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looking for an oriental

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by enjoyasmoke, Feb 25, 2011.

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  1. enjoyasmoke

    enjoyasmoke Member

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    Evening Ladies and Gentlemen.

    Can anyone recommend a mainly oriental blend.
    I'm trying to attune my taste to different types of tobacco, so any information is gratefully received.

    Toodle pip for now
     
  2. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    McClelland Grand Orientals...eight?...eight different VA blends...each with a specific oriental leaf for spice. A quick way, relatively, to pinpoint specific oriental flavors. Alternatively, get a tin of blending oriental if you are looking for a full on oriental blast.
     
  3. enjoyasmoke

    enjoyasmoke Member

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    Excellent old boy.

    Thank you for the pointers.

    Got the Latakia taste recognised, just trying to get the rest sorted.
     
  4. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Have fun with it...it's a long, tasty journey!
     
  5. Snake

    Snake permanent ankle biter

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    I'd also suggest Rattrays Red Rapparee.
    A fine sample of an oriental blend.

    dp
     
  6. Bri2k

    Bri2k Active Member

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    Presbyterian which is at its best in a dedicated pipe.
     
  7. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    As mentioned, the McClelland Grand Oriental Series is a great way to isolate each varietal.

    My very favorite oriental without latakia, however, is Cornell & Diehl's Oriental Silk. Taste-wise, it's like the GO series with an extra shot of testosterone. But not strong - just especially tasty.
     
  8. sorringowl

    sorringowl Purveyor of PAAD

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    Fred Hanna's Wilderness is Syrian Latakia with mostly Orientals. I barely taste the Latakia there and to me, it is a very rich, very creamy blend that is really good.
     
  9. user0003

    user0003 Well-Known Member

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