I've noticed that more than a few smokers who frequently indulge in latakia dominant blends turn off it after a while.Having just reacquired a taste for latakia, ordered a half pound of Star of the East Gold to try for the first time as well as a half pound of Stratfordshire, my (at least used to be) favorite latakia blend. Wanted to try the Gold because I've been on an Oriental forward blend kick lately and wanted a blend with only condimental latakia in the event my taste for latakia hasn't returned full force yet.
My previous order I bought around 500 pipe cleaners.I've failed to keep my TAD in check with the last SP C&D sale
Three Friars 2oz
2 Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
Rajah's Court 2oz
Orient Express 2oz
Night Train 2oz
John Marr 2oz
and 800 pipe cleaners....in case of apocalypse
I've gone through several periods of suddenly hitting what I call the latakia wall where I cannot hack the stuff. In order to minimize the chance of hitting it again I will only smoke a latakia blend once daily in the evening, (I smoke 3-4 times daily).I've noticed that more than a few smokers who frequently indulge in latakia dominant blends turn off it after a while.
Sounds to me like too much of a good thing.
It would be a shame if I lost my taste for Latakia, especially since I've got several pounds of English/American/Crossover blends, lol.
My sense is that it's less likely to happen when one sticks to blends where Latakia is used as a condiment.