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Peterson Early Morning Pipe Tobacco

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Early Morning Pipe by Peterson is considered a standard of measure for what a light English blend should be by a large number of experienced pipers.  The flavor is sour, sweet, and tangy more than smoky.  Because of the balance of the constituent tobaccos, the smoker is able to discern subtle flavors. 

Brand: Peterson

Blended By: STG

Model: Early Morning 

Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental, Virginia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: English

Strength: 2 of 5

Taste: Medium

Room Note: Pleasant

Flavoring: None

Amount: 1.75 oz Tin


What is in it?
This blend is an English mixture which has been pressed and stoved.  This blend uses the following tobaccos.
Latakia: Cyprian Latakia is present in a small amount.
Oriental: The Oriental tobacco seems to be mostly Turkish.
Virginia: The Virginia here seems to be of the Red and Lemon varieties.
What does it smoke like?
Early Morning Pipe is considered a benchmark English blend by many.  This is a lighter flavor than you may find in some other blends.  No one component is the center of attention here.  The blend is flavorful, and it seems to be very balanced and well rounded.  The taste is dry in the same manner as some wines are dry.  Since the latakia is very lightly added, one should expect a sweet and tangy flavor with very little dark smokiness.  A consistent blend that could be smoked all day, this would make an ideal introduction to English blends.  Similar blends would include Presbyterian Mixture and SG Squadron Leader.
How to prepare it?
Peterson uses a beautiful medium ribbon cut for many of their blends.  This loads into a pipe very easily.  A brief drying is recommended but the tobacco is certainly smokable as is.  Use a lighter pack for maximum flavor, and tamp at regular intervals.
Room Note:

54 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Lou Trapani on 29th Mar 2023

    Used it for years, first when it was Dunhill. Mix it with Nightcap for an all-day smoke.

  • 1
    Not. For. Me.

    Posted by John Foley on 13th Mar 2023

    I know this is rated highly by many smokers. I'm not one of them. I've tried it many times and I just don't see it. I think who likes what in a lot of cases just comes down to body chemistry. This does not suit mine. I get none of the flavors I hear everyone else reviewing. Even just "puffing" and unlit bowl of this has an unpleasant oily taste/scent. For me it's like smoking a bowl full of black pepper. It just burns and tastes acrid. No enjoyment whatsoever. The harshest cigar I've ever had tastes better than this. I know none of these are direct comparisons, but I like English Luxury, Proper English, Arango Balkan Supreme, plum pudding, etc. This I just can't do. I don't feel "bad" giving this a negative review, as so many other people like it, I know my review probably won't dissuade anyone from trying it, but now I'll have to read through other reviews to see if anyone shares my opinion. Happy smoking!

  • 4
    Early Morning

    Posted by Scott on 6th Feb 2023

    Another excellent English style pipe tobacco, just one star below Old Dublin. Give it a try.

  • 5
    It's grown on me

    Posted by Nicholas Burns on 18th Jan 2023

    I really like this tin, it's a nice rotation with some of the sweeter blends. Great morning noon and evening. Great with tea and coffee. Something meditative and stimulating about the blend, without assaulting your senses.

  • 5
    Early morning pipe

    Posted by Johnny P on 12th Jan 2023

    Morning, noon, night, good anytime of the day IMHO. great flavor and no bite! I for one will keep this tin top shelf.

  • 5
    Try something new

    Posted by Nicholas Burns on 5th Jan 2023

    I ordered this because I wanted a milder version of their Nightcap blend, this did disappoint me. The gentle spice really does help clear the morning cobwebs, it's quite invigorating with your morning tea or coffee. I smoked it as slowly as possible and found it burns cleans and cool. I would recommend to those wanting something to contrast with sweeter blends and give variety.

  • 5
    Early morning pipe

    Posted by Darren on 24th Dec 2022

    This is my usual daily smoke. It's a smooth smoke with a robust flavor that's easy on the tongue.

  • 5
    Not just for mornings

    Posted by Richard Gress on 29th Oct 2022

    I returned to pipe smoking after 20 years, and one of several I’ve purchased is EMP. it is now at the top of my list, especially as my taste now runs to the mellower end of the spectrum. I already ordered my second can in case I run out.

  • 4
    Pleasant first bowl blend

    Posted by Sam Brooks on 24th Sep 2022

    This is a very nice "first bowl" blend. I usually smoke my first one early evening, and this is a good starter before I move on to my favorite heavy English blends. I tend to like a lot of Latakia and Perique, and IMHO this could use a bit more of both. But that is just my personal preference - I definitely recommend this blend for an early smoke, or for new smokers.