I've envied pipe smokers who've talked about interplay, nuance and subtleties. Without really knowing what they meant, I've secretly wished these things would happen for me. Back on April 17th I wrote about the new salty taste in my English and Orientals. Oddly enough this salty taste had replaced the sweet taste I"d been enjoying. Knowing this might not be permanent, I allowed some time for any taste buds that may have temporarily run amok to "reset". I waited two weeks then loaded a big bowl meerschaum with my favorite English. I'm pleased to report the newly aquired tastes of sweet, salty and campfire all come in the same bowl. I've been rewarded for my dedication to pipe smoking. I offer this experience as encouragement to our newer pipe smokers. A greater appreciation for your smokes will come. You may need more time to educate your taste buds. Be well. Ol Brokedik.