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Stokkebye’s Turkish Pipe tobacco is a flavorful uncased blend of Turkish Samsun (a legendary Oriental leaf) which is sun-cured and expertly blended with ripe Virginia tobaccos for a complex pleasing smoke. It is lightly aromatic and smooth.

Notes: This comes in 2 cuts - a fine ribbon (in bulk) for pipe, and a fine shag (in pouch) for RYO.

BrandPeter Stokkebye
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Perique Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Perique (163)
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.

Edit: April '16: still a great blend by my taste. Nutty, mildly spicy, a great all-day smoke. Pull the trigger on this one.

37 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Unnoticeable

Orange-ish yellow ribbon that is almost a shag. Bag aroma is very light, almost no aroma at all. Purchased as a blender but I also smoked 5 bowls straight. It performed admirably both ways. As a blender, it lent some body and a kind of floral note, although not like a Lakeland does. There was some spiciness underneath as well. It took me awhile to figure out how best to use it and I tended to use quite a lot, as condiments like latakia and perique tended to mask it if I used much of them. But once I got a better handle on it, it worked very nicely.

However, I preferred this as a straight smoke, surprisingly. By itself, it showed exactly what it brought to the table... an incense-y, rich and mellow sharpness with a hint of cigar notes and the barest amount of sweetness. Although it is claimed that there is Virginia in here, it wasn't really noticeable in the taste. However, a small amount could have been used to make it burn better. This did tend to burn rather fast but held the match nicely, something not all straight Turkish tobaccos do. If you really want to find out what the Samsun varietals taste like, skip the McClellands blend (which has more Virginia in the mix) and try this one. If you want to know what it smells like, this won't bring any epiphanies, as I could barely tell I'd smoked anything when I left the room and returned. This isn't an all-day type smoke for me but it's good any time of the day. More headed to my cellar!

Pipe Used: meerschaum and morta

Age When Smoked: new

26 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (393)
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.

Edit 8/17/14: I bought a pound of this when the sample was nearing the end. I find this a remarkably good "all-day" smoke. I have not tried blending it with anything. Hydrating it a little in the pouch intensifies the flavors.

18 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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!

12 people found this review helpful.

Pipe4ever Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipe4ever (204)
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.

10 people found this review helpful.

Darby Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Darby (15)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of Peter Stokkebye’s dual-role offerings - the same tobacco, cut & packaged separately for pipes and RYO. According to what I’ve read, the separate formats are as follows - a finer shag in pouches (for RYO), and a slightly wider and longer ribbon/shag (available in bulk) that’s intended for pipes, but with a little finesse can be repurposed for off-label RYO as well. The sample I obtained is of the bulk ribbon/shag variety, which I’m reviewing here for RYO use.

My 1 ounce sample arrived a tad dryish, so I popped it into a small clean glass jar, along with a humidor disk, and let it refresh itself overnight, by which time it was back in slightly springy prime condition. As mentioned, the bulk ribbon/shag hybrid cut is a tad longish for RYO. Used as is, the long ribbons can be a bit awkward to load, and cause an overly tight draw when compressed into a standard tube. However, I’ve found this is easily corrected with a few swipes of a sharp chef knife, to shorten the longer ribbons into the ¼ - ½ ” range, after which it becomes MUCH more tube friendly.

I haven't really focused on this in pipe form yet (where it will doubtless smoke very differently), but enjoyed in cigarette form, this tobacco is simple, clean, mild and unobtrusive, has ample Vitamin-N (for those that want it), and a faintly sweet/citrusy finish, rounded out with a vague but pleasing spicy/nutty note. From what little I’ve seen to date, as far as uncased RYO-friendly pipe tobaccos go, this is a high quality and very economical non-aromatic option. Figure that one ounce is enough for roughly 25 filtered king cigarettes.

As an off-label RYO option, the PS T84 gets a solid 3 stars for flavor, plus an extra full star for value (4 stars total).

---------- **STRENGTH: Pipe = Mild, Cigarette (nic) = Med to strong.

Pipe Used: RYO (Filtered Kings)

Age When Smoked: Unknown

9 people found this review helpful.

Gothicmace Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gothicmace (16)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

As a cigarette smoker, I have been looking for a good "natural" pipe tobacco that will finally let me put those packs away... THIS would be the blend. A wonderful natural pouch note which is obviously turkish in nature but smooth and not harsh at the same time. I would call this cut a shribbon... between a shag and ribbon which makes loading your pipe very easy. The initial char light turned into the only light needed again due to the shribbon cut. Good volume of natural well flavored satisfying smoke that again gives a bit of a creamy feel to the mouth. As I smoke outside I could not really rate this as other than a natural but non offensive room note. This is an all day blend.. from first light with a cup of joe in the morning, to settling down with a single malt over one icecube as the sun goes down. I personally give this two thumbs up and would recommend this to anyone looking for a GOOD natural blend that does not bite and burns down to a nice clean ash.

