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What is Smokin'? That would be the next Battle of the Blends pair up. We have two great pipe tobaccos that have a nice smoke anytime of the day. Dunhill Standard Mixture Mellow, a mellow-medium Latakia blend with matured Virginias in addition to fine Orientals, is the first bulk blend in this battle. The second bulk blend is Balkan Sasieni, a blend of tobacco leaves from Macedonia and the Black Sea region mixed with Latakia and the finest Virginia mixture. Now we call on our P&C Faithful to help determine which is the Smokin' battle leader. At this time you can purchase both tobaccos at a low price and be able to smoke them side by side. Once you have tried them, come back and leave your review and tell us who the clear winner should be.

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Overall Rating4.7 out of 5 Based on 56 Ratings

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5 out of 5
The best
I'm sure I've reviewed before, but this is absolutely the best english blend I've tried. It's so rich and flavorful, I cannot get enough. Burns all the way down with very little to no doddle. 10/10 would absolutely recommend.
5 out of 5
Superb!!!
Sasieni is fast becoming one of my very favorites (if not my favorite). The mixture of tobaccos, including the Latakia, is perfectly balanced to give a truly enjoyable smoke, time after time. Before Sasieni, my go-to was Balkan Beauty, but Sasieni is even more enjoyable than the now unavailable Beauty. Another home run by P&C!!!
5 out of 5
I'm a loyal fan of Balkan Sasieni
I absolutely love this blend! In honestly, I tend to go crazy for Latakia forward tobaccos. Balkan Sasieni is my ultimate Latakia dream come true. It has a perfect balance of sweetness to spice; the flavors are complex and yet never detracted from one another. I really enjoyed the brightness of the Virginias and found that unlike other blends kept a humble supporting role rather than overtaking. The smoke is rich and lush. I love the room aroma more than other blend with this much Cyprian goodness. My wife and fellow pipers completely approve when I smoke near them. It smokes cool and never hasn't bitten me yet in half a dozen bowls. This mixture held its incredible taste from the first light all the way to the bottom of the bowl. Balkan Sasieni is on my "always keep well stocked" list!
5 out of 5
Almost as good as Balkan
Almost as good as Balkan Sobrani and a lot cheaper. Can’t find Sobrani.
5 out of 5
Sublime
First off, I'll say this, this is my favorite tobacco period. Likely not a whole lot coming from me. I've only been smoking for about 4 months. However, I've tried and loved quite a few highly regarded lat. based blends such as Plumb Pudding, Mac Baren lat. flake, Peter Stockkebye and Bengal Slices. Bengal Slices was my favorite and I feel this is on the same level, but not quite as complex. The flavor is just as deep and robust. Great smokey flavor, burns cool and doesn't bite whatsoever, and is easy to keep going. Absolute winner if there is such a thing.
4 out of 5
Tasty and slightly spicy
Tasty and slightly spicy
5 out of 5
Amazing
I know that smoking anything is a bad habit, but if you must smoke, smoke this. It’s amazing!
5 out of 5
Maximum Bliss.
Coolest smoking Balkan I've have yet. It's a real treat to have this at the end of the day. Probably gonna keep this in my rotation.
4 out of 5
Balkan Sasiene
A fragrant and rich Balkan blend from Scandinavia— compares favorably with one of my old favorites, Balkan Sobrani. Even the design on the container is like the original.
5 out of 5
Service
My order was delivered promptly and in good order. Placing the order was Simple and took little time to complete.
5 out of 5
As good as Balkan Sobrani
As good as Balkan Sobrani
5 out of 5
Super latakia
Balkan Sasieni is great. I buy it again.
4 out of 5
Good but hard to keep
Good but hard to keep lit
5 out of 5
Perfect!
This is a fantastic blend! You will not be disappointed with this if you love a flavorful English blend. Worth every penny!
5 out of 5
Balkan Sasieni, one to try
Balkan Sasieni is a great balkan/English you may want to try if you are looking for a little stronger tobacco than say, Dunhill’s Early Morning Pipe.
4 out of 5
Balkan Saseini
As good as it is, Saseini does not replace Balkan Sobranie.
1 out of 5
Dry as a bone in the desert
When I opened the tin it popped and air flowed as normal. But the tobacco was super dry as if moisture had been sucked out for years under the desert sun. I’ve never had this experience. It could be a fluke. I tried to smoke it but it was not smokable. I added moisture but it’s not the same. I hope no one else has this experience with a top rated tobacco. I suppose that there’s a tin in a thousand that fails perfection.
5 out of 5
My daily "go to" blend.
