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


  • 1.75 oz Tin

Country: United Kingdom


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.

23 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Chuck on 10th Mar 2020

    This is the one. Aromatic smoke is great but I wanted satisfaction a cigar brings without the drama. Very mild In temperament but very satisfying. I’ve since come to love Peterson Elizabethan, 965 blend, etc, but this is my golden standard.

  • 5
    Early Morning

    Posted by Chris Honnen on 19th Feb 2020

    I just enjoyed my first ever bowl of Early Morning Pipe Tobacco in my new Missouri Meerschaum St. Patrick’s Day Pipe with a cup o coffee as recommended by so many from the YTPC. It is a smooth blend that can start or end anyone's day off right. So glad it’s back.

  • 5
    Dunhill Early Morning Pipe

    Posted by John on 10th Nov 2018

    This is one of the few English blends I smoke. I have it enjoyed every time I've smoked it. Great morning smoke and great with a good cup of coffee.

  • 5
    Dunhill, Early Morning Pipe Tobacco

    Posted by James, " The PETERSON MAN " on 21st Sep 2018

    Morning, Noon, and Nite, best English blend with no bite or aftertaste. I've been smoking pipes for over 30 years and this one really stands on its own against all others.

  • 3

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Aug 2018

    In my opinion, it's not a bad tobacco, but it didn't live up to the hype. Nice flavor but not as smooth and mellow as I had imagined.

  • 5
    Great anytime tobacco

    Posted by Dan Barnett on 3rd Aug 2018

    Great smoke, stayed lit and smoked to ash in the base of the pipe. I enjoyed the smell and the taste. This is a great all day smoker.

  • 5
    Best Ever

    Posted by Bradford Wooster on 27th Jul 2018

    Dunhill EMP is the best pipe tobacco that there is.

  • 5
    Excellent medium English blend

    Posted by Tom E. on 14th Jul 2018

    My first experience with this blend, mild for an English blend with a pleasing taste experience. Normally I do not favor most English blends but I will be placing another bulk order.

  • 5
    Good smoke

    Posted by Unknown on 14th May 2018

    Been going through the Dunhill blends and it's pretty consistent with the others. While as a new pipe smoker it comes across a little strong it is good and worth a try.