I find Pease blends are much better with some age on them. I am smoking tin of Lagonda from 2013 and it is fantastic.Hm... an English plug. I'm a sucker for plugs and wouldn't mind cutting this into a shag to get all that flavor to maximum choochin' level. However, I've got about 4 Pease lat blends open already and have't really been impressed with anything except maybe Lagonda or Meridian. I'm going to revisit Chelsea Morning before purchasing this.
My unsubstantiated belief is that manufacturers have decided that government ineptness will continue to create delays. So, they're making hay while the sun shines.
When I began with pipe smoking at the end of 2010 I read all these rave reviews about GL Pease (Chelsea Morning especially was hot at that time) and I really was swept along in the enthusiasm. It almost felt like magic. Now I almost get a bit of a "down" feeling while reading many replies here..