The Star of the East name for this pipe tobacco from Cornell & Diehl refers to the Cyprian Latakia and Izmir. The two are mixed with stoved red Virginia for a perfectly proportioned English blend.
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Star of the East
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental & Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
- 2 oz. Tin
- 8 oz. Tin
- 1 oz. Bulk
- 2 oz. Bulk
- 4 oz. Bulk
- 8 oz. Bulk
- 16 oz. Bulk
- 5 lbs. Bulk
- Cornell & Diehl
- Room Note:
Best Balkan blend period !
If it's indeed 50% Latakia, I will buy a pound, but I will try 4 oz first. I really like the thick heavy smoke.
This is one of my favorite English blends. It was my first English and it made me a believer
star of the east is always with me
I had tried this before in bulk and was not impressed. The bulk was dry and nearly flavorless. In comparison the tin version is really good. The Latakia is central of course and the Turkish is also at the front. This will probably be in my rotation (in tin form).
My favorite smoke, similar to Stokkebye's #52 but smoother. if you like Latakia blends, this is the one to smoke
Another hit from C&D. If you like your English blends Latakia forward this needs to be in your rotation.
I smoked a bowl of this for the first time this evening. I'm impressed. It's a strong but balanced English blend with nice, mellow flavors coming through from light up to cashed bowl. This is going to be a staple for me. Wonderful tobacco.
This is a truly delicious tobacco. Easy to smoke, easy to pack, and delicious. If you are thinking about trying this, you have nothing to lose!