A blend of Turkish, latakia, red Virginia, Kentucky burley and bright strips. A complete long cut blend with the unique combination of caramel and vanilla flavors. Mildly aromatic.

BrandCornell & Diehl
Blended ByCornell & Diehl
Manufactured ByCornell & Diehl
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringCaramel, Vanilla
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1829)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

A very nice after dinner smoke for me that is steeped in sweetness, yet musty Latakia undertones as well. This is a "Bridge" blend that connects the aromatic and English worlds nicely. I really couldn't taste Vanilla but the Caramel came through in peek-a-boo style waves as did the Latakia and other Turkish components.

You'll get a cool taste and nice clean burn with this one, too. I don't know who Pasha is, but his/her dream is mine, too!

13 people found this review helpful.

SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Is Pasha’s an aromatic? I would say so, but at the same time it contains all of the elements of an English blend. This is far from the first time I have smoked an aromatic English, but I must say, not one quiet like Pasha’s. I think that this is a love or hate type blend. It may be the first aromatic English blend that I have smoked that utilizes caramel along with Turkish and Latakia. I really didn’t care for Pasha’s at all because for me there are other things that are far better choices in an aromatic English and I don’t find that caramel and Latakia go very well together. Actually, the more bowls I smoked, I found the taste downright nasty. There is a small plus to this blend and that is that it does smoke very smoothly.

Age When Smoked: New

9 people found this review helpful.

JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3023)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

None of the varietals dominate in this blend. The smoky, woody, earthy, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia is in a lead position followed closely by the woody, dry, earthy, herbal, vegetative, mildly floral, mildly sour and spicy Turkish. The nutty, woody, earthy, mildly sweet Kentucky burley is a little more obvious than the tangy dark fruity, earthy, woody, bready red Virginia. The tart and tangy citrusy, grassy, lightly sugary bright Virginia strips tend to be more of a condiment. The caramel topping is fairly mild, while the vanilla is very light. They don’t sublimate the tobaccos that much. Sometimes, I catch a hint of an alcohol topping, but I’m not certain what it is. The strength is a couple steps past the mild level, and the taste falls just short of the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but it does sport a few small rough edges. Burns cool, clean and fairly smooth at a moderate pace with a mildly sweet flavor that has a savory touch, and some inconsistency. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a short lived, weak after taste, and room note. An all day smoke that lacks depth in most all departments.


7 people found this review helpful.

RyinMD Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RyinMD (27)
Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

Turkish, Latikia, Burley, and both red and bright Virginia. Plus a sauce of vanilla and caramel. To me this is smoky and sweet. It doesn't bite, and it's nice after dinner. This has become a daily smoker for me, and I really like it with a bourbon because of the tobacco is sweet but not too sweet at least for me. I don't think Pasha's Dream would bring my wife to the basement while I'm smoking it, but I like the smell when I return after having been away for a few minutes. It has enough vitamin N to be ... um ... nourishing without making my head swim. I can go back bowl after bowl. I really like this one.

Pipe Used: L'Antra, CC, IMP, Don Warren, etc.

Age When Smoked: Fresh from the bag

Purchased From: Smokingpipes usually

6 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (2076)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable to Strong

Cornell & Diehl - Pasha's Dream.

The mixture includes ribbons, broken flakes, pieces of shag, and a few twigs. It's a fair divide between all of the different colours/varieties, and has a sweet aroma.

The tobacco side of the smoke: I find the Latakia's smokiness quite muted, it's more of a woody flavour. The Kentucky gives a notable flavour, fiery, without being too dominant. The Turkish leaf can be tasted with ease from beginning to end, and forms a higher proportion of the smoke in comparison to the others.

The added flavourings: they give a taste that's mainly sweet, with any vanilla taking the support role. I find the rest of the additives much lesser in weight. There's a very slight alcohol character, but not so much so that it can be quantified as brandy, whiskey, rum, etc..

The burn's quite quick, I've smoked two bowls whilst writing this review. On the plus side, it doesn't bite.

Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: tolerable to strong.

Pasha's Dream: I'm not a fan. One star:

Not recommended.

Pipe Used: Caminetto

Age When Smoked: Two months

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

5 people found this review helpful.

