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Balkan? Oriental? Turkish?

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  1. mushjoon

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    What are the differences among these blends?

    By the way, what's your favorite Balkan/Oriental/Turkish blend?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. uberam3rica

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    Oriental and Turkish are types of tobacco, not blends. Balken is a type of blend. This is a good website for pipe information, its basically wikipedia for pipes http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. philip

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    Oriental and Turkish are types of tobacco...

    Turkish is also a bath... probably more relaxing than tobacco.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. tiltjlp

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    Turkish is also a taffy-style candy, and is a lot more fattening than a bowl of your favorite blend. But the banana flavor is almost worth gaining weight for,

    John : The CobFather : Have Cobs, Will Smoke

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. zanthal

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    I finally got around to reading about the different ... leaves? strains? whatever it is you call a different type of tobacco.

    Thanks for the link

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. judcole

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    Oriental and Turkish are types of tobacco, not blends

    Not completely true - although I have never heard any one refer to a Turkish blend, a blend may be referred to as an Oriental blend when it has Oriental tobaccos but very little or no latakia. I just had some African Queen, an Altadis bulk that I would consider an Oriental. Decent blend, lots of ncie flavors, but no latakia.

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    Posted 7 years ago #
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    I like the Turkish bath photo Philip! Very nice!

    I don't want to be all cranky again like I was in the thread where PM got zero credit for being the one that discovered the mystery behind Orlik Golden slices having Perique instead of Burley ... but ...

    Pipedia is a very nice site, but aside from these wonderful forums, guess what? We actually have the most extraordinary content produced exclusively for pipe smokers right here.

    Please allow me to point you to these three expertly crafted articles that pertain to the original question posted above.

    What is a Balkan Blend?

    The Mystery of Balkan Blends

    English Blends and Latakia Blends - One and the Same?

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  8. tokerpipes

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    Turkish is when you get 3 strikes at the St. Pete bowling alley...oh wait that's turkey sorry for giving away your nick name Kevin.

    If you can't pack it, light it, and smoke it then why do it. It's a dieing art that must be rekindled in all of us as fortold by our forefathers.

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    LOL

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  10. jpberg

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    Oriental and Turkish are types of tobacco, not blends. Balken is a type of blend. This is a good website for pipe information, its basically wikipedia for pipes http://pipedia.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    Don't tell McClelland that oriental isn't a blend, they'll have to take all those pretty green labels off.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  11. aussielass

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    Oooh, I found McClelland's loose "Oriental" over here and absolutely loved it! At $10 for 10g it's as dear as poison!

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    Posted 7 years ago #
  12. judcole

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    Oriental and Turkish are types of tobacco, not blends

    Then what do you call a blend with Virginias and Orientals and no latakia?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  13. pawpaw

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    Then what do you call a blend with Virginias and Orientals and no latakia?

    in my cellar it is called #8

    Posted 7 years ago #

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