Mostly aromatic lovers are into blending. Seems that most VA lovers are content with the many blends available, have their favorites in rotation, and not looking to change anything about it. Ageing plays an important role as VA’s are the only thing that ages, others may blend but only if you put a good bit of VA in are you going to see real change in a cellared blend.
Most use CH as it will absorb the aromatic flavor the best. If you look at many blending threads about 75% use this, and the most popular mix seems to be walnut. To get the true flavor you’ve come up with I suggest you give it a good mix then pack it solid in a jar, letting it sit for a month and see what you’ve created.
The most important thing of all is that you enjoy what you’re smoking. All pallets are different and most will change over time, even short periods of time, even seasonal.
OH! And always have fun, this whole journey is about enjoyment. Experiment to your heart’s content, but buy some $15 pipes to watch ghosting others.
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