For many pipe smokers, half of the enjoyment that comes with this hobby is the constant hunt and collecting of new and exciting smoking items. Whether this is sourcing a new pipe for your collection, discovering an untried blend, or adding that final important accessory to your kit.
Whether you’re searching for your first pipe, your tenth, or your fiftieth, the selection criteria should never become less important. For many, the joy of purchasing a new pipe lies as much in the hunt for the perfect one, as it does in the joy of smoking it.
Within the pipe smoking community, the ageing of tobacco seems to be a somewhat divisive topic. On the one hand, there are people that believe that because tobacco is a plant, it should be treated like other plants and consumed when fresh.
Having a well maintained pipe is the key to having a successful and enjoyable pipe smoking experience. No matter your rotation, whether you have one pipe or one hundred pipes, it’s important that you take good care of them so that they can continue to serve you with fantastic smokes.
Something we’ve recently added to our offering here at Havana House is Dokha, an Arabic tobacco that is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. There are a number of reasons for its popularity which we’ll explore in this article in more detail, however, in short it offers a more intense smoking experience – perhaps something […]
When discussing pipes, the word ‘cake’ no longer means a delicious baked good, but rather refers to the process of building up a layer of carbon on the inner walls of your pipe’s chamber! Cake, in this context, is the black layer on the inside of tobacco pipes, however, achieving the perfect cake is not […]
Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned pro, lots of people make avoidable mistakes when smoking pipes. These common mistakes can lead to a smoke that you’d rather forget, or even worse, put you off for good. Read our guide for the dos and don’ts of pipe smoking, to be sure you get a pleasant smoke […]
While many things have an impact on the tastes we get from our pipe, such as how fast we puff on it, how much tobacco we pack in and what we use to light it, the actual geometry of our pipe also plays a strong role in creating the flavours we receive. We take a […]
When Sir Walter Raleigh introduced tobacco to the people of Tudor England all the way back in the 16th-century, a whole new industry was born; clay pipe making. They’re a far cry from the pipes we know and love now, but their history has paved the way for our tobacco smoking staple.