You have more than I then! Watch for it around March I believe, best I've been able to follow it will return along with Irish and University, two I've never had in the new round tins and was also worried for due to dwindling amounts here. There's an official list of blends floating around somewhere.
And yes, not too much cinammon in the Lapsang, just condimental, a few little bits per cup. Goes a long way. Still I suggest you give the chili flakes a chance, just enough to alter the flavor. You surely have taste being an Ennio fan. It reminds me of a smokey, sophisticated version of those Atomic Fireball candies. Can I also say I love that Grabow Regal Prince of yours. Been on the lookout for one like that some time.
3P's in a Grabow Commodore and a double shot of freshly made espresso
Just wanted to say that I love your avatar! I've been getting into Westerns for the first time in my life, I've always liked the sound tracks to those Spaghetti Westerns, I am a huge fan of all Ennio Morricone's music but I just saw For A Few Dollars More last week and was admiring the pipe smoking action in it. Great movie
Until today, I hesitated to smoke the McClelland's Year 1995 Christmas Cheers that @tfdickson most graciously shared with me over the past holidays. I finally acquired the proper pipe for such a momentous bowl; a pipe undoubtedly inspired by one of the many elegant pieces in @tfdickson's collection, which did not elude my admiration and praise:
A Castello "Occhio di Pernice" KK Dublin.
Never tried the Lapsang with black pepper, always used crushed red pepper(chili flakes), but it works in others teas, I might pick some up too. Making a cup so here's a pic of what my stuff looks like.
Be heading out back momentarily with a mug of that and 3P's in a Grabow Starfire.
Good evening folks, tonight it’s Elizabethan Match in my Ken Barnes billiard. Every time I start to get pessimistic about trends in pipe tobacco, whether it’s blends no longer available, taxes, regs, silly tin stickers, everything seeming to be constantly sold out, etc I should just think of this blend. A world class VaPer, readily available for $28 a pound (25 cents a bowl). Things aren’t so bad!
After a delicious dinner of Sesame noodles with vegetables I'm going to enjoy my last smoke of the evening before work, and it will be another bowl of Sir Walter Raleigh in the Rob Roy Cob. I cannot think of a better way to end an evening. Good night.
Relaxing after a wonderful porterhouse steak dinner with sweet corn and mashed potatoes, plus a slice of pecan pie for dessert. Now smoking McClelland No. 2010 Classic Virginia in a 1980s White Pipe straight, smooth octagonal paneled billiard meerschaum with an acrylic yellow cream colored saddle stem. Have enough left for one more bowl.
Haha, I seriously doubt it. I have one for each day of the week but I’d like to get it up there so I can have 2 for each day of the week but that won’t be happening any time soon. I’m panicking about 3P’s and scouring the web to stock up on as much as I can afford or find, whichever comes first.