As a pipe smoker for nearly 30 years, I spent the first 25 as strictly an aromatic smoker. Having ventured into Balkan blends a few years back, I could kick myself for waiting so long to try them! Balkan Sasieni has won me over. It is a fantastic smoke at a reasonable price. It's now my daily smoke and it has much more flavorful and satisfying taste than more expensive Balkan blends. If you're haven't given Balkan Sasieni a try, do it now and thank me later.
5 out of 5
Best
It's my goto.
4 out of 5
Very full and rich I
Very full and rich I will buy more great substitute for Dunhill nite cap
5 out of 5
Will forever be my favorite.
Starting out this is the one that got me hooked and kept me interested.
5 out of 5
Favorite blend
I love this blend. So glad it was on sell
2 out of 5
Not that great
Just do not get all the 5 star reviews on here. This is certainly not like the original BSOSM I smoked in college back in the early 70's. And, it's not that good in it's own right. Kind of tasteless, burns a bit hot. You guys can have it all, as I will not be ordering any more.
5 out of 5
Great English Blend
Great English Blend
5 out of 5
Very good replacement for white knight
Like the title states, this Balkan is a very good replacement for white knight since its very hard to find, so I tried a few but this one's the best imo, enjoy
4 out of 5
Closest match yet in my search
In my long search for something like the English Blend I got from Vottis Pipe Shop in Schenectady NY back in the winter of 1973-74, this is the closest I've found yet. I would say it's about 2/3 of the way there. If I never find a match for Vottis, I think I could get along with both Balkan Sasieni and Hearth & Home's Black House, though both fall far short of what I'm searching for.
5 out of 5
Great Blend
I have never smoked the legendary B.S.O.S.M., but this one is very good.
5 out of 5
It's noice!
Adding another 5 star rating to this blend. Such a pleasurable cool smoke with no bite. Has become a new favorite of the few varities I have tried so far. If you are experimenting you will not be wasting money with this one. I don't consider my self a seasoned smoker by any means, but I really enjoy this blend.
5 out of 5
Great Balkan Style Pipe Tobacco
This is one of those storied blends that has been around for years. I think it was produced by one manufacturer for a couple of decades, then some other manufacturer got the rights to use the name, etc, etc, so there's some difficulty in trying to evaluate it based on "how it used to be". I do happen to have some Balkan Sasieni from about twenty years ago (best I can tell) and there is definitely a difference...however who's to say this version won't be the same after being cellared for twenty years? In my humble opinion, they are similar. Not the same. Similar. I can say with certainty that I enjoy the incense-like room note as well as the distinct Balkan character of this blend. I will definitely be getting more of this. I consider it a bargain compared to the elusive Balkan Sobranie which is almost never available and often expensive when it is available.
5 out of 5
Oriental-laden English
I order a tin of BS with nearly every tobacco order. The stuff is that good. I smoke many different Latakia-based blends. This one isn't as Balkany as the true Balkan blends I've got. But it's more Balkany than nearly every English I've got. So, think of it as a light Balkan or an oriental-rich English. Either way, it's good.
5 out of 5
You cannot mess up with this blend. Brilliant Smoke and taste. You will enjoy this smoke in winter, specially the Latakia .
DANGG :)
5 out of 5
Winter Hit
This tobacco is good to go, specially in chilly morning and late evening. Creamy smooth Latakia !!
5 out of 5
Balkan Sasieni
I really enjoy this tobacco. It is smooth and has a good bit of Latakia. The price is quite fair.
3 out of 5
Good mim RD Eng .
Good mim RD Eng .
5 out of 5
My New Balkan
Excellent balkan blend, that should demand a higher price. but please don't. This stuff is great!
5 out of 5
Oriental forward Bliss.
Nirvana..
5 out of 5
New Favorite! No, not the song.
I seldom do 5 Stars anywhere just on principle but Sasieni deserves it. I bought a tin of Frogmorton a few years ago to see what all the fuss was about and liked the blast of Latakia on the first bowl, then wondered where it went on all the subsequent. Expensive, so I tried some English with and without Perique, with and without Orientals and settled on Scottie's Blend English Stout. Smoked that for about two years, mixing in 25% Stokkeby Black Latakia. The English Stout is back ordered now and Sasieni came into stock so I ordered a tin last month. Now I've ordered 5 more as there was an initial Frogmorton-like blast of Latakia but the flavoring, while diminished on all the bowlfuls that followed remains. Sasieni smokes cool, packs well and the flavors of all the leafs in combination continue to satisfy. A little more expensive than Stout but a far more flavorful smoke, Sasieni will be my one and only for as long as it is available.
