I am assuming some of this is standard stuff in developing a tobacco palate.
I bounced around a lot bowl to bowl, blend to blend. My fellow car pooler is out for a few weeks, and I have been smoking full bowls of stuff to and from work (hour long smokes). With that extra pipe time, and to keep open containers to a minimum - I have been trying to spend some time with a specific new blend.
Recently got a range of GLP English blends from mild (blackpoint) to big (Odyssey, etc.). Started at the lighter end, and have been having a couple bowls of Blackpoint a day.
I like it a lot - smooth, bright, sweet, easy to smoke, good with coffee.
I telecommute on Thursdays, and have been able to have 2 bowls already. Thought I'd try some Mississippi River I've had for a while, and struggled a bit with. Random bowl here and there, in a cob while pruning fruit trees and blueberry bushes - just puffing away. Good but not seeing what people are talking about.
After sitting with the Blackpoint, I am noticing things I haven't tasted before. I (think) I can taste the perique - I gat a molasses type spice cake taste I've never noticed before. This is a bit fuller, too - which tells me I am noticing the bright Va's a bit in the Blackpoint.
Maybe I am making it up, but it's interesting to notice.
The MR was decent before, but I feel like I noticed some things in this bowl I'm sipping away on that take it up a little more - if that makes sense. It's a subtle thing.