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As opposed to an actual English breakfast, “English Breakfast“ is a rather light tobacco. Bright and red Virginias Bright form its basis, along with Oriental tobaccos. 20 percent Cyprian latakia give this blend its character without dominating it. The sweetness of the oriental tobaccos and the Virginias define the taste of “English Breakfast“. The latakia stays in the background, giving this blend just a final touch. It is a tobacco for the early hours or for whenever you are looking for a good-natured, straightforward companion. “English Breakfast“ is also a good start into English blends.

Notes: Contains 20% Cyprian latakia. Syrian was originally used until the stock ran out.

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging100 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
★★★☆
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

The red Virginia is a little tangy, dark fruit sweet with some earth and a hint of spice, and is the most noticeable Va, though it’s really a team player rather than a dominant ingredient. The bright Virginia is citrus sweet with a little grassiness. The black stoved Virginia is stewed fruit sweet with minor earth notes as a back up player. The Orientals are a little woody and smoky, with some sweetness in a supporting role. The Syrian latakia is very smoky, woody, and comprises twenty percent of the product. While it’s always obvious, it doesn’t distract from the inherent properties of the other components, which I found surprising considering the amount of latakia blended into the mix. The strength and taste is mild to medium. The nic-hit is mild. Expertly blended, you will notice all the flavors to varying degrees in virtually every puff. Ribbon cut for easy burning, it requires few relights, and barely leaves a drop of moisture in the bowl. Won’t bite, and has no harsh or dull moments. The room note is fairly pleasant. The after taste nicely lingers. An all day smoke, it makes a good starter English blend as well as an enjoyable change from stronger mixtures in this genre.

6 people found this review helpful.

smoking-rob Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
smoking-rob (76)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

I am smoking English Breakfast now as I write this review. The smell of this tobacco in the tin is wholly delicious with a (almost) naturally sweet and smoking wood aroma to it. It is more like a Danish type english than an England produced english, a more toasty- and sweetness that is usually associated with Danish blends. Whatever little aromatization is used is only there to underline the natural tobacco taste. I asked Hans, the blender about the black tobacco in this blend as it seemed a bit more than 20%(Latakia is the only advertised black tobacco) and he said it also contained some Black Virginia that adds a natural sweetness to this blend. Supported by Virginia and Orientals and of course Syrian Latakia, this coarse cut blend would make a delightfull introduction to the bliss that is an Danish like english blend! The taste and aroma will develop best in a not too narrow pipe. Hans is a new force to be reckoned with and up there, if not above, the other established micro-blenders. Enjoy, Rob

3 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (263)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Got granted a generous sample of this. I was expecting something along the lines of Dunill's Early Morning Pipe... we'll see if it holds up to my expectations!

Broad, chunky ribbon-cut dominated by yellow, red and brown leafs with a decent amount of black Latakia (chunky) ribbons. Tin note is very gentle and offers some earth and wood, as well as a decent musty-smoky Latakia note. Has some comfy ethereal charme to it!

Two matches and it's burning albeit the chunky ribbon-cut! Instantly the Orientals tickle my palate, screaming "I'm the star in here!". Dry, ethereal smoke with a rich, oily texture. The Latakia takes a seat in the background. The Virginia's sweetness builds up to set a delicate foundation for the Orientals to shine and the Latakia to season. Broad melange of flavor, but never overwhelming your taste buds. So yea...this definetly is a excellent morning smoke to get you going!

To me this is an Oriental-forward blend with all the ingridients in perfect harmony! The Orientals are really rich in flavors and ethereal oiliness, they make for a mouth-filling and palate spoiling smoke. Smooth, earthy-sweet and minor grassy Virginia mix setting the foundation. The Latakia seasoning, contrasting and rounding off with its peaty and musty, woodsy-leathery smokiness in the background, interlacing with the dry spice of the Turkish leafs.

Nope.. this is no Dunhill EMP at all to me, but a more burly brother to the Asmara blend by HU I'd proclaim! But it's a classy smoke, with a traditional english charme to it, I'll definetly get a tin of this with my next order. Smooth, yet rich, and very sophisticated... that's how I'd describe this in few words. Now, in the summer-time I smoke less Latakia blends and when I do I prefer blends with minor Latakia additions...strange phenomenon that a lot of pipe smokers can relate to I guess... but this hits the nail on the head for me! 4/4 stars - pure english excellence for any time of the day!

Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars

Similar Blends: In the vein of , HU Tobacco - Asmara (African Line).

1 person found this review helpful.

Wibblefishofdoom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Wibblefishofdoom (139)
★★★★
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is another HU offering that I have been lucky enough to be gifted. It's the first HU lat I've tried so I was quite intrigued to find out what it tasted like.

The aroma of the tobacco itself is very mild with hints of the latakia coming through. The packing and lighting are very easy. The smoke itself is gorgeous, there's just enough latakia to keep it perky but there is a real sweetness to it too. It's like having a coffee in the morning with a sugar, there's enough kick to get started and enough sweetness to keep you going.

In summary, a very good smoke, it would probably make a very good introduction to lats. And once again, HU maintain their good reputation IMHO in making this great tobacco.

Pipe Used: Peterson Killarney 65

Age When Smoked: Unknown

Purchased From: Gifted

1 person found this review helpful.