Cornell & Diehl Pasha's Dream

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.


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By Cornell & Diehl
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Caramel, Vanilla
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

2.17 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Aug 23, 2010 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!
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 09, 2014 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 29, 2019 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.

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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 22, 2018 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.
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes usually
Age When Smoked: Fresh from the bag
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 19, 2017 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
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 03, 2005 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 16, 2002 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 25, 2019 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)
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Feb 18, 2005 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.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Mar 14, 2001 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.
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