Thread: tobacco leaf???
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Old January 13th, 2009, 02:08 PM
Hajo Flettner
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Default Re: tobacco leaf???

Originally Posted by shishaholiC View Post
Nakhla uses a blend of tobacco varieties but the main one i think is Nicotiana rustica. Virginia is the sweetest tobacco varietty around and the cheapest i think.
Virgian is golden leaf tobacco while rustica is barker and richer in flavour. It also contains about 10-20 times more nicotine. They also dont use glycerin in Nakhla which is why it doesnt have the soappy taste all the other brands have.

BTW: all the tobacco used in moassel is washed but others much less soaked. nicotiana is almost unsmokable without being washed.
As far as I know Rustica isn't used in any moassel. A couple of years back I talked with some big shot ast Nakhla and he said that they use a wide range of leaves (he wouldn't tell me what exactly) and that they use signifcant amounts of fire cured tobacco which is a curing method that results in a fairly robust flavour with higher amounts of nicotine then is often found inmoassel.
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