Great idea! Of course everyone knows which hyped blends to try... But blends without hype that are deserving of it are not only readily available, they might be just as good if not better than some of the stuff everyone goes nuts for.
Sadly, I don't have many blends to recommend that aren't talked about a whole lot.
C&D Red Carpet is a superb red VA flake with Izmir and perique. I never really hear people rave about it though. It's overshadowed by opening night and Sunday picnic which are great blends as well
Peter Heinrichs Curly is awesome stuff. I know Muddler agrees! Maybe it's not wise to let others in on this sleeper... Could instigate a shortage!
I would include Germains Brown flake because it doesn't seem to get mentioned much but curiously enough, it is always sold out on most online retailers...hmm...
I'm looking forward to other brother's posts