|Tobacco||Latakia, Oriental, Virginia|
|Room Note||3 - Balanced|
For those not familiar with Syrian Latakia, Syrian Full Balkan may seem to be misnamed, but the more delicate flavor of the Syrian variety is definitely noticeable, here. This form of Latakia (the original kind, I might add) is smoked with oak and herbs, utilizing a varietal called Shek-al-Bint. Wonderful Orientals add an exotic quality, while excellent Virginias lend some sweetness, but the spicy smokiness of the Syrian Latakia is what makes this blend special.