Pipe Used: GBD Billiard

Age When Smoked: Fresh Just Opened

Purchased From: 4Noggins

Similar Blends: This one stands on its own merits.

8 people found this review helpful.

albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
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.

8 people found this review helpful.

Ismail M Taher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Ismail M Taher (5)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Since I'm a lover for both Turkish and Virginia's, I'll be a little biased!

PS turkish is a no BS, no nonsense tobacco. It's one of the closest things you can get as possible to natural tobacco taste. There is no 'complexity' or infinite nuances, it's just simple a straight and utterly delicious tobacco taste.

The blend consists of mainly Turkish Oriental (sun cured samsun leaf), with a good supporting role of delicious Virginias.

If you enjoy the oriental tobaccos and want to smoke a blend that's as close as you can get to a straight turkish tobacco taste, this is PERFECT for you.

Now, the actual impressions, the tobacco comes in a very fine brightly colored shag, and at perfect moisture, there's also another more finer cut for RYO cigarette smokers. It fills the pipe easily with little effort.

Upon the first charring light, I was welcomed by a delicious oriental/aromatic type of sweetness while the bready Virginias also made themselves present.

The tobacco lights up so easily, and stays lit very well. As you smoke this blend, and as I mentioned above, you will only get a totally straight simple tobacco taste. A delicious fragrant/woody and slightly spicy tobacco taste, the turkish tobacco is well known for its pleasant fragrance and room note. This blend smells like a fine woody incense. Other from the main player, the slightly spicy, incense like samsun leaf, I get a good dose of the sweet and bready profile of the Virginia.

All in all, this is again a splendid offering from one of my favorite blenders, Peter stockbye. If you're looking for complexity, this isn't for you. But if you are a fan of orientals and straight Virginia and want a no nonsense tobacco that captures the best of the two types and packages them together into a delicious, slightly sweet, and pleasant smoke, and one that you can smoke and enjoy without thinking about it too much, go for it!

In my opinion, this relatively unknown blend brings out the best of both worlds (orientals and virginia) and it is really the best example of the delicious natural and pure tobacco taste.

It burns at a reasonable pace but you should also try to puff slow, since Virginias tend to get hot quickly.

On a side note, and inspite of me TOTALLY advising against that, I attempted to inhale at least a couple of drags from the pipe, and it felt very smooth (I suspect because of the fact that this is a dual use blend)

Pipe Used: ST dupont estate

Purchased From:

7 people found this review helpful.

Jimmy1357 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Jimmy1357 (1)
Medium Mild Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

I just had to post a review for this tobacco. I used it for ryo first of all. I was a bit hesitant about trying this because I had tried the Norwegian shag before this. Norwegian shag wasn't bad but it was far too light in my opinion. So I was afraid this would be the same. I was wrong. First off this blend isn't shag at all. It's not as finely cut as the other. It's more like the consistency of the tobacco they use in prepackaged smokes. The nicotine content is just perfect. Not too over the top and not too light that you'd have to smoked a bunch of them to get your fix. The taste is somewhat nutty and salty. Very delicious. Would probably go good with some chocolate or as an after dessert smoke. I found the moisture content to be great as well. It seemed a tad dry when I first checked it but really wasn't at all. It's not as moist as other kinds like the shags. Just dry enough to burn perfectly. If you were a camel smoker and switched to Ryo then this is for you. It reminds me of the tobacco they used in the old camel blend before they went and ruined it. Or somewhat like what they use in camel unfiltered. Don't get me wrong it's not as flavorful in the way that a camel is most likely because they add flavor to packaged smokes. This is just good old, pure unadulterated tobacco. I don't use filters or tubes so if you do then you may not be able to taste this tobacco as much. I could be wrong. Can't beat the price either. Only about eight bucks for fifty smokes. Yes there are cheaper out there but those don't compare to this. If it wasn't for that damn tax they put on ryo to close the loophole then this stuff would only be about four bucks but oh well. Also the price may depend on your area or the shop so do some looking around first. Some shops like to over price rolling tobacco especially if they don't sell much of it or don't really have much of a selection. That's what I've found in my experience. For an import tobacco the taste and price in my opinion is phenomenal.

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Convenience store

Similar Blends: Close to a camel unfiltered but cleaner.

7 people found this review helpful.

