Re: 1st Tobacco Order - Need Help
First, I agree with the suggestions of signing up for the NPS trade, you will get a great exposure to many blends that way.
If you really want to venture out and buy some things on your own I would suggest trying some tried and true blends, things from folks like Samuel Gawith, McClelland, GL Pease, Rattrays etc.
Why? Because if you get something you don;t like odds are pretty good it will be something someone here does like and you can trade or sell and not be at a total loss.
When I first picked up a pipe I tried a wide variety of blends, Straights virginias, VaPers, Latakia, Orientals, Aros etc etc. It turned out I liked everything, which is not the norm. It will be a fun journey for you either way for sure.
I sleep a little, drink a great deal, and smoke cigar after cigar, which is why I am in 200% form -Churchill