Cyprian Latakia is a Yenidje like leaf that goes through a smoke curing similar to the Dark Fire Cured that gives this leaf its dark color and smoky taste.
Latakia is an oriental tobacco, very similar to Yenidje, that has been smoke cured. Often considered a spice tobacco, it will not usually make up more then 10-20% of any pipe or cigarette blends. This leaf is commonly blended with Virginia Flue Cured tobaccos to bring out its distinct flavor profile.
Latakia is not a unique type of tobacco, but rather the name of the leaf after it has been smoke cured. Starting with a tobacco very similar to our Yenidje, this leaf, grown in Cyprus, is first harvested, and sun dried, before being loaded into smoking barns. They are then smoked, in a manner very similar to our Dark Fire Cured Leaf, although more aromatic smoking woods are used. This gives the leave a very unique smoky floral flavor, which has been noted to have uniquely smooth smoking properties, despite its bold aroma.
Often considered a spice tobacco, it will not usually make up more then 10-20% of any pipe or cigarette blends. This leaf is commonly blended with Virginia Flue Cured tobaccos to bring out its unique flavor profile.
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