CEO of «ART HOOKAH» company. Producer of video hookah blog – «Hookah Box»
“WTO Tobacco is exactly that kind of a product which all the hookah industry was waiting for. It took over a niche which hasn’t been taken over by competitors because nobody could achieve such high quality and strength. We use WTO tobacco in our Lounge in California, and our American guests highly praise the tobacco, asking for updates on new types of flavors. We do hope to keep on working with «World Tobacco Original» and that they will keep growing and making new flavors. Best regards and great sales!”
Found of the «Nuahule Smoke» and «Nuahule Store» projects, popular hookah blogger, wine blogger and overall a good guy
“WTO is that kind of a product, which turned over all my understanding of hookah tobacco. It’s a unique mix of vintage cigar leaf aroma and terrific flavors which makes it a very special product on the market. Having a bowl of «WTO Cuba» and a cup of fragrant Americano is the begging of the day!
Hookah smoker since 2000 A.D. Owner of an internet store «Royal Smoke», co-owner of «Royal Smoke Club», «Royal Smoke Lounge-Bar» and «Gohard Lounge» hookah lounges.
“For me WTO hookah tobacco is the most interesting premium product. Together with Ivan Batanov we were first to be imbued with this tobacco. We were sure of its success right from the beginning. After trying the tobacco, in my first review I noted that there will be a niche for it. When I started to mix WTO with other types of strong shisha I completely fell in love with it. Afterwards a line of flavored WTO tobacco as well as a strong «WTO Nicaragua» line appeared and WTO became very popular. It was a revolution in the hookah industry. There are always guests which praise WTO products a lot, asking for it in a mix, to add its character or some prefer to smoke it solo in an official WTO branded bowl.
I’m sure that soon, hookah smoking will gradually shift from just smoking something strong to something completely different with the industry developing rapidly. «World Tobacco Original» is that exact breakthrough I’m anticipating!”
1) WTO Carribean Blend Raspberry 20% /Tangiers Pinepas 40% / Tangiers New Lemon Lime 40%
2) WTO Tanzania Original 20%/Tangiers Kashmir Cherry 50% / Tangiers Boysenberry 30%
Founder of «Typical Hookah (Tipichniy Kaljanshik)» project
“WTO is a tobacco which differs a lot with its flavors, aftertaste and it well deserves its place on the market. I don’t do mixes with WTO, I smoke it solo. I don’t see the reason to mix it.”
Co-Founder and one of the executives of the «Nargilia» company. Founder and an executive of «Hookah Battle company.
“I think WTO truly made a furor on the market, it was something new and exciting, it surprised us all. I myself enjoy «WTO Tanzania» a lot.
Manager of the biggest hookah resource in Russian internet – «CLUB 24». Owner of hookah store chain in Saint-Petersburg and a marching leader for Saint-Petersburg hookah lounges since 2007
“I should start by saying that I’m always up for diversity. There should be plenty of different types of shisha and appearance of WTO on Russian market is a big plus for hookah lovers. The price in this situation doesn’t matter since it’s a totally different hookah smoking experience.”
Popular hookah video blogger, champion of Hookah Rematch, owner of «Gustoj (Густой)» hookah lounge chain.
“WTO is a choice for true connoisseurs. It’s a revolution on the market, no less. I deeply enjoy classical «Original» line as well as a line of flavors. Additional thanks for Tanzania – it’s definitely in my top list!"
1) WTO Tanzania 60% + Satyr Bacon 40
2) WTO Rum Cake 50% + DS Basil 20% + Afzal Honey 10% + Tangiers Horchata 20%
Hookah smoker since 2005. Hookah master since 2011, one of the «Top Hookah Masters of Russian Federation».
"It sure is an innovative product with both the technology for flavors and mostly with the quality of raw materials." It surely is the best tobacco on Hookah market! The best thing about it – “It smoke flavor is just as its smell”! It’s a top for WTO!"
1) WTO Strawberry 20% +Afzal Ginger Ale 80%
2) WTO Waffle 25 % + Afzal Ice Coconut 85%
Founder and owner of «OtIvana» company. Inventor of «OtIvana» waterpipe. Founder of the new direction in design and hookah manufacture. Co-owner of «GoHard» and «TheRooms» projects
“WTO is a very interesting product which differs a lot from everything else on the market and it’s great that its owners care a lot about aromatic features of the product and that they just make you happy with new products!”
Popular hookah blogger. Owner of «Hookah Time» hookah lounges chain.
“When I got my hands on the first jar of «WTO Cuba», frankly I was surprised by the packaging and the price even though the product was made from a rather difficult to attain cigar quality tobacco. After trying «WTO Cuba» I had a desire to taste other lines of WTO. Afterwards a line of flavors appeared and I found a lot of them to be quite interesting for myself. In the end: now you can smoke WTO in almost all of the «Hookah Time» lounges!