GabrielCRT Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
GabrielCRT (115)
Mild Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Peter Stokkebye has offered a great service to the tobacco industry. His factory produces A-grade premium tobacco for those who roll their own cigarettes, and a variety of great pipe tobaccos. 84 Turkish is an awesome dual-purpose tobacco. I smoked Turkish Export as a cigarette for years before recently trying the ribbon cut in a pipe.

This blend strikes a perfect balance between the sweet/grassy Virginia and the spicy floral Samsun leaf. It is a calm smoke, smooth and easy on the tongue. I sense a very light top note that seems to accentuate the sweetness and floral character. Could easily make an all day, everyday smoke.

6 people found this review helpful.

martnfox Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
martnfox (2)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The best cigarette a tiny amount of money can buy. Smell is subtle but very enticing, because the lack of chemicals/artificial crap is instantly evident. Fantastically clean tasting and burning, one could chain-smoke this and not feel any of the nasty consequences that corporate shit-sticks have. Leaves a mild and slightly sugary taste in the mouth which is just lovely. Strength is perfectly moderate. It's the only tobacco that I can smoke and then kiss my tobacco-free girlfriend without her making grossed-out faces at me. Superlative in every respect.

Pipe Used: cigarette tubes

Purchased From: 4noggins

6 people found this review helpful.

WillBrown Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WillBrown (137)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

I hesitate to call this blend complex (as the description suggests). I find this smoke uncomplicated with some sweet nuances from the Samsun and a little sharpness from the Virginias. It's smooth, not harsh, and, if you are a former or current cigarette smoker it will remind you somewhat of a Camel (one of my old brands). This is not a downside in my view, as this blend works well in a pipe. The cut of the tobacco, a fine ribbon (really, a shag in my opinion) packed well and lit well—this tobacco burns clean right down to the bottom of the pipe. A thoroughly enjoyable smoke.

Turkish 84 met my expectations in every way. I love oriental blends, toasty, comforting, relatively low in nicotine—it's an enjoyable smoke, no headaches, or stomachaches, just good simple smoking pleasure. Here's a smoke that is pure; there are no additives. It's a real tobacco treat. This is how tobacco should be—why would anybody smoke anything else?


Pipe Used: Corn Cob

Purchased From: Pipes & Cigars

5 people found this review helpful.

oldorder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
oldorder (22)
Mild Very Mild Medium Unnoticeable

This is a impressive tobacco. I don't RYO so just a pipe review here. I love the warm buttery, nutty taste and there's a little nic there too. I can smoke bowl after bowl and be satisfied. I have also blended with Old Gowrie and that works out well. For a newcomer or veteran it is truly a good standard. The room note is a little on the cig side, but that vanishes within minutes, so my wife never complains.

Pipe Used: Briars and Cobs

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

Similar Blends: Other more neutral smokes that are buttery and nutty, drug store blends, but 84 is much better..

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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.

5 people found this review helpful.

archéologue Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
archéologue (14)
Medium None Detected Full Tolerable to Strong

This is more for blending. Turkish tobaccos tend to be spicy and somehow this one picks. You can tame it by adding some sweet Virginias or Cavendish of fairly common blends. I added some good Virginias and a little bit of Captain Black White cavendish and the smoke was much better.

Pipe Used: Peterson Churchwarden

Purchased From: Pipesand

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2081)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Peter Stokkebye - Turkish Export (No.84).

The blend comprises an equal amount of gold and medium brown ribbons, these are fine in build, and arrive with a smokeable hydration to them.

The smoke: from my point of view, would be a good blending leaf, but isn't particularly enjoyable straight. I get no Virginia flavour, it seems to be 100% Samsun. Sort of like a sour, cigar, type flavour, unrelenting in its potency. Ergo, why I'd use this for blending, not straight-smoking. Another problem with smoking it neat is the temperature: it needs a gentle technique otherwise can become way too warm.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: tolerable to strong.

Turkish Export (No.84): a three star blending weed, but a one star blend alone. Somewhat recommended:

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Cob

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Cup O' Joes

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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)

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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.

4 people found this review helpful.

PhillyB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PhillyB (70)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong

I didn't have particularly high hopes before smoking this blend. I am happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised.

If you've ever had an unfiltered Camel cigarette, that is very similar to what this blend tastes like. Sweet Virginia, slightly spicy from the Oriental, and a hint of dried grass/grain.

Not a particularly complicated blend, but satisfying and straightforward.

It does smell a bit like cigarettes, so don't expect to win many people over with this.

This would also do well as a blend-in to something a bit smokier to give it a little zip.

