Originally Posted by shishaholiC
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.