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Latakia Tobacco(30 ml)

Quartet incorporates the four elements of sun, fire, earth and air to produce a rich, intense smoky-peppery tobacco. The blend embraces the Syrian Latakia process of sun-curing the tobacco, then smoke-curing over controlled fires of Valonia oak, Aleppo pine, Lebanon cedar, Greek juniper and indigenous aromatic herbs. The result is a powerfully distinct symphonic delight for the senses.

Flavor Profile: Smokey and Peppery

Small Batch
Naturally Extracted
From “Single Tobacco Cultivar”
Using only the best leaves and the best part of the leaves
Could be likened to: The finest wine in the world of tobacco vaping liquids

Contents: 30ml
Weight: 3.8 oz
VG/PG ratio: 50/50
Naturally Extracted in Italy, Bottled in California

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A rare blend with a remarkable flavor, Syrian Latakia tobacco is first sun-cured and then smoke-cured using aromatic herbs and fragrant woodsy plants in controlled fires. The result is a peppery, smoky taste that’s as robust as it is delicious.
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Sun, fire, earth and air are the four key components in the creation of Quartet, a tobacco blend brought to life using the rare Syrian Latakia process. The flavorfully spicy blend produces a symphony of perceptions, with a tango of smoky-peppery taste and aroma.

The process of creating authentic Syrian Latakia tobacco is rare within itself, and we did one better by acquiring a one-of-a-kind lot of Syrian Latakia tobacco that had been patiently and perfectly aged for a full eight years.

We are proud to offer our tobacco aficionados a numbered limited edition of Quartet, featuring this scarce and sensational tobacco, for the collection and enjoyment of true connoisseurs.


Hitting our Syrian Latakia target

In our perpetual search for perfection, we began visiting tobacco specialists around the world to explore their private and intimate collections of rare tobacco. One Italian specialist had an astonishing collection, giving us a chance to taste a diversity of tobacco types from a variety of origins.

Each tobacco blend enchanted us in its own way – until we met the Syrian Latakia. Once the specialist bid us to take a taste of the eight-years-aged Syrian Latakia, we were finally enlightened as to what true enchantment tasted like.

Fully captivated by the experience, we were able to appraise and decided to purchase at any cost this small, unique and precious lot. And it’s now available to you, for only as long as quantities last.

Finding a Syrian Latakia blend that has been patiently aged for nearly a decade is one of our most notable moments in the history of Black Note. And anyone aware of the painstaking effort involved in each step of the Syrian Latakia process will understand why.

Here Comes the Sun

First step in Latakia process

The first step in the Syrian Latakia production process is the sun-curing of the tobacco in tightly- sealed barns. Here the sun’s vibrant rays reduce the tobacco leaves’ moisture content while enhancing the tobacco’s natural flavor.

Fueling the Fire

Second step in Latakia process

The next step is to smoke-cure the tobacco over controlled fires of Valonia oak, Aleppo pine, Lebanon cedar, Greek juniper and indigenous aromatic herbs. The Mediterranean woody plants and native herbs produce a dark, smoky leaf with an intense yet delicate taste and aroma.

Down to Earth

Foundation of growth

Earth plays a role in the Syrian Latakia process by providing the foundation and nutrients required for the tobacco and native foliage to grow. Soft rains and humid soil in the milder Mediterranean seasons produce the ideal environment for indigenous plant life to flourish.

Air Apparent

Delivering the notes

Air’s part in the process is to deliver the aromatic notes during the smoke-curing process. Oxygen fuels the crackling flames that produce the powerful smoke that caresses and infuses the tobacco leaves with their unmistakable Syrian Latakia aroma and taste.

Accidental Discovery

Stored in smoky homes

The Syrian Latakia process was most likely discovered by accident when small farmers were forced to store unsold tobacco in their fire-heated homes. The stored tobacco ended up taking on the flavor and aroma of the smoke, yet the product was initially shunned.

Savvy manufacturers knew pipe tobacco was already being produced using fire-curing methods, tobacco that was quite costly. They decided to try the smoke-cured tobacco coming out of Syria’s Port of Latakia. The Syrian Latakia name was born, as was a market for the sun-cured and smoke-cured tobacco.

Make Mine Rare

Scarcity of Syrian Latakia

The rarity of Syrian Latakia tobacco comes from the Syrian government’s ban on using wood to dry or smoke crops issued after World War II. A scarcity of wood throughout the region led many farmers to move to Cyprus, where they found a more abundant supply of evergreen bushes to cure their tobacco. It is important to note that our Quartet blend is composed of 100% pre-conflict Syrian Latakia.

Although Syrian Latakia is cured with heavier smoke, the tobacco is smoother, cooler and has a more delicate tobacco aroma. Latakia from Cyprus is cured with lighter smoke, yet produces a hotter and stronger taste and aroma.

Work of Genius

Retaining a treasured method

Just as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is considered a work of genius, we believe our ninth blend of Quartet using the Syrian Latakia method has a similar status. The savory, smoked note combined with the natural etheric oils from the tobacco produce a refined cool, smooth taste with a melodic peppery burst that can make your senses sing.

Extended Process, Limited Edition

One-of-a-kind opportunity

Just as it would be impossible to recreate the glory of any of Beethoven’s unique symphonies, it would be a real challenge to find another lot of Syrian Latakia that is as precious as the one we currently have available. Some say perfection is impossible to find, but we disagree. We believe we found it with the rare lot of Syrian Latakia that serves as the basis of our limited edition of Quartet.



Pipe smokers, try this

Latakia can be somewhat of an acquired taste, but if you have been a pipe smoker, you are likely familiar with it. Or if you like spicy tobaccos, I would say try it. And if you are lucky enough to have a bit of the retired Cadenza, mix the two for a treat. Less of the Quartet than the Cadenza because the Quartet is a strong flavor.

