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Moroccan Bazaar - a homage to Morocco. Who has ever visited a Oriental spice market won't forget the diversity of scents and colors from 1001 nights. Various Virginias as ribbon cut and ready rubbed flakes, as well as a hint of black cavendish are on one side flavored with the spicy flavors of pepper, cinnamon, anise, incense, clove blossoms, coriander and on the other side with the sweet notes of the Orient, such as ginger, jasmine, honey and figs. The outcome is a medium strength, pleasantly sweet and characterful blend. Flowery, aromatic, full-bodied and exotic.

Notes: Flavorings: Pepper, Cinnamon, Anise, Incense, Clove Blossoms, Coriander, Ginger, Jasmine, Honey, Figs.

Released at Lohmar Pipe Show 2018.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringAnisette, Cinnamon, Floral Essences, Fruit / Citrus, Honey, Spices
CutMixture
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Medium to Strong
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2575)
★★★★
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

The tangy dark fruity, earthy, tart citrusy, grassy Virginias are the base of the blend, and are the lead components. The buttery sweet, mildly floral and spicy, woody, herbal, earthy, slightly sour Orientals play just below the level of the Virginias, but at times rises up to compete and occasionally, surpasses the Virginias. Sweetened or unsweetened, I only detect the sugary black cavendish here and there. The pepper is one of the more obvious toppings. The very floral clove has an important say in the proceedings as, to a little lesser degree, the incense, ginger, honey, and coriander. The figs, anise, and jasmine are the least noticeable toppings, but in a wide bowl, they reveal themselves a tad more. The tobaccos are sublimated by the toppings to a medium extent. It takes a little time to figure them all out, too, as they meld well with each other and the tobaccos.The strength is a couple of steps past the medium mark, and the taste level is a slot past that level. The nic-hit is medium. Won’t bite, but the spice may slightly tingle the tongue of a fast puffer. Sports a few rough edges.

Burns cool, clean, and a little slow as the tobacco retains some moisture, and there’s broken flake in the mix. You may want to give it a light dry time, but you may risk losing some toppings if you do. I did not dry it. Has a lightly inconsistent, highly charged sweet, rather spicy, flowery, lightly smooth taste from start to finish. Leaves just a little moisture in the bowl, but no goop or sludge. Requires some relights if not dried a mite. Has a very pleasantly lingering after taste and room note. Not an all day smoke. Reminds me of a seasonal type of mixture with an entrancing variety of flavors that work exceptionally well together.

-JimInks

9 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (318)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Smooth, smooth, smooth! Again I got struck by surprise... an aromatic blend that would really appeal to me? I was sceptic, once again! But after the Darkwood Scenery blend was such a pleasant surprise for me, I found the courage to fill a clay full of the Moroccan Bazaar this morning.

The tin-note is heavenly! Highly aromatic, yet most natural. I don't get all of the promised flavors, but what I get is delicious! In forefront a delicate scent of figs, dipped into (forest) honey and seasoned with a whiff of cinnamon. In the background there's a slight foral quality, which I like!

Mostly broken Virginia flake scraps, with very little Black Cavendish thrown into the mix... and the decision to go for a Virginia was a genius idea I suppose! The piquant-sweet, refreshening aroma of the Virginias (of which I assume are bright and red in it) pairs so damn well with flavorings, and makes this blend for me!

A warm, dark sweetness, like that of molasses, or forest-honey dominates the smoke, which is closely followed by rich fig aroma and topped with a whiff of cinammon. The floral quality from the tin-note is more of a backrow player now. A steady harmonious interplay of a smooth sweetness and some mild, yet delicately piquant spice notes from the Virginias. Halfway through the bowl the coriander takes a step forward and is enhancing the smoke with its lightly sharp and peppery piquancy in the background - nice!

For me this is a tad better than the Darkwood Scenery! Whilst I gave the Darkwood 3,5 and rounded it up to 4, this one is a full-grown 4-star rating for me. Very pleasant, very smooth and very silky smoke. Albeit there are plenty of flavorings applied all of them behave very unobtrusive and melt with eachother, enhancing eachothers qualities!

Yup.. Hans Wiedemann makes some great aromatic blends, far from the danish-style, more in the alley of those english style aromatics, such as 3P's, University or Erinmore Flake, St. Bruno and alike.

|| Personal rating: 3-stars | Attempt of an 'obective rating' : 4-stars ||

Pipe Used: Clay, Cobs

4 people found this review helpful.

Big Train Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Big Train (111)
★★★☆
Medium Very Strong Medium Tolerable

Although I have never been in Moraccan bazaar I have met a few bizzare Moraccans . This is really something different , though very enjoyable . Upon opening the can one encounters something seldom , if ever seen . long brown flakes with an amazing aroma . Spices galore . The tobacco is a little dry in the can and might need a bit of hydrating . The relatively dry tobacco lights easily and burns fast causing a bit of tongue bite . The taste is really interesting . Basically a virginia mixture with a little noticeable black cavandish , the spices re-define the virginias in many interesting ways . I seemed to taste honey , figs ginger and some fragrant floral notes . Unable to really pick any one out as dominant I simply enjoyed the feeling of , well , being in a bazzaar . This might go really well with a drink like absenth or a strong Moroccan coffee . It would be nice to have a belly dancer present and some middle eastern music . All kidding aside , this is sort of a mood tobacco that might have transportave qualities . Simply a totally different experience when life gets a little boring .Not your every day tobacco but it will have it's moments .

2 people found this review helpful.

Captain Casual Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Captain Casual (20)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

Interesting.

That's the most apt word to describe this blend. It's interesting, through and through.

Cracking the tin, you're greeted with an immediate whiff of a sweet, unusual, yet irresistible scent. My first thought was gingerbread, a nearby colleague immediately picked out the anise. It's also one of those aromatics like Stanwell Melange, which you can smell from miles away, so everyone else in the room is greeted by the same scent.

The blend comes in a coarse mixture of loose cut and broken flake, ever-so-slightly on the moist side of things. Drying is optional, and probably not a good idea, considering that drying equals a loss of flavouring.

Packed into your pipe, it takes a light with no issues and burns pleasingly consistently, with few if any relights required.

Throughout the smoke, the sweet, slightly grassy notes of the Virginia base are ever-present, but never the main attraction. The Black Cavendish, if present, just blends into the overall sweetness. (Are we sure it's in there? I don't see any black pieces in the blend. Brown Cavendish, perhaps?)

Now, the star of the show. The toppings. Goodness me, those toppings. It's not easy to identify a specific one. They largely blend into what i would call an utterly unique, exotic, spicy sweetness. I think what stands out the most to me is the incense and figs, but like i said, it's difficult to define individual parts of this flavour. Probably the most complex aromatic out there.

You may want to take care not to smoke it too fast and hot. Slow sipping is the order of the day, lest you lose the aromatic flavour. If you do go a bit faster though, it won't punish you with tongue bite. A little roughness at most.

In the latter third or so of the bowl, you might notice the flavouring fading a little bit as the Virginia leaf steps into the foreground a little more.

It leaves you with a little dottle and a fair bit of moisture in the bowl.

Overall, i'm not sure if it accurately invokes a market street in Marrakesh, but it's certainly a blend i'd recommend trying, either way.

Pipe Used: Various Briars

Purchased From: Cigarworld.de

Similar Blends: If there's anything out there that's even roughly comparable to this, i shall devour my hat.

1 person found this review helpful.