The Kendal Balkan Flake is a flake pipe tobacco for the Latakia fans out there. It has a core Virginia base carefully blended with a good helping of Latakia for an unrivaled characterful flake of medium strength. The Latakia is not overpowering so suitable for the new comer wanting to try a true English blend.
Latakia: Latakia blends are the marmite of tobacco world “Love it or hate it.” Pure it is mainly used as a blending tobacco due to the overpowering flavour it provides. The flavour has a very distinctive tarry odour accompanied by a characterful burnt ash taste, which is due to a long curing process over smokey fires. Most smokers buy small amounts and add a pinch to a bowl full to add depth and character to the smoke. The Latakia is an acquired taste and definitely wouldn’t be recommended for the novice smoker.
Flake Pipe Tobacco: The Gawiths Kendal Balkan Flake is sold in flake form. Flake tobacco usually requires rubbing (breaking up) before it can be smoked. The tobacco can be rubbed to the smokers preference depending on whether they prefer a slow or fast burn rate.
Loose packaged to order: Here at the Black Swan Specialist Tobacconist we buy many of our Balkan Flake Pipe Tobacco in half kilo bags. This means we hand package your tobacco and inspect every strand before it reaches you.