Spike Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Spike (296)
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

One of the few bulk C&D's tobacs I have enjoyed. Think Frog Morton Across the Pond "Light". I am always looking for that "change-of-pace" surprise and this one is worthwhile. An occasional indulgence. It is also light on the Latakia which suits me fine. Three and one quarter stars.

5 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

General Comment for All C&D Blends. So far, all my samples have burned clean and dry. They contain quality ingredients. If purchased fresh from C&D, I find that I must adjust the moisture content, and let them rest for 3-6 months before sampling. They change flavor dramatically in just a few months.

In appearance, this looks like a standard English Blend. All the colors are there with dark to brown pieces and some bright larger flakes. When I first received this, the bag aroma was a combination of the typical straight English aroma plus a flavoring that I did not appreciate. It smelled like burnt sugar to me. My first bowl, when fresh, was not well appreciated. Since all C&D blends need some age, I put this away for months. I did open the plastic bag on occasion to adjust the moisture content. Now with some age, this is turning into something more appealing. Most of the aromatic that I noticed has favorably evaporated. Now, I don't really notice the aromatic addition. It tastes like a mild, good light Latakia-Oriental blend that is on the sweet side. If I'm not careful, this can have a light bite. The room aroma is more appealing than a non aromatic English. It also has some sweetness to it. This blend should work for those that appreciate English-Aromatic crossovers, and also for those that like Latakia blends but need to have a better room aroma for others nearby. Compared to others of this type, this has very little aromatic in it. It burns dry to a somewhat dark gray ash.

5 people found this review helpful.

TallPuffO'Burley Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
TallPuffO'Burley (632)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

This blend didn't do much for me. For a blend that has so much in it, it sure comes off as boring. If pushed to state what kind of blend this is, I would say it falls into the Americana type blends of yesteryear. C&D makes many of these types of blends and this one ranks pretty low on that list IMO.

By Old Timey Americana I mean a blend that is primarily a topped Virginia/burley blend with some oriental and/or Latakia thrown in to add a little something different. Blends like Revelation, Barking Dog, Walnut, et al . . . . The one thing that differentiates this and the other C&D blends from those one-time-popular drug store blends is the complete lack of any chemical humectant taste. This is definitely a plus.

Like many of those blends, this is also very easy to smoke. It pretty much gets into the zone without any effort at all and remains there just as easy. It won't bite no matter how much you provoke it. So that is another plus. The topping is applied very lightly, but strong enough that you will know that it is caramel and vanilla as the description had led you to believe, so this is also good.

With all of the plusses I am putting down, it seems like I should give it more than two stars, but the problem I had with the blend is that I wanted more from the Latakia and the Oriental and I could barely detect either. Furthermore, and this is pretty odd for a C&D blend, I found it to be a little light on the nicotine and found myself wanting a bowl of something else each time I finished. I see that some people recommend this one as an intro to latakia/Balkan blends or, as some people refer to them, crossover blends. I think the oriental elements are too light in this one to form a proper intro. I would recommend either one of the two Peter Stokkebye blends: Luxury English (kind of similar to pasha, but with more Lat) or English Oriental Supreme (my favorite of the so called crossovers)

Similar Blends: Peter Stokkebye Luxury English, 4Noggins Bald Headed Teacher.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

this is another tobacco to answer the age-old problem; husband likes english blends, wife hates the aroma. wife likes aromatic blends, husband hates the taste. interesting thing is, this blend has done a pretty good job of bridging the gap. one caution for dedicated english smokers; don't let the pouch aroma scare you off. it has a strong butterscotch smell that i found less than appealing. with a little trepidation, i packed the pipe and fired it up. surprise! very little casing is noticeable, something that is hard to believe after taking a whiff of the pouch. what is noticeable is a good medium english flavor, with notes of latakia and burley. lights easily, needs very few relights, and burns down to a fine gray ash with little or no dottle. my wife described the room note as "pleasant". maybe not as nice as dan tobacco's sweet vanilla honeydew, but still very good. January, 2005 update- I must reduce my rating by two stars as I've found other aromatics that are preferred to this one. I doubt that I'll be ordering any more. Cornell and Diehl still make many other tobaccos that are on my favorites list.

4 people found this review helpful.

Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (30125)
Medium Very Mild Medium Tolerable to Strong

N.B. This review is based on a sample I received in 1998, and I’ve noticed that the blend description has changed slightly since then.

