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 Oriental 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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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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