Most people remember their firsts, such as their first alcoholic drink, first cup of coffee and first date. If you’ve never purchased tobaccos used for pipes, then you may wonder how to go about the process and what is available to you. With the help of the Internet, it is much easier to buy pipe tobacco from anywhere in the world. Pipes are an excellent way to get the flavour of the tobaccos and to experiment with the various aromatic blends available.
Many websites and shops sell samplers of five to seven smaller tins of fine tobaccos for you to try. If you’re new to smoking, it may be helpful to get a sampler to test different aromas, blends and tastes to help you build your palette.
Many people enjoy tobaccos that have a delicate fruity flavour because they are slightly sweet in nature. While they can also be tangy, they are more pleasant, especially for beginners and you’ll notice a full flavour that can’t be found elsewhere.
Burley tobaccos are another popular choice for blending. These versions are air cured in open barns using natural air flow for up to two months. They range in colour from mahogany to light brown and is sweetened later. It offers a more nutty flavour that is mellow and light.
Spiced tobaccos are also popular and are a mixture of various tobacco options, including Latakia, Oriental and Perique. Oriental blends come from Turkey, Greece and other Mediterranean countries and may be labelled as Turkish blends. The Latakia is primarily found in Syria and Cyprus and can be used in many combinations to create a heavy, rich taste with a smokier characteristic.
Perique is rarer and found in the United States. Because it is rarer, it is more expensive, but an excellent addition to any pipe tobacco that you may buy.