Category Archives: Pipe Smoking Blogs

What is Briar Wood for Tobacco Pipes?

briarwood pipe

Briar wood is one of the most popular choices of material to make tobacco pipes from. We explore why this type of wood is so good for pipes and if you should choose a briar wood pipe for your tobacco smoking endeavours. What is Briar Wood? Briar wood comes from the root of the Erica […]

How to Smoke a Pipe

Man in a field smoking a pipe

If you want to enjoy all the wonders that tobacco tasting has to offer, but cigars aren’t quite your style, then you’re in luck. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy tobacco, but none are as distinguished and sophisticated as pipe smoking. However, if you don’t know how to smoke a pipe or do […]

How to Store Pipe Tobacco

a pipe filled with tobacco

Pipe smoking has been around for centuries and remains a classic way to enjoy smoking tobacco. Much like with cigars, pipe smoking is an experience that focuses on tasting complex blends of tobacco, but with the use of a pipe. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned smoker, when you purchase pipe tobacco you’ll likely […]

A Guide to Cellaring Pipe Tobacco

a man in a flat cap smoking a pipe

While we recommend trying various blends of pipe tobacco until you find a match, it does lead to one inevitable outcome; you’re going to end up with more tobacco than you can smoke. Be it cigars, chewing or pipe, it’s essential to know how to store your collection properly. Otherwise, you could find yourself with […]

4 Best Quotes About Pipe Smoking

A man lighting a pipe

Similar to cigars, smoking a pipe is a blend of experiences that unfold to create what some would describe, as a ritual. The combination of flavours in the tobacco, the beauty of the pipe itself, and the relaxation that it exudes are only a few of the many factors as to why it is such […]

What is the Difference Between Pipe Tobacco and Cigar Tobacco?

A smoking pipe resting on a cigar

When smoking as a pastime, many will choose to use either cigars or pipe tobacco. Here at Havana House, we sell both cigars and pipes, allowing our customers to choose between two different forms of tobacco smoking. Many cigar or pipe smokers will also indulge in the other from time to time, allowing themselves to […]

Tea and Pipe Tobacco Pairings

pipes on a table

If you’re looking for a quintessentially-British smoking experience, then it doesn’t get better than matching up a smoking pipe with a classic cup of tea. While most pairing guides relating to smoking will typically focus more on whisky and cigars, we cannot forget about our beloved pipe tobacco, which offers just as many complex flavour […]

Five Tips for the Perfect Pipe Smoke

A smoking pipe on a piece of wood with smoke from the bowl

1 There’s something special about the time spent pipe smoking. Whether it’s a contemplative moment by yourself or a long conversation with friends, pipe smoking is a wonderful way to unwind from the world. One of the joys of pipe smoking compared to other methods is the whole routine that surrounds the practice. Whether you’re […]

Six Pipe Community Instagrams to Follow for Inspiration

Authentic traditional tobacco pipes on a wooden stand

Pipe smoking is a timeless activity enjoyed by people all across the world. Whether you prefer sitting back for a quiet bowl of an evening or enjoying a smoke and catch-up with friends, pipes can mean different things to different people. Thanks to social media, the pipe smoking community has not only grown but also […]

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