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The Balkans, a place which recent history has not been kind to, offers majestic landscapes, rich culture and a long tradition of tobacco growing. The famous Oriental Jebel tobaccos come from the Balkans and are usually blended with Latakia, just like “Balkan Passion“. The result is a dry, smoky blend with a good measure of fine oriental layers from Turkey and Greece. Latakia from Cyprus, sweet and spicy Virginia, and a fine touch of Louisiana Perique further enhance the distinct character of “Balkan Passion“. …strong-flavored, smoky, dry.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeBalkan
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging100 gr tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Medium
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (513)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Upon opening the 100gm tin of Balkan Passion, I was greeted with a beautiful looking tobacco that appears like Dunhill Standard Mixture Medium. I do not detect any casing in the tin scent, just a wonderful smokey tobacco smell. This is one of those tobaccos that produces a large volume of smoke. It packs very easily after ten minutes of dry time and burns cleanly. The complex flavors easily will keep lovers of English blends engaged. I have no idea how other reviewers find this to be a medium cased tobacco. If there is any casing at all, it is extremely mild. Balkan Passion is a medium-full English mixture of very high quality. I smoked the first 50gms in about three days! Hu-Tobacco is producing some amazing blends and Balkan Passion is yet another one to add to the Highly Recommended list!

3 people found this review helpful.

Cypressandstar Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cypressandstar (14)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium Medium to Full Tolerable

I have tried many blends balk and I have never tried one like that.I can only agree with those who have reviewed before me: it is a personal interpretation, as are the Gawith Hoggart or the Balkan 4noggins . The first thing I liked, after the originality,was the balance: I think that this blender is very gifted. BP is creamy, thick and round with flavors of toasted hazelnut and gingerbread. smoking it is nirvana buy it again and again...

2 people found this review helpful.

Käpt`n Cook Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Käpt`n Cook (15)
★★★★
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable

When I smoked the Balkan Passion the first time I was a little bit irritated.I thought it must be a fullbodied blend with a lot of Latakia. But the mean role of this blend plays the orient tobacco.The latakia is only in the background but always present The taste reminds a little bit of the Rattray`s `Red Repparee. But the taste of Balkan Passion is a bit more characterfully and the taste of the latakia is stronger. The Balkan Passion is a complex mixture for latakia and orient lovers. A very personally interpretation of a Balkan Blend.

I like it very much - highly recommended

2 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (550)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The latakia is sweet, woodsy, smokey and doesn’t overwhelm the other components. The Virginia is sweet and slightly tangy. The Louisiana perique is peppery as are the Orientals, which add a little spice and wood, too. Mildly sweet with some tartness and a few dry notes, I do detect an extremely mild topping that I can’t identify, but it doesn’t detract from the natural flavors of the ingredients in any way. Well balanced in its complexity, you taste nearly all the varieties of the tobaccos in every puff. Burns well with no dottle. It has enough strength to satisfy, and is smooth and creamy enough to repeat during your smoking day.

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Deleted Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Deleted Account (485)
★☆☆☆
Very Mild Very Mild Very Mild Overwhelming

The Balkans, an area which was not spoiled in recent history, offers beautiful landscapes, rich cultures and a long tradition in the cultivation of tobacco. The famous Orient Djebel tobaccos come from the Balkan countries and is traditionally mixed in conjunction with Latakia, as well as the "Balkan Passion". The result is a rather bitter smoky blend with a neat addition best Orient layers of Turkey and Greece. Besides giving cyprischer Latakia, süßwürziger Virginia and a hint Louisiana Perique the "Balkan Passion" its distinctive character ... ... Strong, smoky and tart.

Pipe Used: clay

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