Balkan Sasieni Original Formula Pipe Tobacco

MSRP: $12.28
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Brand: Balkan

Model: Sasieni Original Formula

Blended By: Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Tobacco Type: Latakia, Orientals, Virginia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: English

Strength: 3 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Tolerable

Flavoring: None

Amount: 50 g. / 2 oz.

Country: Denmark

16 Reviews

  • 4
    Great balkan

    Posted by New piper on 1st Jan 2020

    I am relatively new to pipe smoking (appropriately 4 months), so my palette has not developed yet to that of a novice smoker. However, my experience with this blend was fairly pleasant. Upon opening the tin I noticed the smell of a long burning campfire. The tobacco is tightly pressed, which I assume is to retain moisture content in packaging. While loading my cob, I found the tobacco to pack easy. After loading I was able to get it lit off one match. The room note is the same as the tin note deep smokey woodsy, but I noticed when retro-hale it gave a slight peppery taste, which really caused me to salivate. I found this blend to behave very well and doesn’t need constant relights. I know that I will get flack from tobacco snobs, but I found that after smoking 1/3 of a bowl and revisiting the bowl about an hour or so later smoothed out the taste, making it more pleasing to smoke. Overall I enjoyed this blend and will be ordering several more tins. I already have one set aside to age for the next year or so.

  • 4

    Posted by Diego Rodriguez on 28th Oct 2019

    It burns great to the end, without relighting it. The orientals are very present, with an intense taste. Very good choice for an English blend.

  • 5
    Fantastic English

    Posted by Casey on 15th Aug 2019

    I feel like this guy is a little underrated even though it's always a top seller. You don't hear much about it and when you do it is kind of just whatever. In my experience anyway. Maybe because of the cheaper price point or maybe because the seasoned piper knows to keep the really good tobaccos on the DL so it doesn't sell out. I don't know but, I do know its amazing! I currently have Blackhouse, Bengal Slices White, Squadron Leader, Plum Pudding Reserve, and Ashton Artisan Blend in my rotation. I like this better than everything but Plum Pudding which is saying a lot! It consistently behaves well from staying lit to no tongue bite, and It comes at a perfect moisture level. Its complex as well as delicious and leaves a really nice flavor in your mouth when you're done. I REALLY enjoy it. Solid smoke that English lovers can't go wrong with. Cheers!

  • 5
    Balkan Sasieni pipe tobacco

    Posted by Paul Mc Euen on 30th Jul 2019

    I'll make this short & sweet. Balkan Sasieni is an oriental forward, English/London style tobacco. It's those wonderful oriental tobaccos that make this my one & only smoke. I.M.O., if you haven't tried this tobacco, that's good. More for me when I reorder. If you have, then you understand just what it is I'm talking about without my spewing any more rhetoric. Nuff said. Go & grab some.

  • 5

    Posted by thomas teague on 7th May 2019


  • 4

    Posted by fred on 18th Dec 2018

    good smoke

  • 4
    Balkan Sasieni

    Posted by gmack on 15th Dec 2018

    Nice mild Balkan mix. Grows on you.

  • 4
    Balkan Sasieni

    Posted by mike on 14th Dec 2018

    I use to give this 5 stars but it seems to have lost some of its strength or my taste has changed It is however still a first class smoke with a clean and even burn and tolerable room note and a very reasonable price. I would recommend this to anyone especially a new Balkan smoker.

  • 5
    Balkan Sasieni Original Formula Pipe Tobacco

    Posted by dave on 14th Dec 2018

    My favorite english tobacco.