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Pipe-Dreams Soraya is a magic leaf, blended with [three different varietals of] finest Oriental tobaccos, which are then blended with a mellow sweet Virginia (ready rubbed) and one chocolaty burley. As the "salt in the soup" a hint of perique and black cavendish are thrown in the pot of magic.

This mixture presents itself as a medium strength tobacco, with a broad spectrum of nuances that keep on changing, yet melt into one uniform flavor profile. Spicy, ethereal, fresh and at the same time sweet with chocolaty and peppery notes in the back.

A blend that can be enjoyed without concentrating on it, but can also be explored into the finest nuances. A blend that underscores the sensuality of Oriental tobaccos.

Notes: Blended by Hans Wiedemann (HU-Tobacco) for the Pipe-Dreams.de forums. Tin art was made by German pipe maker Christian Heweling (Heweling Pipes).

Released: 10/2018.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutMixture
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Tolerable

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DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (313)
★★★★
Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

I was lucky enough to have received a sample of this beforehand and I instantly loved it... now that it's available, I ran through my first 50g tin within notime!

The tin note is lovely.. the Orient really shines with its exotic, essential-oily spice and is perfectly accompanied by a smooth and creamy chocolate note that orginates from the burley. The Virginias and Cavendish add a tad of creamy sweetness to round things off and to bring balance to the force ;-) It really reminds me of autum and especially christmas... with christmas delishs (gingerbread/lebkuchen and other spiced biscuits and pastry), a warm tea, a comfy seat and a worthwile book!

In the pipe the Orientals showcases their pleasingly complex qualities, such as an essential-oiliness, exotic-dry spiciness, even some wood, and buttery, almost nutty notes, hints of sharpness..... the Orientals are really rich and versatile in flavors, which I love. Albeit its rich Oriental presence, this blend comes along quite creamy. I suppose this is achieved due to the addition of (10%) Burley, which adds a nice, creamy nutty- and chocolaty aspect to the smoke, besides a full-bodied earthy foundation. As well as a minor addition of black cavendish, which adds a smooth, creamy and not too sweet quality. The Virignia's smooth (honey-dew) sweetness rounds things off and balances out the natural richness of the Oriental leafs (of which varietals from 3 countries were used). The Perique is virtually unnoticeable to me, but I suppose it has its function for the flavor-profile!

I prefer smoking it in wide chambered bowls and I also prefer having time to really savour and explore this blend. Albeit me having smoked a 50g tin of this already, the Orientals keep surprising me with new, interesting notes.. Turkish/Oriental is some heavenly weed, when blended skillfully!

Has a surprisingly pleasant room note for an Oriental-heavy blend and not only the fact its the house blend of the forum I am an user at, but the abscene of Latakia makes this quite special as a blend to me! At least here in germany we only have 1-2 other blends with a rich Oriental presence, that doesn't also contain Latakia in the blend!

This is a Top-5 tobacco of mine now! Takes a comfty seat amongst my C&D Burley blends, and I'll cellar 2-3 tins (one of 1 year, the other 2-3 years, one for 5-10 years) to see how it'll age, as I have the feeling this will age just wonderfully.

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

8 people found this review helpful.

glaswegian Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
glaswegian (18)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Just collected a tin at a german pipe show. Major player are the orientals with a refershing sourish taste and a sweet undertone caused by the small amount of virginia and cavendish. The small amount of burley and perique are giving this mixture body and spiciness. I Love english blends with a high amount of orientals and I can recommend this blend highly! Never boring and always changing flavor. Very easy to smoke. No burn or bite even if you´re pushing. The perique taste get´s a little stronger at the end but it fits very well. This is a tobacco for everyone. For beginners starting with non aromatic or for the professional smoker as an allday smoke. One of the best orientals I have smoked without Latakia. Jumped directly to my top 5!

Pipe Used: Corncob

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: HU Tobacco

7 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2528)
★★★★
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The various tangy Orientals provide earth, wood, herbs, vegetation, floralness, spice, leather, incense, a lot of dry sourness and a touch of buttery sweetness as the lead components. The woody, earthy, nutty, chocolaty, creamy burley is a supporting player. The tart and tangy, citrusy, grassy, slightly floral and acidic honey dew Virginia forms the base of the blend as a secondary star. The raisiny, peppery, earthy, figgy, plumy perique is in the background. The lightly brown sugary, creamy black cavendish is in the background, but its effect in toning down some sourness and rough edges is a contribution. The strength and nic-hit are medium, while the taste is a couple of steps past that mark. Won’t bite or get harsh, but the spice content may playfully tingle the tongue of a fast puffer. Has a few small rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate rate with a mostly consistent, complex, mildly creamy sweet and more sour, dry savory, ruggedly bold, deeply rich flavor that translates to the pleasantly lingering after taste and stronger room note. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Not an all day smoke, and I recommend a small to medium size round bowl (pot, apple, author) to fully capture all the nuances inherent in this mixture.

-JimInks

4 people found this review helpful.