Medium to dark brown tobacco predominates, with 10% or so very dark to black. A blend of Turkish, Latakia, Red Virginia, Kentucky Burley and Bright Strips with rum flavor. (Later descriptions from C&D mention vanilla and caramel, but not rum.) This is not quite what I expected when I ordered it. The description sounds more aromatic than I think it is. The pouch aroma is very much like an English blend, very leathery, but with a bit more sweetness. On the whole, the aromatic character was very muted, and was easily cancelled out in the room aroma by the Latakia. The taste of the blend is a bit hard to pin down. It’s definitely more of an English than an aromatic. The Latakia is present in sufficient quantities to be the dominant note, but the Turkish and Burley add some complexity, and the Virginia combined with the top note provide some suggestions of sweetness. But overall it’s more of a savory tobacco than a sweet one. There’s something about C&D’s English blends that strike me as strident and unrefined, and this one also fell into that mold as well. There was a gradually increasing harshness to this. It never became unsmokeable by any means, but by the end of the smoke, the tickling in the back of my throat had tuned into more of a scratching feeling. But still, I think this could be an interesting departure for the diehard English fan, or the aromatic smoker. This blend might very well benefit from some aging. I don’t know if that would lessen the top note (it’s pretty transparent to begin with), but the base tobaccos might meld into something a bit more smooth.

4 people found this review helpful.

RCUSElder Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
RCUSElder (244)
Medium Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is another high quality product from C&D, but it just did not appeal to my palate. Appearance: typical English blend with the usual mixture of leaves.

Aroma: caramel, a little vanilla, and of course the usual delicious mustiness of an English blend.

Lighting: very easy, two matches max, topping is dry, no stickiness from the flavoring.

Initial Flavor: English with the toppings not too strong at all.

Mid-Bowl: Still English with the topping receding.

Bottom of bowl: Nice, round finish, no chemical aftertaste. Ash is mootled grey and dry.

Overall: I didn't care for the type of caramel topping in this blend. I much preferred the caramel in Peterson's "Sweet Kilarney". This one sometimes smelled liked old soiled diapers, at other times like caramel. Ther was no chemical aftertaste, and that I much appreciated. I much prefer SG's Perfection over this, but I'm still going to test the other C&D blends in the quest for the "perfect" crossover blend.

Rating: 3.75 out of 5 points.

3 people found this review helpful.

Capt Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Capt (339)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend is an eclectic mix of tobacco cuts and sizes. Thin ribbons of Red Virginia and Brite leaf, chunks of Latakia and burley. Minimal stems in my 2oz. larger chunks need to be cut/broken up to maximize burning.

The pouch aroma is that of light smoke, some sweetness and leather.

Once the chunks are broken up, this blend loads, lights and packs with ease. Great moisture content makes this blend ready to smoke on arrival.

Initial lighting is on par with most C&D blends. light/tamp/light and you're good to go!

The majority of this bowl is burley, can be a bit acrid through the smoke. The Latakia is very muted, but if sipped it comes out occasionally. I think this is due to the huge chunks not getting mix in and broken up to the same level as the other tobaccos. The VA complements the burley quite well with its added sweetness.

The vanilla/caramel is done perfectly with a light hand. It offers just enough sweetness to round out the roughness of the burley. This has been a great early morning blend with my coffee the last week here in SE Michigan. Its been hot during the day, but morning low's in the mid-50's. Pack a midsized bowl, grab my coffee and watch the dogs run around the yard before I go to work.

All in all I think this is good blend, especially for those venturing into light lat blends.

2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (293)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of the those infamous "crossover" blends. The tobacco has quite the collection of components with a topping of an aromatic.

The jar I have is from 2018, so I'm not sure if some of the topping has dried off, but to me in the smoke I got the taste of a traditional English with very little sweetness from the topping. The room note however (according to my wife) has a sweetness to it. For comparison purposes, I smoked some "Mountain Camp" side-by-side with this.

The burn is good. It didn't require many relights if any. It burns down without too much moisture. The ribbon burns really well in my Radiator pipes. In the aftertaste, I get a little bit of sweetness, more than in the actual smoke.

This is not a blend I'd probably buy again. So it'll stay in the "2 star" range, but its not a bad smoke by any means.

