut, Shag, turns ii easy to pack and light.Despite, it is not slow burning, burns hot.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (101)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I have a few ounces of this I am working through. This is an interesting smoke. I was smoking the pipe thin ribbon version, and it stayed lit well and burned cool. I found a few interesting qualities in this blend. It tickles the nose early in the bowl and gives an occasional tingle to the tongue late in the bowl. It leaves a very pleasant sweetish aftertaste in the mouth when you put the pipe down.

In terms of flavor, it is thin but a pleasant mix of sweet and spicy. There is no topping that I can detect. This is a mild smoke and has a decent tobacco flavor with a little something extra to provide interest.

Pipe Used: various briars

Age When Smoked: fresh from the baggie

Purchased From: acquired in trade with a friend

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (77)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Among the most versatile blends available, and the best of the PS dual-purpose tobaccos, Turkish is smooth and sweet with a natural backdrop of salted nuts. This blend is full of natural sugars yet carries just enough oriental salt/pepper to keep it interesting.

Performs excellently in the pipe or as RYO, burning just fast enough for a RYO but just slow enough for a pipe. Turkish also serves as a good mixer for home blenders. Smokes cool for its burn rate, with no bite.

This is a delicious, unadulterated tobacco for all-day smokers and one of my go- to cob tobaccos for occasions that don't call for a more complex, sitting-in-an- armchair blend: mid-day smoking,working outside, driving,etc

I am very impressed with this tobacco.

A few notes of disagreement with the blender's description above: this is different than the PS RYO pouches of 'Turkish'. Cut is similar, but the tobacco comes more moist in bulk. Also, the cut is better described as ribbon than shag, especially compared to an RYO smokers definition of "shag". To say that this "is tobacco for regular cigarettes" is, in my opinion, a disservice. While this tobacco will roll excellent cigarettes, it really comes alive in a pipe, and particulary in a cob. Smokes very dry, burning down to ash and leaving absolutely no residue. Strong in the vitamin, lightweights beware.

Highly recommended for: - cigarette smokers looking to transition to the pipe - pipe smokers who enjoy straightforward orientals - anyone looking for a natural, unadulterated pipe tobacco

I will be buying significant quantities of this tobacco before it's taxed out of existence.

Edit: update Sept '12. This has rapidly become my all day tobacco. I reserve evenings for blends of complexity. But for smoking throughout the day, this blend delivers wonderful, sweet, natural tobacco flavor at a price that can't be beat. Burn rate is perfect for smoking on the fly. Enjoying this mostly in cobs, which seem a great match.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (195)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Very Mild Tolerable

an outstanding natural turkish tobacco, sweet, spicy and naturally aromatic, mild with full flavor and with no bite, graet pipe tobacco, VERY cost effective, a must try any kind of pipe smoker.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

"JY" Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
"JY" (8)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

Reviewing as RYO/MYO cigarette tobacco. Monotone sweetness balanced by mild tobacco and very mild earthy flavors. The good type of earthy flavors like some hay, a little fresh raw white mushrooms, and very occasional Italian seasoning. Have to concentrate to find the flavors, if not, still great smoke regardless. No topping/casing flavor detected, "natural" offering. Decent body. Mild nicotine, is a nice feature. Burns cool, another big plus. High praise for what this tobacco doesn't do more than what is does; it will not make your head spin, no assertive flavor to pan, no odd oriental funkyness, and no aftertaste issues. A favorite for mass consumption and daily smoke. Great blender. Very forgiving. Good value. This one surprised me, outstanding understated tobacco in my opion.

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Erik PDX Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Erik PDX (1)
★★★★
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I have been purchasing this blend (first in shag, now in ribbon) in bulk since '96. It was touted by a local tobacconist as a perfect newcomer blend; and it was. So perfect in fact, that I've not been without it since.

So, I am a hybrid smoker. My bad, I know. If you're a pipe purist, you'll likely want me shot by the end of this read... Cigarettes from 7am to 5pm while at work, and then a pipe stuck in my maw from 6pm till midnight and all weekend long.