5 out of 5
Patience is rewarded with a complex smoke
A smooth smoke with pleasantly creamy clouds of smoke. Very pleasant room note! Not nearly as Latakia heavy as other Balkan style English blends and just sweet enough. With a little patience, the smoke became gradually more complex. The last third of the bowl was sheer alchemy. Perfectly balanced in flavors. The lingering room note after a smoke is intoxicating. Aftertaste is not at all cigarette-y or overly smokey. The longer I smoke this bowl the more I love it! This'll become an old favorite of mine. Great for an after work smoke to unwind and ponder. Perfect with a good book. A little too heavy on nicotine to smoke back-to-back bowls. -------------------------- Bag note: earthy and sour (but not ketchup). The first 1/3 of the bowl: Way lighter than I expected. Almost too light at first. 5mins into the bowl, I began notice and appreciate the subtleties of this smoke. Light floral notes with hints of sweetness dance forward then melt into the background. Mid bowl: Midway through the bowl, it becomes quite good. spicier tones and woodsy undertones are present. Earthy. Almost leathery. Last 1/3 of the bowl: Simply Lovely at the bottom of the bowl. Sweet and floral and musty like autumn leaves are blended perfectly. Pleasantly cool and creamy smoke. ----------------- Tobacco tin age: 5 months Pipe: Meerschaum Smoker: female cigarette convertee. Late 20s. 7 months of pipe smoking.
5 out of 5
Balkan sasieni
Great tobacco,smooth and enjoyable
4 out of 5
Excellent blend
Excellent blend
5 out of 5
Two Thumbs Up
Fan-"cussword"-tastic! If you like balkan/english blends and haven tried Balkan Sasieni yet, do yourself a favor and buy yourself a tin...or five.
5 out of 5
balkan sasieni
Exelent pipe tobacco. This is my all time smoke nice smoke good taste not to wet or dry on opening this is way better than balkan sobrany way better
5 out of 5
Flawless
I just love this stuff. This is what an english/balkan should taste like! Excellent burning properties, quality tobaccos. It somehow manages to punch your taste buds with flavor, and smoke mildy at the same time. bravo
5 out of 5
Shortstop
Review request came a day before the pipe hehe but when the pipe came I had to try it ASAP. Very pleasent surprise. As described it is a small pipe about equal to my clay pipe. Its great for that quick smoke or to sample a new blend smokes cool and leaves no waste even with a moister blend. Nice size for your shirt or vest when you leave for the day & desire a quick smoke. Corn cob does not disappoint & I find I use this more rather than let a bigger bowl set between sessions
5 out of 5
Latakia I love you!
Very flavorful and aromatic. Reminds me of the smell of Istanbul as we sailed through to the Black Sea!
5 out of 5
Balkan At Its Best!
This blend is one of the best Balkans I've come across. It's not a Latakia bomb but rather it focuses on the Oriental leaf which I believe is the Yenidje leaf. The oriental leaf used has a distinct flavor and adds so much character to the smoke. The Red Virginias add a sweet note that's not heavy and is very pleasant, while the Latakia adds another level of depth to this amazing blend. No tongue bit. Perfect moisture from the tin. It is in summary, a blend that's so unique you have to try it to understand it.
5 out of 5
Balkan Sasieni
Great Balkan,would order again .Very mellow not overpowering medium smoke of great mixture ...Need a large pipe for it to get all experience in full.
5 out of 5
Best ever
Best ever
5 out of 5
Worth the Gamble
Very good blend.
5 out of 5
Very pleasant smoke
I don't know what Bakan Solsanie was like, but if it was anything like this, all I can say is WOW! This is by far, the best pipe tobacco I have ever smoked. It takes some getting used to and should be smoked carefully and slowly to be appreciated slowly. It also has a high nicotine content so, if you're not careful, you can get a nice buzz. Smoked cool, dry and no bite. Very complex and Smokey. Worth every penny.
5 out of 5
Perfect For Me.
Just received 3 more tins of this from P&C but will have to buy more shortly as this has become my go to and smoke all day tobacco. Perfect blend of strength, smoke, and taste.
5 out of 5
Balkan SAS
This is probably the best tobacco I have ever put into smoking pipe the smoke is cool and no tung bite I was left with such a beautiful taste in my mouth I couldn't resist having another smoke great for a winters night love this tobacco
5 out of 5
P & C Rocks
Good prices fast service
5 out of 5
Top Dog
I have been smoking Sasieni for 7mos. not a long time but long enough to know that you either like or you don't, there is no ignoring this blend once you understand the depth of flavors and taste. I have 25 tins in my cellar and buy at regular pace, it is my go to smoke, I hate the word tobaccy or baccy it cheapens the leaf and the designer who creates what we enjoy. A lot of earth flavors in this blend, never have I experience any bite, packs well, and burns slow hardly any dottle. Just to pass time or for reflextion this tobacco would fit well with ant task.
4 out of 5
It Will do Just Fine!
I can't always find or afford Balkan Sobranie, but, Balkan Sasieni will do just fine. Loads of flavor and a pleasant room note.
5 out of 5
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