Secret of an Ideal Cuban Cigar
Just like an exquisite wine, a Cuban cigar states its origin and high quality even before you start to appreciate its fine flavor. If you have ever wondered why, the answer is simple - Cuban cigars from our store my-cuban-cigars.com simply contain the one and only ingredient that is absolutely unique - Cuban tobacco.
To help you make the choice of the best Cuban cigar that we offer you at my-cuban-cigars.com, you should know more about the process of selecting tobacco. Basically, every Cuban cigar includes three types of leaf tobacco, which are used in cigar wrapper, filler, and binder. All of them have specific characteristics and, combined together, create the ideal smoke. Growing Cuban tobacco of high quality is rather an art, and all cigar components should have good burning qualities. So how are the ingredients of fine Cuban cigars that you can get from my-cuban-cigars.com different from each other?
The Wrapper of the Cuban Cigar
The tobacco used for this part of a Cuban cigar is grown under huge bolts of cheesecloth that provides enough shade to ensure that the leaves are protected from the sun and have the necessary texture.
The characteristics of the best wrappers (like the one that our cigars have) are as follows:
- Large leaves, usually 20 cm wide and 40 cm long
- Small size of veins in the leaf
- Fine leaves, with a rich, velvet texture
- Absence of blemishes
- Richness in essential oils and resins which are important for elasticity, pliability
- Uniformity of color
The wrapper of our cigars has all these qualities (as well as a remarkable flavor and proper nicotine content).
The Filler Leaves - The Center of the Cuban Cigar
Certainly, the most important part of the cigar is the filler. The cigar gets its main support from these leaves which are grown in the open and are harvested by priming the leaves when they are just mature.
The best filler tobacco has:
- High level of nicotine
- Strong and rich flavor
- An aroma peculiar to the area in which the tobacco was grown in
- High elasticity and low fragility
You'll for sure enjoy the quality of the filler tobacco of the Cuban cigars that we carry here at my-cuban-cigars.com. But these leaves should be bound together with a separate tobacco leaf known as a binder for the pure smoking pleasure.
The Binder of the Cuban Cigar
That type of Cuban cigar-leaf tobacco is an open-air or sun-grown product.
It should have the following distinct features:
- High porosity which allows for air and smoke passage
- Almost invisible veins
- Strong and elastic leaves
- Delectable aroma
- Exact nitrogen content
Perhaps, you have hardly imagined that so much attention is paid to the tobacco of a fine Cuban cigar. So before you enjoy that first puff of the Cuban cigar, examine it carefully. Look at it closely, touch it with your fingers and feel the amazing aroma - it is truly remarkable what the leaves can tell you.
And don't forget: a fine Cuban cigar can't be made out of bad tobacco, but good Cuban tobacco does not guarantee that a cigar will be fine. The best components should be carefully rolled together to result into fine Cuban cigars that you can get from my-cuban-cigars.com
So what are you waiting for? Go to our store my-cuban-cigars.com and discover the greatest Cuban cigars for yourself!
By Sonya Rendall