Motzek Herbst 84

THE mellow, English classic in our sortiment. Best Virginia varietals, finest Oriental and carefully selected latakias give the experienced smoker a smile on his face. Cool burn, always present but never overwhelming spice. The perfect latakia pleasure for All-Day. Due to its smoothness this blend is also for the beginner.


Brand Motzek
Blended By Herbert Motzek
Manufactured By Herbert Motzek
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 100 grams pouch, 200 grams pouch
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.29 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Oct 23, 2019 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable
This is a nice smoking Balkan blend that varies a bit from the description above, at least to my tastes it did. To start with I found the Oriental to be much stronger than advertised. It very much felt Oriental forward to me thus my calling it a Balkan; whereas, the description refers to this as mild, an all day smoke and a good one for beginners to cross over into Balkan/Latakia blends.

I could not smoke this all day and perhaps, to the German palate, this could be a good crossover blend for the beginner, but it is not one I would recommend to a beginner. Rather, I found it for the hardened Balkan smoker. As that type of blend it is really quite good although I did not think so at first. It took some time to grow on me. Maybe this is partly due to my expectations after reading the description.

Orientals come in many varieties, and the predominant taste I get from this one borders on the sour side of a noxious burnt rubber taste. It is well balanced against the Virginia and Lat, the former adding a nice bit of necessary sweetness. The Latakia is somewhat light and does, in some respects match the description. The one thing that this one does right, and IMO the most important thing about these types of blends, is that it delivers a wonderful side stream aroma.

Of all the different types of blends out there, I find the Lat/Oriental blends to deliver the best side streams, and this one is right at the top with its aroma. It is always a wonderful smoking experience when I spend about half the time sniffing off the top of the bowl. I rate this one between three and four stars, but will hold it at three as it did not excite me as much as many of the four star Lat blends did.
Age When Smoked: 5 yrs
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