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irishearl

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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.
 

chopper

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Thinking that with the C19 drama it might be a good time to try and sneak an order through, I ordered a pound of MacBaren Virginia #1 on the 9th of April.

Tracking status said in 'Mail Preparation' - something that I had not seen before.
Figuring that it was a new term for 'snatched by Customs', I was awaiting a nasty 'you're in trouble' letter.

Imagine my delight when I found it sitting at my door this morning.

One pound of tobacco might not sound like a big deal to most of you here but in Nanny State Australia, a pound of fine tobacco is huge.
Yay for me!
 

chopper

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Aug 24, 2019
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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.
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.
 

elasmo

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Mar 23, 2019
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I've failed to keep my TAD in check with the last SP C&D sale :eek:
Three Friars 2oz
2 Sunset Harbor Flake 2oz
Speakeasy Navy Blend 2oz
Redburn 2oz
Rajah's Court 2oz
Orient Express 2oz
Night Train 2oz
John Marr 2oz
and 800 pipe cleaners....in case of apocalypse
 

irishearl

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Aug 2, 2016
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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.
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).
 

hauntedmyst

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Feb 1, 2010
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Took Adventist the P&C D&R and free shipping sale

Hearth & Home Marquee Fusilier's Ration Special Reserve 8 oz
Daughters & Ryan Ramback Gold 16 Ounce Bag
Daughters & Ryan Rimboche A.B. 16 Ounce Bag
Daughters & Ryan Cockstrong 16 Ounce Bag
Daughters & Ryan Athey 16 Ounce Bag

 

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