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This tobacco, very similar to Basma, is a golden yellow / brown Oriental type tobacco leaf that is grown in Bulgaria, a country with a tradition in production of high quality tobacco. This is a quick growing, shorter and smaller leafed tobacco that provides a sweet, pleasant flavor and smooth burn that Oriental tobacco is known for.
Basma, in Turkish, means 'to compress', which is a good way to describe this leaf. Often pressed into bales, this whole leaf tobacco exhibits size and aroma similar to the late Yenidje, with a very floral taste and aroma. An incredibly light smoking leaf, this tobacco pairs well with a lighter tasting leaf, such as the Canadian Virginia Flue Cured.
What People Are Saying About Leaf Only
"Over all I am glad I made the purchase and am happy with the quality of the tobacco, thanks to Monique and Calvin for all the help and getting my package to me in a timely fashion. Happy soon to be return customer here. I had looked into this company about 3 months ago because I was interested in getting some raw tobacco. At the time it was after chat hours and upon looking at the selection I was overwhelmed by the amount of varieties available from Leaf Only and did not at that time make an order. I had the thought a few months later to look back into the raw tobacco as before however this time during business hours. That is when I had the pleasure of chatting with Monique who was very helpful in helping me identify which types would best suite my needs. Out of the bag the leaves were the nicest looking, with the best moisture and least amount of damage"
- Eric, FL
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