(Posted on 12/12/2017)
By Matt

Awesomely smokey

Really delivers on a smokey vape. A little intense for all day every day, but perfect with a glass of whiskey. Or sometimes I mix a little Quartet with Prelude or Forte to bring out a little extra smoke and ash flavor (in a great way) for an even more convincing cigarette replacement when I need the extra kick.

(Posted on 12/9/2017)
By Andrea

It is what it is ...

Not every review can match the other 5 star options - this literally tastes like house fire soot. I would not recommend starting with this but if you feel like you want to try something that is nothing like the others, this would be it. Not even so much reminiscent to bold non filtered burning tobacco... maybe charred or wood rather.
: ) Another analogy - If you are at a camp fire and actually prefer it when the wind blows the smoke directly at you when most others move their position then this is for you.
Some people prefer black coffee and some like me, prefer iced sweet tea ; )

(Posted on 12/5/2017)
By Greg R.

Too d*** good

Grrrr, I almost wish I'd never stumbled upon this, it's now the only e-juice I truly enjoy, but it brother it's not inexpensive.

(Posted on 12/1/2017)
By Anthony


I normally vape Prelude, but when I want a more bold flavor I vape Quartet. Both outstanding products!!!

(Posted on 11/30/2017)
By Nicholas


This is the third Black Note e-liquid I’ve tried, and easily the best. The bold flavor is very similar to smoking high quality hand rolling tobacco.

(Posted on 11/25/2017)
By michael


Though a little more pricey, this flavor is a nice special occasion treat.

(Posted on 11/9/2017)
By Rai

Strong, but good

This is an intense cigar like flavor. While it was too strong for me on its own, it mixed nicely with other flavors to give them a kick.

(Posted on 11/8/2017)
By Andrew

Unique Vape

I really enjoy this one. It smells and tastes just like a chewing tobacco my brother used to use. Nice flavor and never had another e liquid like it.

(Posted on 11/2/2017)
By Alan

Tastes like cigar

Quartet tastes like a cigar. I am more of a cigarette smoker so I did not really like this one. My favorites are the Virginia tobaccos.

(Posted on 10/2/2017)
By Kit

By FAR my favorite

Much different than the other e-juices sold by Black Note! Love it. Not chemically. Not artificial. Perfectly smoky flavor. My wife loves the Prelude and hates this. The flavors are massively different. This is my go to, favorite vape. Never had better. Wish it came in bigger bottles.

(Posted on 10/1/2017)
By Patrick


This is the first eliquid I have had that really felt like I was smoking a real cigarette..I love black note products, but this one set the bar...I hope it is around for a long time.

(Posted on 9/21/2017)
By Jason H

Bad Ass stuff!

Quartet is one of the most killer vapes I've had in my four years of vaping. It's hard to find something with that spicy zippy note and it's right here.
My only complaint about Black Note is that in 2017 it's time to up those bottles to 60ml's. I realize they are doing something special & unique but at $35 I'd like love to have this be more than an every once in a while enjoyment.
Killer stuff though!

(Posted on 9/20/2017)
By Tyler

Top Notch Product from a Top Notch Company

I was a officer in the military and picked up the unhealthy habit of cigar smoking. Did the cigar clubs and everything you can think of. It started to catch up to me physically so I decided to make the healthy life decision of switching over to vape. I tried other companies products and they tasted like garbage. Others gave me heart palpitations. Black Note is top notch and you have nothing to worry about with their product. They are the real thing without the cancer. There is no question. They will take care of your every single need and if there is a problem they make it right. As per quartet, it is exactly as the description states. Peppery, smoky, earthy. It in my opinion is number three out of the flavors black note produces.

(Posted on 9/20/2017)
By Abdulaziz

True Tobacco


(Posted on 9/18/2017)
By Ken


Not good. Huge fan of Prelude and especially Sonata. Quartet is indeed very different form the other Blacknote juices. It's got a medicine-y, perfume-y, chemical-y taste to it. Doesn't taste "natural" to me (unlike the other Blacknote offerings I've had). It even smells odd in the bottle. Fortunately I had some Prelude still around that I was able to cut this with and make it at least vape-able.

(Posted on 9/14/2017)
By Jerry

Rating Upgrade

After working my way through a full bottle of Quartet, while also trying several others, I have increased my rating. Quartet is the most satisfying of the lot. It is smooth and full of flavor. I have re-ordered and will continue to do so.

(Posted on 9/13/2017)
By Chip

Pipe lovers dream!

Say good bye to "tounge bite", this latakia (pronounced Lat-Ta-Key-Ah) is very balanced. A pipe lovers dream without the dreaded "tounge bite" produced from smoking a traditional pipe!

(Posted on 9/12/2017)
By Matthew

Absolutely amazing!

I'm glad that I didn't rate the others before I tried Quartert, because I would have been tempted to leave 5 stars reviews for them, and that wouldn't have left me any scope to describe just how much better Quartet is than anything else I have ever known.

An amazingly smokey, complex flavour which is absolutely the jewel in the black note crown.

Some people question the premium price of the black note juices - and Quartet is the priciest - but nothing else even comes close to the flavour and quality!

(Posted on 9/12/2017)
By Robert


Very distinct flavor from the other options in my opinion. I may try mixing as another reviewer mentioned. I still like Legato best but this is an excellent option as well. I've yet to try a Black Note flavor I didn't like. Keep up the great work!!!

(Posted on 9/11/2017)

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E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

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When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

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The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

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Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

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One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

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Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

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From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

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The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For immediate advice, contact poison control center: (800) 222-1222