Kudus, Indonesia, 125 years ago

Seeking relief for chest pains, Haji Jamhari tapped into the famous healing powers of cloves and combined the spice with tobacco. What resulted was groundbreaking—a delicious and aromatic smoking experience.

Haji Jamhari’s discovery spread like wildfire. When asked what to call it, he said “kretek” to describe the unique crackling noise when smoked. An industry was born.

2018-11-02T13:44:22+00:00
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