1)Pina Colada with alco: WTO Rum Cake 25% + Argelini Pineapple 30% + Serbetli Coconut 25% + Serbetli Milk 20%
2)A taste from childhood: WTO Waffles 65% + Serbetli Tea with lemon 35%
“Over the years I tried numerous types of shisha with different flavors, blends and strength. About 1,5 years ago, If I’m correct, I myself with others were invited to a closed tasting party of an unknown tobacco brand. It later happened to be «World Tobacco Original». To say that I was surprised back then? Sure I was! It was a product which was very different from other ones with its character and very pleasant aftertaste. We were told its story of how it’s made, what type of raw materials are used and how it all turned up into this. It was fascinating. Back then we only had «Original» lines to taste. I remember «WTO Cuba», mostly due to its strength and terrific aftertaste.
Over time other interesting lines appeared as well as a line of flavors which I was very interested to use both in mixes and solo.
In the end I think, that WTO tobacco found its niche in our overflown market and is in high demand by both pros and newcomers.
If you’re a fan of classical mixology, it’s best not to mix tobacco but to layer it down (which I rarely do myself though):
1) Nakhla lemon + Nakhla Peach + small layer of WTO Cypres.
If you want to mix the tobacco:
2) WTO Raspberry + WTO Lemon Lime + WTO Basil. Mixed well and placed in the official WTO bowl. I would recommend to try as many different flavors as possible and find mixes that fit you well on your own.
“WTO tobacco – is a product which turned the whole shisha industry over, both in its methods for stuffing in the bowl (with just a few grams of tobacco used), which makes the price tag more reasonable, but also with its flavors: they are very close to their original form, very natural. All the flavors are very cool, very unique and perfect for solo smoking. Thus I prefer not to mix them”
1) WTO Lychee-Strawberry 70% + WTO Tanzania 30%
2) WTO Lemon Cheesecake 70% + WTO Basil 30%
“As a big lover for a good cigar, appearance of such a noble tobacco with deep notes of flavor and possibility to be smoked via hookah is extremely valuable. I prefer the «Original» line especially «WTO Cuba» and «WTO Tanzania».”
“What is WTO? It must be the best tobacco currently on the market. Everything is great in it, with its smoking quality, aromas and taste, mostly with my favorite «Original» line. In our hookah lounge WTO is one of the most popular tobaccos. Even though the price is high, it’s well worth it. Also it’s made in Russia! Why smoke something else if you have WTO?!
WTO Cypres 30% + WTO Cuba Original, + dry Tanzania tobacco leaf 10%
Works with hookah since 2006, worked in Moscows first hookah lounges. Prefers the term “Hookah culture”.
“I really admire the fact, that Russian manufacturers decided to start working with cigar quality leafs. Deep but soft, almost velvet like notes… people from «World Tobacco Original» are very powerful mixologists in terms of flavor, and from my point of view a mixed feel from cigar leaf with certain aroms (waffles, fragaria, etc.) was a new tension to overwrite my menu”
1) Tangiers Rangoon Sunrise + WTO Peach (layered) + WTO Fragaria (layered)
2) Adalya Caramel + WTO Waffles + WTO Lemon Cheesecake + WTO Strawberry (just a bit)
3) WTO Passionfruit + WTO Tanzania Original + WTO Rum (just a bit)
“WTO Tobacco appeared just in time on the hookah market. Everyone was waiting for something new and exciting and we received WTO!”
While I do prefer classical WTO Cuba Original…
WTO Passion Fruit 80% + WTO Maasdam Cheese 20%
“Very interesting cigar leaf flavor will definitely enrich the whole flavor pallet in hookah market”
1) WTO Tanzania Original + Al Fakher Ice Lemon White Mint
2) WTO Nicaragua Original + Nakhla Raspberry + Tangiers Cane Mint
All those years I was trying to get maximum natural taste in hookah. WTO cigar quality tobacco became a real discovery for me! Prior to that I thought it to be a miss for manufacturers not to make hookah tobacco from cigar quality tobacco. After hearing about such a product, not to mention the one made in Russia, I decided to try it in the begging of 2016.
I think it’s a real breakthrough in the hookah market. Extremely deep and natural flavors can’t stop to amaze me, especially since I appeal natural flavors so much. A very good line of flavors followed the classical «Original» line such as «WTO Cuba Original» and «WTO Tanzania Original».
Overall I would like to wish best of luck to «World Tobacco Original».
To be even more successful in what they do and to honor us with high quality products!
