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Oriental Tobacco

Discussion in 'Pipe Tobacco' started by Pecci, Apr 3, 2012.

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  1. Pecci

    Pecci Active Member

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    Few Q's.

    -Has anyone tried a certain type of oriental, straight? Can you describe?
    -Which available oriental tobacco is most predominately "oriental?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Arkie

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    Robert McConnell's Oriental. It tastes like an English blend without the Latakia. It's one of my favs.
     
  3. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Good question.

    I personally have never smoked a single strand of oriental... I'm assuming you mean like a bowl of Izmir or a bowl of Xanthi. All the "straight" oriental tobacco I've ever smoked is a blend of various strains. I would love to try various straight orientals, though.
     
  4. Albert

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    if i get my hands on some of the mclelland grand oriental series tins, which ones are tops? how do these blends age?
     
  5. Pecci

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    I have "Samsung!" It's fantastic. One of my favs, along with some burley's.

    Samsung is a VA / Oriental blend. I'm not a big VA fan, so I'm thinking that something at least predominately Oriental might be "all that."
     
  6. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    Samsun, Drama and Smyrna are my 3 faves. I found the two Yenidje blends pretty decent as well. Drama is the only one I smoked with much age on it and it definitely improves.
     
  7. Pecci

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    Is Drama the one with "essence of olive oil"?

    I'm Italian ... I might like that!:puffy:
     
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  8. dmkerr

    dmkerr PG- free since '83! Moderator

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    I've not heard it compared to olive oil in any way. :msty:
     
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  11. BradNTX

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    Mac Baren HH Vintage Syrian is good stuff.
     
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