My buddy gave me some naswar tobacco yesterday to try. It's basically dried tobacco ground very fine mixed with tree ash and lime paste or "slaked lime" for nicotine uptake and added burn. It was kind of rocked up like alkaline powdery substance are wont to do, so I put what was the size and color of a pea in my lower lip for about 30 minutes. This stuff is used mostly by the Pashtun ethnic group in Central Asia (yeah yeah, Taliban tobacco if you must lol). He siad I should spit or I would get sick, like dip, but I didn't need to spit. It was pretty strong in the nic department for sure. I didn't enjoy it that much, but always glad to try some new tobacco format.
Then we got into a dip discussion and a disgreement because he called me a hypocrite for using what is just "dip sewed up into a little teabag"... lol I gave up. He's a really smart SOB, he can figure out snus for himself if he wants. He sometimes uses Chaini Khaini straight from India that come in little Discreet-like pouches, so he's just being an asshole. After hanging out with him a lot since his return from Afghanistan I'm kind of sold on the Chaini Khaini. I hope the "Spice" they sell in Sweden is the same as his pouches with Hindi script. Tastes just like betel nut. Anyway, back to the naswar:
I couldn't find any pictures of the final product, just a bunch of tobacco leaves. Looks like green powder.