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Cornell & Diehl: Sun Bear 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0338

A blend of the finest red and bright Virginias balanced by Basma leaf from 2014 and Izmir Orientals from 2013, Sun Bear showcases select varietals by highlighting their inherent characters with a range of unique and nuanced casings. South Carolina garden-grown honey — harvested from the personal beehives of C&D's head blender, Jeremy Reeves — combines with a whisper of silver tequila and elderflower to augment the fruity and floral notes of the choice Orientals and Virginias. The result is a natural, refined tobacco with a bright, refreshing character and a creamy, rounded finish — the perfect complement to these final days of summer.

Although it is cased, Sun Bear is not an aromatic. It is a Virginia/Oriental Flake with intriguingly sweet and complex top notes. Fans of C&D's Simply Elegant series will likely find a new favorite in Sun Bear, yet its inherent sweetness also makes it an excellent transition blend for aromatic smokers looking to try more natural tasting tobaccos. Overall, it is an easy smoking and reliable all-day blend, interesting enough to smoke consistently, and smooth enough to want to.

Like previous Small Batch blends, production of Sun Bear was quite focused (limited to just 8,000 tins). And due to its limited varietal tobaccos and garden-grown casing, when it's gone, it's gone. So make sure to pick up a tin (or eight) today. Limit eight tins per customer, per day.

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  • Components: Orientals, Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Flake
Customer Reviews (27 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.61 out of 5 stars
GONE! - I WILL CRY IN MY CLOSET!
August 08, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Foolish me only bought 3 tins of this tobacco. IF I liked it, I would come back and buy more. Well, I love it! Always a fan of oriental laced tobaccos, this sounded like a very interesting blend, especially with the local harvested honey. Some ori... Read More
The blend I didn't even know I wanted til I had it.
September 22, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
About a month ago Cornell & Diehl released Sun Bear as a Small Batch offering. Initially I was intrigued by the inclusion of Jeremy Reeves' own bee's honey as a flavoring. To keep bees is a labor of love. To use their honey in a tobacco may just ... Read More
If mead were a tobacco
August 10, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
By the Gods!!! I ordered two tins thinking it’d be pretty decent stuff & I would be okay with it being limited but damn was I wrong. This tobacco is AMAZING! It’s like I’m smoking mead from Odin’s mouth himself & really wish I would have bought way m... Read More
Sweet and Relaxing
October 12, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
The great thing about this blend is that even if they do another run, the flavor will be similar, but not exactly the same. If they do decide to do another run, I will purchase more than two tins.
The best blend
August 14, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
What an amazing blend!! I kick myself for only ordering 2 tins. It has a suttle floral note and such a fresh grassy hay like flavor. There is definitely another deeper, richer note that I can't quite figure out. But yeah, this is the blend. I hope it... Read More
Amazing
August 13, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
This is a GREAT blend. A wonderful mingling of flavors that develop and deepen as you smoke. After my first bowl I immediately wanted another. I could kick myself for only picking up one tin. I sure hope it comes back soon. I plan on stocking up.
Great Tobacco
July 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
I just saw that it is back in stock - 8 tins have been added to the shopping list - wanted to pay 15 minutes later but too late - all tins are gone. This is one of my top 3 tobacco. The honey is the obvious topping here, the alcohol a little, but not... Read More
Thank you Jeremy
July 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Rejoyce it is back again ,the happiest tobacco moment of the year (for me)This blend is the very top of the top line .No other like this ,so it is standing alone as the best C&D blend of all times .Thank you Jeremy Reeves ,bless you man!brought m... Read More
Stolen from Elfenheim
December 22, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
I bought my tin when it was available and i was lucky to get one.Ok i thought it will be some light aromatic(i dont smoke aromatics)so i didnt payed too much atention,i decided that i will open my tin at the Yule celebration 21st of December(i am Pag... Read More
A delicacy of a smoke!
August 13, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Tin note: cinnamon and clove. Fermented prune. Very sweet and fruity. Gorgeous semi- broken flake. Golden toasted almond brown with deep walnut and mahogany hues; very attractive. Came a bit wet but not bad… definitely not on the level of say a ... Read More
Thanks Jeremy.
August 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Easily the best blend I've had this year. This is not an aromatic, the flavorings are perfectly applied. Tastes just like summertime.
手慢一步无。
July 31, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
小产量烟草,限购8罐。去年有幸尝了几罐,感觉很好。有点像浓厚版的日耳曼腹黑?个人感受,不知道大家有没有尝到这种感觉。今年想买时被抢光了,明年见!太阳熊。
Wow that went fast.
July 30, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Wow, that went fast. Must have sold out in record time. :(
I got one!
July 30, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Looking at all of the reviews from many respected pipers,I was eager to get my tin,I'll not crack my tin open for a few months,but as noted by others is already well aged,dark,and rewarding..an indication of this blends popularity is..it was all sold... Read More
So good, I sent my last time to a friend.
July 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
This is a great blend. I bought some last summer and really liked it. I was sending some of my own blends to a friend and sent him one of my tins for his son. The young man 's taste is more to liking this blend than the strong VaPers and English I se... Read More
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October 09, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Amazing tobacco. I just loved it. Definitely worth the wait and price
Easy and tasty
September 08, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Tobacco has a very pleasant aroma of bourbon. Fresh and moist. Smoking is pleasant and soft. Very satisfied.
4 1/2 stars
August 31, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Heavenly . Honey upfront , with a slight floral finish on the retrohale. Pleasant after taste. Was lucky enough to grab 12 tins. Well see how the other 11 age. Fantastic fresh. Can’t wait to see it age year by year. Well maybe I’ll age 10 since ... Read More
Delicious
August 29, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
It feels mean to write a review about a tobacco that has immediately sold out, but I wish I bought more. Mellow and the honey comes through nicely. C&D don’t let this be a one time release!
Suh-WEEET!!
August 24, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
With the Orientals and the honey topping, this is a really sweet and delicious smoke. And it tastes just like the tin note. Plus, no tonguebite. I'd order again if it was still available; unfortunately I only bought one tin to try. I doubt we'll see ... Read More
So Nice!
August 17, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
The tin note is amazing. Every time I sniff, even though it is much more complex, I think chocolate croissant! Rich and mature tasting with a real creamy sweetness. No tongue bite at all. I usually smoke VaPers and non aromatics but this is a real t... Read More
Sunbear great
August 12, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
Boy id my face red when i only order 1 tin of this great tabacco. In ooening the moisture content was perfect. Aroma out of this world. Onky smokes 2 bowl one in a cob one in a old stine well that ive had for years both where great. Please c and d lo... Read More
Very Interesting
August 09, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
I’m not a big fan of Virginias and haven’t experimented with orientals really at all, but I bought this on a whim. It’s a broken flake, and the tin note smells delicious with honey and a faint whiff of tequila. I wish the tequila would’ve been more ... Read More
Sun Bear...
August 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
...is a delicious blend, whether fresh or aged. I enjoyed the refreshing flavors of a new tin, and the deep flavors of an aged tin (I had one from last year).
Similar to MacBaren Navy Flake
August 03, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
The tin note is remarkably mince pie; raisin, clove, cinnamon, pastry bread and bit of vinegar... smells wonderful! The flakes are moist and loosely pressed. The taste is sweet - honey sweet, with a bready nuance. The Orientals are zesty and will n... Read More
This is Fantastic!
August 01, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sun Bear 2oz
I am an english guy who dabbles with Va/pers. However, I always buy the small batch stuff no matter what it is because they are so dang good. I missed this one last year. though. However, the wait was worth it because this is the most enjoyable smoke... Read More
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