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A mixture of hand-picked, first-class Basma leaf from Izmir (Smyrna under the Greek flag), mildly flowery with the finest, aromatic spice.

Notes: This is one specific varietal, called "Basma", grown in Izmir (Turkey). The city was formerly known as "Smyrna" when the Greek ruled the region, that's why people keep referring to it as both "Smyrna" and "Basma", yet it is the same varietal!

BrandTorben Dansk
Blended ByDan Tobacco
Blend TypeOriental
Packaging50 grams tin, 250 grams bag
ProductionCurrently available
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Very Mild, Mild, Mild to Medium
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Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (161)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

I cannot imagine for what reason would someone aromatize a supposedly naturally aromatic tobacco with, of all things, coconut! Out of the tin this tobacco smells like a Coppertone tanning lotion... The bad thing is it translates to the smoke. Actually it's not horrid, but it's not what I expect from an Oriental blending tobacco...

It comes almost shag cut and lights and smokes well, if a little quick but that is expected. Straight it is an ok tobacco with the coconut aroma being prominent at first while the Oriental tanginess grows as you smoke down the bowl. As a blender it shows the same behaviour. When the coconut aroma dissipates it's ok, not great. I am going to leave it in the jar for a while hoping the casing goes away.

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crazy owl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
crazy owl (72)
Very Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Mostly,I think Black Sea varietals,not my favourite ones.It has a kind of floral scent,reminding Camel cigarretes.With a stout portion of Perique makes a smokeable exotic blend.Why aren´t sold noble varieties,Xanthi,Kavalla,Agonya or Yayladag,this last the turkish brother of syrian Latakia?

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: local tobacconist

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L'Italiano Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
L'Italiano (172)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

Pure oriental tobacco. You can use only for blending. Mild, but tasteless with a final slightly bitter tinge. Not a great tobacco. Surely there is something better available on the market. My rating (from 0 to 10) is 4 and only a star.

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