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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Cigar Terminology Guide

Cigar Terminology Guide

As you learn more about cigars, you’ll find that there are a number of cigar terms that may seem a bit strange. Cigar terminology encompasses a variety of different words that are specific to the cigar industry, and understanding the verbiage can help you enhance your...

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How to Fix Common Cigar Problems

When it comes to tobacco smoking, nothing could be worse than lighting up a sweet-smelling cigar, whether it be store-bought or hand-rolled with whole tobacco leaves, and experiencing poor performance. Smoking cigars that are too hard, too soft, or take too much...

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Pipe vs Cigar Tobacco

If you ask a layman, they might say that all tobacco is created equal, but true connoisseurs know that there’s a pretty big disparity between these two types of products in terms of factors like form, flavor, and more. We’ll dive into some of the most obvious pipe and...

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How to Create Your Own Tobacco Blend

Using your own leaf allows you to learn and adapt to your very specific palette. With time and practice, you can find the ultimate experience perfectly designed for you. Your skills and tastes will mature over time, and so will your expertise in the art of...

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