Just received two new plain (unscented) Indian snuffs, made by Janta Naswar Factory
, based in Jodhpur, Rajasthan:
White Horse (Indian White Snuff) and White Horse Gul. Had some pinches of both, the first impressions are very nice.
I find them both equally fine and dry, solid medium strength (fairly safe for pleasurable chain pinching). They differ in colour and taste, though. White Horse is brighter and has somewhat sourish tin note, whereas White Horse Gul is a tad darker and has a subtle sweetness to it along with a very, very slight chocolaty-ghosting tin note, the thing I really love about gul type snuffs. Nose burn is typical of similar snuffs in the same category: sharp, but fast subsiding.
Both snuffs are not as lightweight as 41P WE or DW (read: not as dusty, hence less challenging to take) and could be recommended as an easier introduction to fine Indian snuffs for a curious beginner. Mind you, though, they are still quite fine - you might notice a cloud of snuff particles upon closing the lid!
Good thing about these 20 g tins - they are wide enough for grabing a pinch comfortably and might do a nice job serving as a basic table snuffbox.