How is latakia processed?

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  1. el guero

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    I just bought an ounce of pure latakia to try a little blending of my own. I had of course read about it as a component of many English blends but never seen, or smelt it before. This stuff is black as night and even though it was only 1 0unce in a sealed zip lock it has my whole bag smelling like it had survived a wildfire! I am pretty excited to try some blending and see what it does to some cheap drugstore blends.

    So now down to the point: does anyone know how it is prepared. I assume that color and smell has to be a process and not how the toby naturally looks and smells. So how do they do it?
     
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  3. ruffinogold

    ruffinogold Ruffinogold-Mayor, I.R.G.E.--At Large. Mayor

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    The flying monkeys , in conjuction with the witch of the north , develpoed it a long time ago .
     
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    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Camel ka-ka.

    At least that's how the old wives tale goes... er... no offense to any wives on this board, Mrs Ruffino... heh, heh.

    Seriously, BigB's link is a good one.
     
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