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Shek-el-Bint, a pure Syrian Latakia!

Two main types of Latakia exist historically: the more commonly found "Cyprian" and the now harder to obtain Syrian, where Latakia originated. Cyprian Latakia (like that used in our Smoked Latakia extraction) has become commonplace in the pipe-smoking world of today, largely due to the fact that true Syrian Latakia hasn't actually been produced for over a decade, primarily due to ecological impact on the region. In fact, some estimate that the world's supply of Syrian Latakia, derived from applying aromatic hardwood and shrub smoke to the higher-in-nicotine and more robust tobacco variety called Shekk-el-Bint, will be no more within the coming decade. Cyprian Latakia, conversely, also a smoked leaf tobacco, is created similarly but from a Oriental/Turkish varietal, typically Smyrna or Izmir tobacco.

The resultant difference, though subtle at times, comes out with with more aging/steeping of the eLiquid or extract; while Cyprian Latakia is a delicately sweet, yet fully smokey spiced condiment tobacco, it's tone is at times moderate to the even more hearty, more directly bold yet also more tangy/sour notes in Syria's version. Together, balanced with other up-to-the challenge tobaccos, such as a zesty perique and the darker shades of Virginias, true complexity in an English-style pipe blend is more easily achieved. Those that love Latakia in eLiquid, tend to like it in heavy dose, which is hard to maintain true complexity as a blend quickly becomes one-dimensional if a more tempered hand is not applied...however alternating between or combining the two in varying portions allows that delicate balance of robust "smoke" quality and perceivable "complexity" to shine!

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Strong May 19, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Lake Bluff, IL United States  
I was led to believe on one youtube review that this version of Syrian Latakia was different tasting than the Black Note version.  so I tried it.  To me they taste pretty much the same.  Both very good...but strong and peppery!

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best english blend hands down April 21, 2019
Reviewer: tom bailey from danbury, CT United States  
shek-el-bent is smooth, cool, deeply flavorful and consistent... my nightly companion.

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Shek el Bint, Real tobacco in liquid form!! September 27, 2018
Reviewer: Net Vaper from United Kingdom  
Full video review on YouTube link below,

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Aromatic June 28, 2018
Reviewer: Jonathan Morley from Tucson, AZ United States  
The first thing that struck me about this NET juice is that you can really smell it when you take the cap off of the bottle.  A lot of other NET flavors have excellent flavor and aroma when you vape but they don't typically have much of a nose on them while in the bottle.  The peculiar thing with Shek-el-Bint is that when you smell it in the bottle it smells tires or oil.  Almost like walking into an automotive shop.   The flavor of this juice is similar to E=mc2  but more refined in my opinion.  I love vaping it on occasion as it eliminates my vapor-tongue I sometimes gets on my EDV.  I'm really glad I took a chance on this flavor.

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May 30, 2018
Reviewer: THOMAS BRANTLEY from NEWVILLE, AL United States  

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