So here we go--

This is my favorite tobacco period. I'll tell you why!

The "Bulk Pipe Tobacco" version is cheap for such quality leaf. About $25 U.S. per pound.

It makes an amazingly mellow cigarette. More on that later.

By itself in a pipe it's not bad at all. Yes, it's a bit mono, but with some fruity and floral notes peeking out of fairly rich smoke and that mild, pleasant turkish\VA flavor. The room note is a bit cigarettish, but dissipates quickly.

It likes to pop up and pepper the nose early on, I love that sting. Over the course of the bowl, that pepper seems to travel from your nose to your palate. Burns on the fast side, but cool, barely even heats up my thin walled Stanwell Featherweight. It does like to go out now and then. A moderate pack at the bottom and tight at the top will alleviate this somewhat.

It wont bite you unless you're trying to suck a golf ball through a garden hose.

Tudval said you can inhale this. In a cig, sure. But I can't do it in a briar without choking.

Blending. This is a great blender and even better salvager.

If you have any tins of tobacco you bought, but just can't quite handle their strength or bite, toss a bit of this ribbon in. It will dull out the sharpest edge or lighten the heaviest hammer without drastically altering the original flavor profile.

Have an aromatic that's cased to death or overly sweet and gooey? Dry some of this to near brittle, add some to the jar or tin and re-seal. Gently roll blend the two together then wait a few days. Waste not want not!

My home blend consists of 3 different VAs, Turkish Export, a bit of fire cured Kentucky or Latakia (I tried both once, it tasted weird) and a touch of C&D Perique. I moisten it all with partially de-alcoholed Bushmills Irish whiskey, a few drops of vinegar and a bit of lemon blossom honey. Then clamp press the heck out of it for a month.

I have no idea what to call it, maybe "Erik's Ugly Mild English Cake".

But wait. There's more!

Blended Cigarette's.

I often crave the taste of pipe during the day. But a good pipe cannot be had on a 10min smoke break now can it? What to do, what to do...

I've found that mixing 25-50% of any number of my favorite pipe ribbons makes a fantastic pipe flavored cig with a manageable Vitamin N content.

Thank's for your time!

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NikolasZenHagakure Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
NikolasZenHagakure (7)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Good Oriental, mild and elegant, rich amount of Samsun leaf. Good for blending but also very nice stand alone (Nikolas/Greece)

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blkhand Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
blkhand (1)
★★★★
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

I was wondering if the "pipe" tobacco was the same as the rolloing tobacco on the Turkish?

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CJBas Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CJBas (26)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

PS now calls this "Turkish Pipe Tobacco". It's the same thing as the first reviewer spoke of. A shag cut, best for RYO but can be smoked in a pipe as well. It's probably what some would call a 'faux' pipe tobacco; really an RYO but called pipe tobacco to avoid the exhorbitant tax on cigarettes tobacco.

They also have their Danish, Norwegian, and Amsterdam blends similarly labeled. Hopefully they will do the same with their English Export. These are as good as RYO tobaccos are going to get and priced to be in the same range as much inferior tobaccos like Red Cap, 4 Aces, and others.

For RYO tobaccos, PS's blends cannot be beaten at any price.

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Tudval Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tudval (18)
★★★☆
Mild None Detected Medium Tolerable

This tobacco is quite pleasant to smoke in a pipe, even though the cut is quite fine. Mild oriental and sweet virginia. One of the best RYO tobaccos. For the former cigarette smokers, it has the advantage that it can be inhaled. There is no tongue bite (which was the reason I never took to pipe smoking full time). I also use it to sprinkle a bit on top of coarse pipe tobacco to make it easier to light, and sometimes blend it with other, stronger tobaccos to tone them down. Cons: RYO tobacco is taxed heavily, so it's somewhat expensive. For pipe smoking you can achieve similar results with the PS Balkan Supreme.

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