Cornell & Diehl: Star of the East

Product Number: 005-459-0006

Starting with a base of 50% Latakia, with a generous portion of Turkish leaf, then sweetened with stoved red Virginia, Star of the East is a full bodied blend, as well as a long time favorite of Cornell and Diehl customers.
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2oz: $5.49
4oz: $10.37
8oz: $19.34
16oz: $35.51

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  • Components: Latakia, Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: English
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (29 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.14 out of 5 stars
Very Pleasant
October 09, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
I wasn't sure wuite what to expect with a blend claiming 50% Latakia. I mean, I like Latakia, but would I like it THAT much? The short answer is yes! THe Lat here is very well-behaved but definitely the star of the show. Turkish (Izmir?) backs up t... Read More
Its good
August 02, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Its a bomb and i love it.
Lovely Latakia
July 26, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
This blend is hands down one of the best that I’ve ever smoked. It’s definitely a Lat bomb, but velvety smooth at the same time.
Really, really good!
July 05, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
I tried this because a lot of hobbyists compare this to Penzance (which is very difficult to get your hands on). One of my favorite non-aromatics. I will def be keeping this in my rotation.
Oh Yeah!
May 31, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
Lives up to its reputation, would put it up against any other similar blends for The Win! Well-Done C&D!
Average taste
May 21, 2018
By: YS
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
I basically like the Latakia blend, so I do not dislike this blend. not bad. But Star of the East Gold was a more delicious blend for me so it did not become ★ 5. However, this blend can be recommended for many people. It may be an attractive blend f... Read More
Very well made.
May 11, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
If you like a well balanced English with a Latakia base, this is for you!
Another Great Blend
April 28, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Not the 'Lat Bomb' I was expecting based on other reviews. I really taste the Turkish in this blend. Good, but not a favourite.
Too much for me
February 24, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
Too much latakia for me but I added some cube cut burley to it and it helped me like it more.
eastern star
February 07, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
This tobacco really is like in my tittle -like sunrise, just to seat and enjoy-tobacco doing everything for You, nice balanced, nothing overpowered, light sweetness, good and cool smoke-all need for perfect english tobacco...My favorite!
Very nice bulking
January 31, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
This blend is heavy on the latakia. The orientals have Kind of zesty mouthfeel. I am able to find bready note form the Virginia. Full-bodied blend. Nicotine medium. Moisture was good straight from the tin . I will be getting more of this blend
A classic
December 28, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Full flavored but not overpowering. Burned evenly and all the way down. Im looking forward to the next time I get some.
A paradigm in the standard definition of "Balkan"
November 15, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
This is a nice full and round run-of-the-mill Balkan type tobacco. I am glad it's fallen into my hands as it is truly remarkable.
The lying star
August 07, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
The blender lies a blatant lie with this one. The tin claims a half Latakia blend, which is for any Latakia fan like me is a dream. And sadly it isn't, so if that's your buying point, then stay away from this. However, this is not bad tobacco at all.... Read More
Very good
June 11, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
This is a very good blend. A little strong but you want to taste it. Burns to the bottom of the bowl. A small nit-pick, it has more than moste large pieces in it. hard to get in pipe, easy to break up. Buy some, you will like it. I do. Lewis
And all day and all night smoke…
March 26, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
I used to subscribe to an old canard that the latakia should be no more than about 10% of the blend. Not sure where that came from, but this certainly puts the kibosh on that. I can smoke this stuff all day and all night, and I have. And, then, come ... Read More
Interesting, Tasty
September 08, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
This might be my first Latakia blend, and I'm definitely enjoying it. I've detected a bit of nuttiness under the floral blanket that covers this blend. It is very different from everything else I've smoked.
Excellence.
August 29, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 8oz
A very hearty full English mellow smoke bomb. Full but soft and quite mellow.
Too Much of a Good Thing !
August 25, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 8oz
This is overkill ! I enjoy English blends with latakia, but this is just too much latakia. An english blend is supposed to have a balance between smokey, sweet, and floral. When in balance a melody is produced that is beautiful. Yes, some will have ... Read More
Nothing great
August 02, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Just not enjoyable for me, very average and forgettable. Will not purchase again, there are far more interesting blends out there.
good tobacco.
June 04, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
bulk latakia top level. sweet, creamy and mild. nice flavor first feel... Similar Blend. dunhill durbar.
Powerful, but mild enough. Flavorur!
October 20, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
This Tobacco relly fascinated me. I was a little bit sceptical about the strengh and nicotine- level. But that is all OK, even for an european tongue. Tobacco has a lot of Flavour, that not all comes from the Latakia. It's of course smoky, but as wel... Read More
Not bad at all!
September 03, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Got a free sample to try, and this was mild with a bit of spiciness, pretty good!
Holy Smoke !!!!
July 28, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
This has to be the best Cornell & Diehl I have had yet. Nice dry smokey taste and did not make my tongue feel like a piece of beef jerky. I like Latakia blends but this is one I will smoke with more regularity. I will certainly be getting more.
Your own personal campfire
February 02, 2015
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
Reminds me of fall afternoons around a camp fire. Loving it.
Great Latakia smoke!
September 30, 2014
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 2oz
Bold and heavy in Latakia, but well balanced though. Very nice nuances delivered by the good combination of virginias and orientals. Much more enjoyable than Pirate Kake, that is so overwhelming in Latakia and completely monotone.
Kashmir
December 29, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 8oz
This has become my go to Latakia blend. Along with Westminster & Pirate Kake, one of my favorites.
Latakia Royal
October 27, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East 8oz
Very smokey,Stays lit well,Clean with no bite.Impressed enough to order 1 pound. A very good English tobacco for those of us who like sweet creamy cool smoke, I have 5 lb . in my cellar putting on some age now, really excels in cold weather, strong b... Read More
excellent all day smoke
September 17, 2012
Product: Cornell & Diehl Star of the East Bulk
Smokey almost campfire type of flavoring with just a hint of Virginia and orientals. A mild English compared to something like C&D's Yale or Billy Budd. My personal all-day favorite.
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