Also called Turkish tobacco. The name "Turkish" refers to the Ottoman Empire, which controlled the regional growing areas between the 19th and 20th centuries. It is intensely aromatic and small-leaved in nature.
Oriental tobacco sun curing process
Oriental tobacco uses the sun-curing process. The origins of the leaf are in Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey, but it is now also grown in Egypt and South Africa.
The sun-curing process of oriental tobacco.