1) WTO Cuba Original + WTO Caribbean Blend Waffles
2) WTO Waffles + WTO Rum
“I think that appearance of WTO on the market is one of the major breakthroughs in hookah industry. Just like back in the times when cheap china made waterpipes where switched to «Starbuzz» and «Khalil Mamoon» waterpipes. Then a Federal Law – 15 appeared and Russian hookah industry took a big leap forward. I was watching the “Blastoff” of «World Tobacco Original» from the “cockpit” since I was involved in placing this tobacco on the market. Even though the competition tried to overshadow this, WTO created and popularized new category of tobacco — black tobacco with main accent placed on leaf flavor and not on the added in aromas. Many manufacturers started making shisha without aromas, just with tobacco flavor only after success of WTO. Thank you, guys, for terrific tobacco and a new line in hookah history.
I like WTO aromas but I think that the real treat is the Original line. I smoke them solo or in mixes.
1) In a classic turka bowl: Starbuzz Lebanese Bombshell + WTO Cypers (layer).
Turns into a very piney taste!
“WTO tobacco broke in to the market and instantly got renown as a very powerful and serious manufacturer. «World Tobacco Original» is serious in its craft and flavor development that I can just applaud to their success. I don’t think we’ve ever seen a more serious player on the hookah market. WTO is not just a hookah tobacco, it’s a hookah tobacco with its own charisma which fits well with self-respecting people.”
1) Serbetli/Oriental Baklava + Fumari Spice Tea + WTO Waffles + WTO Rum Cake. WTO layered on the top.
2) Tangiers Horchata + WTO Lychee-Strawberry (layered on the top).
“A unique product from cigar leaf, which made a big resonance in the whole hookah industry which raised standards for quality of tobacco and aromas”
1) WTO Caribbean Blend Raspberry 50% + WTO Melon 50%
2) WTO Caribbean Blend Passionfruit 30% + WTO Peach 30% + WTO Melon 40%
3) WTO Caribbean Blend Lime-Lemon 50% + WTO Tanzania Bergamot 50%
4) Triple layered mix DS Supernova 20% (- on the bottom) + WTO Nicaragua Porto 30% (- in the middle) + Social Smoke Dulce de Leche 30% (- in the middle) + WTO Nicaragua Lychee-Strawberry 20% (- on the top)
“It’s a wondrous work of keeping aromas and rich bouquet of tobacco.”
“I really like the flavor line of WTO tobacco, especially passionfruit, strawberry and waffles. I was really surprised how aromas mix with tobacco flavor, they are bright, natural and ideal for mixology. I should also note the Original line with complex but bright tobacco leaf flavor which goes on for the duration of the smoke. Tobacco is highly heat proof and it envelops in an interesting way when overheated.
“WTO tobacco abruptly entered the market, I should say even boldly. I remember those days. I don’t know any other manufacturer which could be so bold back then. I actually didn’t like that. I was very negative about the whole thing. I checked the reviews from all the hookah industry representatives, and I had no clue, what’s all the fuss about WTO? I bought myself a few jars, tried different placements and bowls and I wasn’t enjoying myself. On that note we had a bad argument with people from «World Tobacco Original». It was my point of view over their insistence. And I lost. Their insistence brought me to the «World Tobacco Original» HQ where I get to taste all their blends, checked their raw material and then I understood – WTO is cool!
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“It’s a very unique and expensive product. Smoking WTO is like going into a good restaurant — a treat but not and everyday occurrence.”
I enjoy «WTO Tanzania Original», due to its smoky flavor.
“Appearance of «World Tobacco Original» on the market is a shiny point in hookah industry timeline. This tobacco has its own taste and character. Its properties are perfectly complemented with numerous natural flavors. I like 4 lines of WTO tobacco individually. The choice depends weather I’m in the mood for a solo smoke or in a mix. But I do love «Tanzania…”
1) WTO Nicaragua Basil 15% + Nakhla Chocomint 60% + DS Pepperblast 25%, all mixed in a classic turk bowl.
2) WTO Tanzania Original 20% + Tangiers Kashmir 20% + Nakhla Cosmopolitan 20% + Afzal Lemon Tea 40%. Mixed in a funnel bowl.
3) WTO Cypres 100% on a branded WTO small funnel bowl.
Overall the tobacco is very interesting, it has its own approach to the market both in quality and flavors. It’s just starting to rise high in Saint-Petersburg, more and more people are interested in it. High price doesn’t scare the customers because they quality matches.
Traditionally only dried tobacco leafs where used for shisha, without letting the leaf to show its full potential and flavor, which is achieved after a lengthy fermentation. Appearance of an aromatic cigar quality leaf in hookah tobacco was anticipated and it started with World Tobacco Original.
WTO is a sexy new product on Russian hookah market. Girlz be going crazy!
1) Tangiers Lemon Tea (on the bottom) + WTO Maasdam (in the middle) + Nahkla Mizo Peach (a thin layer on top).