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Flue Cured Tobacco Buyers Guide

Flue Cured Tobacco Buyers Guide

Real Tobacco Leaf is a big commodity worldwide, but of all the ways that it is cured for use in various products, it's tough to compete with . This tobacco is achieved by hanging tobacco leaves in large barns and utilizing hot air to dry the leaves and remove a lot of...

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Characteristics of Sun Cured Tobacco

Characteristics of Sun Cured Tobacco

There are many ways in which tobacco can be cured and prepared, and understanding the differences between each method can help you determine which you prefer to enjoy. The characteristics of sun cured tobacco are unique, though the process may seem relatively similar...

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Characteristics of Air Cured Tobacco

Characteristics of Air Cured Tobacco

Air curing is a method of curing tobacco that is relatively simple by definition – air is used to cure the leaves instead of heat as in the case of fire-cured, flue-cured, or other methods. Tobacco leaves are hung in ventilated barns and are subjected to the natural...

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Characteristics of Fire Cured Tobacco

Characteristics of Fire Cured Tobacco

Once tobacco leaves have been harvested they must undergo a curing process so that the dried leaves maintain their powerful flavor and aroma. Of the many methods out there, fire-cured tobacco is certainly a popular choice. The use of fire not only eliminates issues...

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Characteristics of Flue Cured Tobacco

Characteristics of Flue Cured Tobacco

Often referred to as Virginia tobacco or "bright tobacco", flue-cured tobacco is a light-colored leaf that produces a mild and somewhat crisp taste. Historically, it was dried in dark barns hung from the rafters (initially in Virginia, USA) and required hot conditions...

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Characteristics of Sun Cured Tobacco

Characteristics of Oriental Tobacco

Oriental tobacco has been used throughout history over the course of several hundred years and is the very tobacco that was rolled into the world's first cigarettes. In many circles, it's also known as Turkish tobacco, as Turkish soldiers were observed rolling the...

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How to Rehydrate Whole Leaf Tobacco

Over time you might find that your tobacco leaves are looking a little dry or stale, but it doesn't mean that you can't still enjoy them. Tobacco may dry out more or less depending on its storage conditions, though, luckily, there are several ways that you can bring...

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Seco vs. Ligero Tobacco Leaves

Seco vs. Ligero Tobacco Leaves

When it comes to enjoying a great cigar, there are a few characteristics that should be considered. Each enthusiast has a personal preference, but generally, it comes down to aroma, flavor, and smoke output. These characteristics are dramatically affected by the type...

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How Tobacco Came to Europe

Tobacco is prominent in nations all over the world today, but it has a bit of a controversial past. Actions taken over 500 years ago fueled the popularity of tobacco use and it eventually became a top export for numerous countries. In modern-day Europe (2014, to be...

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