Pipe Used: Various Radiators

Age When Smoked: 2018

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

rick5iron Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rick5iron (20)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Good quality tobacco , just not a lot to offer. Seems C&D have quite a few blends that are like this one.

2 people found this review helpful.

Stah Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stah (139)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This blend is a pure illustration of what happens when you try to please everyone at once: "Let's take good Virginia, Latakia, and orientals, mix them into an English blend, add some burley, drop in some fruit flavoring, and we'll have..." - and really, what do we have?

The 100 gram jar was frankly aged in appearance and had a 2011 excise stamp. Apparently it had been stored somewhere in a far corner of the warehouse until someone would like to purchase it. So, it was me. Despite the age, the vacuum lid kept the tobacco condition moist enough. Upon opening it, I smelled a completely different flavor than the manufacturer claimed. Instead of the vanilla and caramel soaked in tobacco over the years, I got notes of smoked Cyprus Latakia, the bread smell of Virginia... But all this was interrupted by a strange sour-creamy smell mixed with blackberry, even though nothing that could give such a combination is stated in the composition! I think Turkish with caramel flavoring made such a splash in the jar while aged. The sour smell wears off easily, but the blackberry spirit stays for a long time.

The tobacco is sliced ribbon-like. However, it is possible to distinguish the varieties, even though the Virginia has darkened a bit over the years. The tobacco is a little drier than I am accustomed to, but the humidity is acceptable. It's easy to fill and smoke. The tobacco tastes the same blackberry note, plus a bit of citrus, smoke from the latakia and nut (finally felt a burley!). Virginia is barely felt, and the overall feeling is that the tobacco has a fair share of cavendish - but it's not known to be in the mix. The tobacco has a harsh taste, and also bites a little when smoked in a large pipe. The strength of the tobacco is clearly below average, the nicotine hit is not threatening.

The smoke disperses fairly quickly, it contains smoky and berry notes and is clearly somewhat heavy.

In the end: the desire to create a crossover blend between English and Aromatic led to a very strange mix. It has its own character, but does not evoke any emotions for me. I will finish the can, of course. But this is clearly not my case. "Pasha's Dream" remains a dream.

Pipe Used: Peterson 999, XL26

Age When Smoked: 2011

Purchased From: Online

1 person found this review helpful.

WorkingClassChap Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
WorkingClassChap (192)
Mild to Medium Mild Medium Tolerable

Smells similar to CD Sweet English just with less of the caramel butter topping more more of a musty Latakia smell.

There’s a lot going on in the blend and nothing seems to jump out at me. There is a slight spicy quality to this. There’s some Latakia taste but it’s subdued by everything else. The topping is there but again, everything is just too even and hard to pic out in it for me. The spicy aspect of this rather turned me off. This blend sat around and I smoked more of CD Sweet English blend than this. It wasn’t a blend for me. It wasn’t bad it just wasn’t something that stood out for me.

Similar Blends: CD Sweet English , topping wise ..

1 person found this review helpful.

PuffPuffLive Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
PuffPuffLive (32)
Mild Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Tolerable

Cut is a mix of ribbon and chunky broken flakes. Tin note presents mild Latakia, a little musty orientals, and a touch of Kentucky. I don’t smell the Virginias, but they could be hiding behind the sweet topping. The topping is caramel forward, but not heavily applied.

The smoke is fairly thin and cool, with the mild Latakia taking a slight lead at times, and the orientals making their presence known. The sweet topping is also present in each puff. This is pretty mild on the palette, and I find myself wanting more flavor.

An easy, pleasant, but fairly unremarkable crossover blend.

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Dennis Eckersly Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dennis Eckersly (4)
Mild to Medium Mild Mild to Medium Tolerable

Received this one in a sample pack of C&D offerings sent from my friends who operate a tobacco shop in TX. As the weather has become cooler going into winter now, I have really been enjoying this blend. It is a lightly aromatic English style blend and the flavoring is unlike any aromatic I have yet tried, a salted caramel sweetness. The caramel pairs very nicely with the smokiness of the Latakia. The blend burns cool and dry, and the overall flavor is very smooth. Conclusion, a great cold weather winter English blend, but not very appealing during the summer.

Pipe Used: Savinelli 602

Age When Smoked: Fresh from pouch - 3 months

Purchased From: Sample pack

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