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English Tobacco - an Oriental English blend containing exotic latakia, premium perique, and flavorful Oriental tobaccos.

Notes: There is a small amount of burley in the blend, and Cyprian latakia has replaced the Syrian, as per Dan Spaniola.

BrandPaul's Pipe Shop
Blended ByDan Spaniola
Manufactured ByPaul's Pipe Shop
Blend TypeAmerican
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Perique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2507)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The grassy, citrusy Virginias also have a touch of earth and darker fruit, and are a team player while being the base of the blend. The very spicy, woody, dry and mildly buttery sweet, earthy, floral Orientals are the star components. The spice content is such that it is hard to gage how much comes from the Orientals, and how much comes from the perique, which adds a little plum and raisins in the background. The smoky, woody, earthy wine-like Syrian latakia is mostly a condiment. The earthy, woody, nutty, mildly molasses sweet and fairly savory aged burley is also a condiment, though its presence is often disguised by the Orientals, peeking through here and there during the experience. The strength and taste levels are medium, while the nic-hit is a step or so behind them. The spice content is high enough that it can nip at the tongue if puffed beyond the moderate threshold. Has no harshness. Burns clean at a reasonable rate with a mildly inconsistent flavor that has a little depth. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly spicy sweet after taste. Not an all day smoke due to the spice.

Update 11-26-2018: Having smoked the Cyprian latakia version, the only difference I note is the aspects of what Syrian (smoky, woody, earthy wine-like) and Cyprian (smoky, woody, earthy, mildly musty sweet) offer to the smoker's palate. The proportions of varietals seem the same to me with the same effects.


6 people found this review helpful.

Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This one is a staple at Paul's and blended up by his son Dan, according to the descriptive. An American English style tobacco with Burley and a dash of Perique mixed in with the Orientals, Latakia and Virginia. A nice smoke! And for whatever it is worth, I purchased several of the Spaniola house blends back in the late 1990s while purchasing one of their Cayuga pipes, which, by the way, came with a casing, too. The inner bowl was pre-carbed with honey, I think.

3 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28797)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

Very good oriental English blend. One of the first English blends I tried. I love the smoky, nutty, natural tobacco flavors. It has a strong taste that I find very delicious.

I will say, to me personally it doesn't smell appetizing at all in the pouch, smelling rather repugnant in my own opinion.

The room note is rather strong, and around other pipe smokers they don't seem to mind or even enjoy it, although some non-smokers have told me that it stinks. I personally don't mind the smell of it smoked, and think it compliments the flavor.

Would recommend for for fans of English and Oriental blends.

Pipe Used: B.B.K. Bent Billiard

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Paul's Pipe Shop and Pipe Hospital

3 people found this review helpful.

Der Pfeifenraucher Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Der Pfeifenraucher (71)
Medium to Strong None Detected Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a great tobacco. Right up there with the London Mixture from Dunhill IMO. An English blend with the usual components plus a little extra on the oriental spiciness. Great flavor, great nic hit, just a great experience. I will caution on the possibility of tongue bite. Although not in the usual experience, a fast puffer may get bite from this.

Pipe Used: cayuga

Age When Smoked: Only Dan knows for sure

Purchased From: Pauls pipe shop

1 person found this review helpful.

SmokeKing David Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SmokeKing David (128)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is a great English-style blend. It has a good amount of Latakia and is smooth and a little spicy. I could smoke this every day and not be bored with it.

Pipe Used: Old Dunhill Pot

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Paul's Pipe Shop in Flint, Michigan

Similar Blends: Dunhill 965.

1 person found this review helpful.