Notice to All Customers - Curbside Pickup and Mail Order Available

These are strange times as we navigate through an uncertain personal and business climate. We are providing curbside pickup at the store from 12:00 till 5:00 Mon. through Sat. effective immediately.

Call us in advance at 408-293-5144 and we will pull an order for you. Or you can just stop by the store and knock on the front door. Let us know what you want and we will deliver the cigars/ tobacco to you curbside.

We also provide a Mail Order service via USPS Priority Mail. Send us an e-mail at and we will contact you for all the particulars.

Pipe Tobacco can be purchased directly on our website.

Our goal is to provide the best service to you while keeping us all healthy. We look forward to seeing you on the other side of this.

- The gang at Mission Pipe Shop

1205 The Alameda  |  San Jose, CA 95126  |    (408) 293-5144  |   facebookyelpinstagramgoogle-plus

pipe-tobacco2Burley tobaccos are air cured and harvested by the stalk. The air curing process which takes place in an open barn under natural weather conditions takes 4 to 6 weeks. The leaves will turn from green to light tan or brown. The world's best Burleys are grown in Kentucky and Tennessee.

Virginia tobaccos are cured after they are harvested, leaf by leaf in the fields, when the tobacco is ripe. The green leaves turn yellow during the curing time. Virginia tobaccos are grown in many countries around the world. The Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia produce outstanding flue cured tobaccos.

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new-pipeBreaking in your new pipe is a crucial step in making a sweet tasting, long lasting pipe. It takes time, patience and skill. It is an investment whose rewards will be reaped manifold. The goal when breaking in a pipe is to remove any remaining impurities in the briar and to develop a uniform cake around the wall of the entire smoking chamber. The cake, like the firebrick in a fireplace, serves to insulate the briar while reducing the possibility of burning out your new pipe. As your pipe develops a carbon cake, the flavor of your tobacco will change and you will experience a cooler, drier, more mellow and richer smoke.

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choosing-a-pipeThe first rule in selecting a pipe is to purchase the best possible pipe you can afford. The ultimate price of all pipes is determined by briar quality, stem quality, and the quality of workmanship. The quality of briar is determined by a number of factors including aging, grain texture and the lack of imperfections. This quality determines how smoothly your new pipe will break-in, how dry and mellow your pipe will smoke and how resistant to souring-out your pipe will be during its life.

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Saturday 10am - 5:30pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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