Charatan No. 10 Mixture

A classic example of a traditional London style mixture, with the skillful blending of Latakia with Virginia and Turkish leaf being of medium cut and strength. It has a pleasant aroma and a flavour which never seems to cloy.
Notes: Frederick Charatan established his business in 1863 in London and it remained in the hands of the Charatan family until the 1960ies. Later it became owned by Dunhill (part of BAT British-American Tobacco). With the withdrawal of Dunhill from the tobacco market in 2017, Dunhill sold its brand Charatan to “Tor Imports Ltd.” (based in the UK) in order to save the old tradition brand of Charatan. Today Charatan produces pipe tobacco blends that are inspired by the former Dunhill pipe tobaccos.


Brand Charatan
Blended By  
Manufactured By House of Edgeworth
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Medium to Strong
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.20 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 20, 2020 Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild Very Pleasant
It is said that “Charatan No. 10 Mixture” is inspired by the former “Dunhill London Mixture”, which had been my favourite smoke during many years. Therefore I have high expectations.

First draws, first impressions: Optimal moisture, good burn. A striking sweetness and flavour of Black Cavendish. Am I smoking an Aromatic? Trepidation. Quite weak. I am impatiently waiting for the development of an “English” taste.

In succinct, I am very disappointed. Even in my king size pipes I have to wait to the last third in order to identify this mixture as a somewhat English blend, rather than a light Aromatic. The Virginias are weak and not of first choice. Latakia is there, in the background, donating a smoky whiff. Oriental/Turkish is only noticeable in the second half of the bowl. The whole smoke is accompanied by an undesirable added artificial sweetness and casing or topping. Now and then I get some acrid side-notes from these additives. None of the tobaccos contained deploys a satisfying aroma of its type.

I really wanted to like this mixture, since I am looking for a successor of my beloved “Dunhill London Mixture”. This blend has nothing in common with “London Mixture”. In my opinion it does not even deserve its own merit, it’s a fail. The abundant casing or topping is out of place in a supposedly classical English mixture. I tried hard and eventually gave up after having smoked half of the tin.
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