Pipe Used: Missouri Meerschaum Legend

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

Theocharis Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Theocharis (38)
Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable

Samsun oriental and virginia. "Simple" ingredients but so majestically blended. Tin and room note are cigarette like but in a good sense. The oriental gives spicyness to the blend, not too light nor strong. It was on the dry side (bulk), but no problem whatsoever.It lighted very easily retaing its flavor. A very easygoing blend overall. A must for lovers of orientals.

Pipe Used: Cob, briar

3 people found this review helpful.

Tiedemann Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Tiedemann (13)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant to Tolerable

Thinly cut ribbon, almost a shag. Smells naturally sweet, with some faint sourness and a hint of spice. This may actually well be an uncased tobacco blend.

Packs well when using a light hand. Very easy to keep lit. If smoked slowly, lots of oriental goodness is to be savoured. Sweet and sour and somewhat salty, with a rounded nuttiness and some spice — and an underlying woody dryness. The Virginias aren't noticeable at all. Mild in flavour and not a lot of nicotine. Not a complex smoke, but far from a one-dimensional one.

It is important to smoke this slowly and evenly. If not, an unpleasant, ashy cigarette-taste comes forth. This tobacco can easily be inhaled, but that's better avoided in a pipe. I have not tried it (and probably won't), but I am sure this would work well in cigarettes. As a pipe tobacco, it could easily be an all-day smoke. Would probably be good for blending too; I'd like to try this mixed with some earthy, dark Virginia, and maybe just a breath of Latakia.

Pipe Used: Various briars

Age When Smoked: Fresh

Purchased From: Cup O'Joes

3 people found this review helpful.

CnS Pipes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CnS Pipes (40)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

I want to point out that the old review below mine is a good one, that guy did a good job and it was because of his review I purchased this blend to give it a go, I do enjoy some of Stokkebye's tobaccos in RYO form because its how cigarettes used to be before they became toxic tobacco and nails to your coffin one puff at a time just horrible. My go to cigarette tobacco is Norwegian and Amsterdam but now Turkish No.84 is the top dog of them all, a most excellent tobacco blend to be rolled or smoked in a pipe. RYO Style- smooth and bursting with flavor, the orientals are there but the Virginia's are what shine through and give a very pleasant smoke, its alittle sweet which is a good thing but not sweet like a aromatic sweet its the Turkish tobaccos that compliment the Virginia's nicley giving the sweetness and the nicotine level is perfect, it does not lack at all but its also not in your face to much which I do not like with tobacco because high levels of nicotine feels gross unless its a cigar because of how it hits you but that topic does not belong here so I will not boast about it. If not in shag form simply lay the tobacco out for about 20 minutes then come back and break it up and let it sit for another at least 45 minutes and it will be perfect if its still moist. Pipe Style- a beautiful blend for a pipe preferably a corn cob you will get the best results and the corn cob will forgive the smoking of this blend and not ghost the bowl. Rich but mellow with the orientals shining through the Virginia's nutty and ultra smooth, a very neutral taste with character this blend will give you a very natural tobacco taste and satisfaction. The tobacco would also make for a great blending component to anyone's homemade creation and compliment many variations of ones blends and for all the reasons above two thumbs up. I would recommend this tobacco blend for a superb RYO style smoke and the pipe is just as awesome!!! High quality NO chemicals perfect taste well rounded nicotine level all in all beautiful quality, refer to the below review for further more detailed information, thanks for reading my review and God bless all you fellow pipe smokers. ( It is not a mortal pipe smoker sin to twist pipe tobacco in rice paper and puff away, that does not mean your a dirty little cigarette smoker) lol!!! The above review is from my personal experience only, from using cobs to rolling to blend, this is a MY opinion on this blend and reflects no others thank you.

Pipe Used: MM Corn Cobs (Marcus)

Age When Smoked: 39

Purchased From:

3 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

My two ounces of Turkish Export is of the fine ribbon variety found in the bulk version of this blend. The pouch scent is of grassy bright Virginias and I smell that more than the Samsun. I have always found Samsun to be a delicate, sweet Oriental that needs to be sipped in order to get the most out of it. That is the case here too. The Virginia component offers a little sweetness and mostly hay. The combination of the two make for a bright, sweet blend. It starts out mild, but quickly turns medium in strength. There is no bite, but due to the cut and components, it can burn a little warm if pushed. Careful packing is important in order to get the most out of this blend. TE isn’t complex , but straightforward only building in flavor as each bowl progresses. I prefer McClelland Samsun (Grand Orientals) over this blend, but this makes a solid alternative and easier on the wallet. It also is a great blend to add to other blends. I would expect this to cellar very well too.

