I need help. Back in the early 90s the Lane blend Number 10 Downing Street was my daily go to and I'm sure I smoked pounds of it. It was discontinued during my pipe smoking hiatus and I find myself in the odd situation of missing it, but not really able to articulate what it is that I miss. I've been through a lot of English blends in hopes of finding a comparable match, but nothing quite works. There is something missing, and I'm starting to think I'm chasing a semi-fabricated memory of a blend that never was. In other words if I found some authentic #10 it still might not seem right.
So do any of you remember smoking this blend? If so, do you recall anything "different" about it compared to other English blends? Can you suggest a currently available blend that you find similar? Should I just give up and buy more Black House?