- Feb 9, 2008
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It's always puzzled me why Esoterica tobacco has been the holy grail of many pipe smokers. As such, I gave several 8 oz, bags of Penzance to my daughter to sell. I gave away my last bags of Penzance and Stonehaven. During the course of the day, I went to the remaining jars of St. Ives, Hastings, Pembroke, Margate, and And So To Bed. I smoked a bowl of each. To be quite honest, I hadn't opened the jars in at least a decade. Perhaps, time took a toll. I bought them all during one buying frenzy. As I smoked today, I really didn't care for any of them. Frankly, I was disappointed. I wanted to think that perhaps years ago my taste was different and now I'd think otherwise and be thrilled to be smoking them. Nope. Didn't care for 'em then and not now.