Sorry if this has been brought up many times in the past... I did a search but didn't find anything - could have been my parameters though. Anyways, I was wondering if there's much of a difference regarding buying the tinned version over the bulk version of these? And since I wouldn't like to create two threads I might as well get to my next question but I'd like to preface it first: I've had a pipe for just under a year now and my exposure to tobacco has been extremely limited. (I'm frugal and that kind of lifestyle hurts hobbies, what can I say?) Tried G&H Rum Flake, not a fan. C&D Autumn Evening, liked this one more for it's room note but most of the time I'd not taste anything at all, just breathing in air, and I feel like that's not how this is supposed to work. Mostly I'd be left with a pipe that didn't smell like anything good and a bad aftertaste. With that said there were times where I would get the maple taste and it was cool but it was very very infrequent. Also tried Firedance Flake and that one was interesting but it felt more like tasting incense (which I'm pretty sure the Rum Flake tasted like too - I only smoked one bowl of this one before saying never again, so my memory is foggy) that's the Lakeland Essence, correct? That said, I've got a huge list of tobaccos I'd like to try but are just too expensive for my tastes, especially with shipping added to the cost. I know, I know, it sounds like I'm bitching and it's probably because I am. : ( I'd like to know if there are any from this Hearth and Home selection that are similar to Scottish Cake (a tobacco I'd like to try from suggestions on this forum), or any of the Frog Mortons? On top of that I think I'd just like some suggestions from their best offerings for a newby.