3 people found this review helpful.

CTS Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
CTS (138)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Soft, subtle, flavorful. Very pleasant roasty/toasty flavors with a hint of spice. Retrohale provides a sharper spice tingle. Burns clean all the way through. Excellent change-up smoke!

Pipe Used: MM

Age When Smoked: 3 months from purchase

Purchased From: CI

3 people found this review helpful.

Xnapalmchild Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Xnapalmchild (3)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Unnoticeable

This blend is perfect for ryo tobacco. I'm not sure how it would be in a pipe i imagine it would be a little more mild then a ryo. I really enjoyed this blend because it tastes like my favorite cigarette a camel blue. It is very smooth very mild not overwhelming definitely a light smoke and an enjoyable smoke if you aren't really into bold flavor.

Pipe Used: RYO

Age When Smoked: 24

Purchased From: P&

Similar Blends: Camel Blue.

3 people found this review helpful.

brashboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
brashboy (84)
Mild None Detected Mild Pleasant

Easy on the nose, the tongue and the wallet. TE 84 is a very nice tobacco with a raisin-y tin note and a good aroma. The tin note is more tobacco-y than the taste, though.. There's just not enough oomph (tobacco flavor) for me to want to smoke it all the time. But it's good enough that I give it a 3, which its quality warrants. Very pleasant and undemanding though enjoyable smoke. If this had a little more punch it would be fabulous.

EDIT 10/27/14: Too mild for me, though others obviously love it. If you want to try an Oriental but are concerned about Latakia, this has only Orientals and Virginia.

3 people found this review helpful.

Cherry picker 1779 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cherry picker 1779 (52)
Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable

Very natural tobacco. Yes it's Cigarette like without chemicals. In the pipe it's smooth and nutty. Very Versatile, from clearing old ghosts from your pipe, to its wonderful blending ability.decent nicotine. Inhaling doesn't cause me to cough/ choke. I'll roll some of this ounce I purchased but I'll keep most of it for my pipes. To me this is what EMP should be. Straight tobacco that goes fantastic with a cup of coffee. Great blend , no regrets!

2 people found this review helpful.

bhdnksl Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bhdnksl (1)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Very tricky tobacco. Once you try it, you're sure to buy it again and again and again! Sweet enough, spicy enough, burns well to the very bottom. Don't pack too tight, or you'll get a disgusting cigarette aftertaste. Quite moist in bulk, dry it a little.

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Bushleagueosu Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bushleagueosu (20)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable

Update....I stand by my previous review but after letting this age for about 6 months to a year the flavor has really matured well. It is deeper and fuller. The spice is still there from the Orientals but the virginia sweetness has come out. I was primarily blending with this when it was fresh but after the age I now really enjoy this by itself and has bumped this up to a 4-4.5 stars.

If you smoke bold or heavy blends this may seems a little thin and flat but if you are an oriental fan you will like this. Just enough virginia to give it a touch of sweetness but not enough to smooth out or hide the oriental. Plenty of fragrant spice and sharpness. A little sour but mostly spicy and salty. If you have had blends with orientals and liked them this is a great way to try them by themselves and really see exactly what they add to a blend. This would also be a great blending component for creating your own blends or a great roll your own tobacco. If it is smoked to fast it gets hot and tastes ashy so pack tight and smoke slow.

1 person found this review helpful.

Bleepy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Bleepy (9)
Mild None Detected Mild Very Pleasant

I'm not a cigarette smoker so I can't comment on its use as a RYO. But I can say that I would never smoke this in a pipe again. It's about the equivalent of emptying a Camel cigarette into your pipe and lighting up. It burns hot, it burns fast, and an entire pipe-full was ashed in about 15 minutes.

Perhaps it will be good as a blender, but I can't even imagine how it would work that way either.

1 person found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30171)
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?

1 person found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Mild None Detected Mild Tolerable to Strong

Back in the old days (1990s) I enjoyed smoking Camel cigarettes. Didn't usually do the unflitered, but from time-to-time I would. Trying this gave me pleasant memories.

I bought some bulk and put it in a large jar and promptly forgot about it. I found the jar and decided to light it up again. The bulk I got is ribbon not shag cut. A variety of tobaccos are obvious and it seems darker now than when purchased. Easy to pack and light.

The oriental tastes are the stars of the show here for sure. Not as subtle as in most Balkans, but more in your face from beginning to end. In a medium sized bowl, it produces a consistent smoke from beginning to end. Room-note is towards the realm of Camel. Always seems to leave a spicy aftertaste. Nic content seems mild at best.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: 2 years

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

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