I lurk and read a lot about pipe tobacco, but need some direct advice from tenured pipe smokers because I have read some differing articles/advice on this subject.
Some background: I started off with English blends coming from cigar smoking, but dipped my toes into Virginias just recently. I first bought Haddo's Delight and was floored by the flavors, then quickly started to look into purer Virginas and VaPer/VaBur blends... I researched a bunch. My head started spinning....I ended up buying LC Edisto and Escudo, opened both tins as soon as I got them, and was underwhelmed, but not disappointed...I could taste the potential. I labeled, dated, and mason jarred these two tins immediately and they are in my closet to rest for at least 6 months before trying again. I then went out and bought 3 more tins of Escudo and 1 more of LC Edisto. Do I leave these new tins to age in the original or move them into mason jars for aging? I also have some 2 year old Ten Russians....just opened from the tin and it is heaven but I haven't tried it fresh to compare. What about other tobaccos regarding aging?
P.S. I also have some Watch City Cigar Flake #558 on the way (Thanks Slow Tri..great reviews), along with GLP Windjammer...pretty sure I am morphing into a Virginiaman. Any advice on aging is appreciated.
Thanks to everyone