Re: Qehwa mu'essel
Actually I have gotten smoke a fair amount of Qehwa and yeah, it's a less processed ( but still washed) moassel that is naturally flavoured and far better then most of what you can buy in the states. It's not my favorite Indian product but i'd compare it to a more moist version of Salloum with a lot more flavours. The Black Currant Arabian flavours are the best but the spice flavours are very nice as well.
It doesn't really compare with the more traditional products from India but it's worth getting. Bottom line: buy a ticket to Goa and grab a lot of jurak, tombac and moassel.
Oh, I also want to encourage Pattel to get his uncle to start doing mail order. It totally sucks that all the really cool tobacco products aren't available on the West.