Treasure Hunting (How to Get Your Hands On Elusive Tobaccos Such as Esoterica Penzance, Balkan Sobranie, and Germain’s Brown Flake!)

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Esoterica Penzance, Balkan Sobranie, Samuel Gawith and Germain’s Brown Flake are but a few of the mystical tobaccos which eluded me for years, always lurking just out of reach. I would hear people praise them in forums or at my local smoking parlor and get angry because I wanted to be a part of the discussion.

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Straus Tobacconist (A Stroll Through The Best Little Tobacco Shop in the World)

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I was 16 years old the first time I ever stepped foot into a tobacco shop. Taking place over 20 years ago, this was before all the draconian laws were made to tax and ban smoking out of existence. I’m 37 now. I’ve been going to the same shop all this time. Others have come and gone, but one store has stood the test of the ages.

Straus Tobacconist.

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