The Roots of Dokha Tobacco
The roots of Dokha tobacco go back hundreds of years. The first documented evidence of tobacco leaves being smoked in a small, hand carved, wooden pipe dates back to the 1400s. Shepherds in the mountains of Northern Iran smoked this tender leaf tobacco while tending their flock. The tobacco was grown for recreational and perceived medicinal use. No-one knows exactly where the word ‘Dokha’ came from, however, it’s a very apt name as it is believed that the word Dokha roughly translated into English means ‘dizzy’. Smokers of this tobacco (Dokha) speak highly of the ‘buzz’ associated with the experience of smoking Dokha – the buzz being the ‘dizzy’ sensation you get when smoking this traditional Arabic tobacco, especially for the first time….
Although Dokha has its roots in Persian culture, today it is smoked all over the world – sailors brought it to the Middle East and the Middle East brought it to the rest of the world. Dokha used to be the preserve of royalty, saving the best quality Dokha for themselves, however nowadays the common man can get hold of these premium Dokha products simply by purchasing them from Enjoy Dokha UK (www.enjoy-dokha.co.uk) or Enjoy Dokha USA (www.enjoydokha.com) or Dokha Europe (www.dokha.eu).
The traditional Dokha curing method is super natural as there are no chemicals, additives or preservatives added to this natural pure product. Large whole tobacco leaves are harvested and hung to dry out in the arid desert air on a line similar to a fishing line. While hanging, the tips of the leaves are saturated with nicotine, and the natural colouration of the tobacco plant is maintained – nothing added and absolutely nothing taken away.
Where can I buy Dokha Tobacco in the UK
Enjoy Dokha UK have worked very hard to educate the local Independent Tobacconist network in the UK of the benefits of selling Dokha products. With a substantial number of their customers looking at alternatives to smoking cigarettes, Dokha is of interest to them, especially when they learn how the tobacco is organically grown, harvested and sealed in air tight bottles to preserve the freshness and colouration of the tobacco.
If you visit the Enjoy Dokha UK website and click on the top bar CONTACT and then click on the Store Locator you can see that a lot of Independent Tobacconists have signed up with us to bring Dokha to their local communities. They tell us that they are surprised at how popular it is becoming with their regular local customers and that’s good news for the future sustainability of our business.
If you can’t find a local Independent Tobacconist that carries your favourite brand or blend, then of course you can come direct to Enjoy Dokha’s website and order your preference.
Enjoy Dokha offer Next Day delivery if you place your order BEFORE 3pm Monday – Thursday. If you place your order on Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will be dispatched on the next working day Monday and will be delivered on Tuesday. Please be aware that some parts of Scotland may take a couple of days to receive your parcel.