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"How Much Do You Know About Cigars"

Origin of the name of cigar:

The original text of cigar is not in English, and the spelling is not Cigar. It is not a noun, but a verb. V_cigarutopia. The original word for cigar comes from Mayan, and the original word is Sikar. That means smoking.

There is a romantic legend about the Chinese name "cigar": In 1924, Xu Zhimo invited the great writer Tagore to a private club in Shanghai. Tagore asked Xu Zhimo: Do you have a name of cigar in chinese? Xu Zhimo replied: Cigar When it burns, it's as white as snow, and when Cigar tobacco rolls like an eggplant, let's call it a cigar! Later, a joke between two literary giants gave Cigar such a wonderful name.






1. The origin of cigars

Cigars, from ancient times to the present, have as deep a history and culture as the New World.

From cultivation to production to completion, every step and every process is the result of countless thoughts and sweat. So when did cigars begin to be discovered?

Let’s start from 1492. In October 1492, the great Italian navigator Christopher Columbus and his partner Luis de Torres came to the American continent, which is now the island of Cuba, and discovered a strange ritual there: The leaves of some special plants are burned and rolled into tubes for smoking. Later, these special leaves were brought back to Europe from the island of Cuba, and they were called "Tobacco" by the Europeans. 1492 has also become a milestone number in the origin of cigar culture.

2. The growth of cigars

Making a good cigar is the rarest thing in the world.


Because: a good handmade cigar needs to go through 222 manual procedures, including propagation, seed processing, germination, seedling raising, transplanting, cultivation, topping, harvesting, drying/modulation, screening, fermentation, alcoholization, configuration, and handwork Rolling, continued aging, refining, boxing, etc. Every process is carefully selected and polished to produce a fine cigar.

Therefore, every cigar is a "living" life. They should be well cared for, cultivated and stored well so that cigars can reach their maximum value.

The growing environment of cigars depends on the following points:

1. Climatic conditions: Ecological conditions are crucial to the formation of the quality characteristics of cigar leaf raw materials. Since the wrapper and filler have different quality requirements for tobacco leaves, the production environment conditions of the two raw materials are also different. Wrapper tobacco leaves have high requirements for appearance quality, including wide leaves, good integrity, thin leaves, no spots and holes, uniform color, oily and shiny, good elasticity, fine structure, thin and flat branch veins, etc. The growth period of high-quality wrappers in the field usually requires warm, humid, cloudy and foggy conditions with diffuse light, and avoid direct sunlight. If the ecological conditions are difficult to meet, artificial shading can also be used in actual production. During the field growth period, the wrapper should not have obvious drought weather, and the daily average temperature should be above 20°C; during the tobacco leaf harvesting and curing period, the daily average temperature should exceed 22°C, and the air humidity needs to be 70%-80%. The quality of filler tobacco leaves requires a rich aroma, a certain concentration and intensity of smoke, and a good smoking satisfaction. At the same time, there are also higher requirements for the combustibility and taste of the tobacco leaves. Therefore, filler tobacco leaves are usually suitable for planting in areas with sufficient sunshine and abundant rainfall and heat.


2. Soil conditions: Wrapper is suitable for planting in light sandy loam or loamy sand soil, which requires loose, breathable and good drainage properties. Filler is suitable for planting in clayey soil. Both types of tobacco leaf cultivation require fertile soil with rich mineral content. Red soil, purple soil, volcanic ash soil or soil based on volcanic rock parent material is the best. The soil pH suitable for cigar leaves should be 5.5-6.5. When growing cigar leaves in the more acidic soil in the south, care should be taken to prevent tobacco plants from being deficient in nutrients and to supplement calcium, magnesium and other elements. You can also apply quicklime or biochar appropriately according to the situation to increase the soil pH. The soil chloride ion content should be less than 30 mg/kg, and cigar cultivation areas in coastal areas should be controlled at more than 10 kilometers from the coastline.

3. Storage of cigars

So, how should you maintain and store cigars after they are made? How to make cigars more flavorful?

When they first leave the cigar factory, they are like a newborn baby that has not yet been able to eat or walk; they need careful care and teaching from their parents to thrive. A fresh cigar is full of elasticity and can return to its original shape even if you crush it. At this time, the cigar is not suitable for smoking because it is not yet mature.

From the cigar factory through the dealer to the user, it continues to ferment and slowly mature. Then, the cigar has not yet been smoked after it reaches the user's hands. If you want a unique taste, it should be stored for at least 6-8 months or even longer to give the cigar an adaptation period, buffer period, and growth period. . A cigar needs the right temperature and humidity to "develop" perfectly until it becomes plump, bright in color, and fragrant. At this time, you can take it out and smoke it. At this time, the cigar can be considered a true cigar. Ripe.

The appropriate storage humidity and temperature for cigars: temperature and humidity control data for cigar maintenance under intact storage conditions: temperature 18-20 degrees, humidity 65%-75% and necessary manual care. Cigars can last at least 15 years, maybe even longer. Such cigars are aged cigars. Their taste and fermentation aroma will be more perfect, more mellow, more settled, and will also have a rosin flavor.

4. A loyal fan of cigars

If you want to grow high-quality cigars, in addition to controlling temperature, you also need to control humidity; temperature and humidity determine the quality and taste of cigars.

The cigar cabinets launched by our company are in line with this. The products are small and large, with complete functions. They are very suitable for home and commercial use, and can provide the best care for cigars during storage. The temperature and humidity of our cigar cabinets are set to : Temperature 12℃-22℃, humidity 65%-75%.

Pay attention! During storage, you should pay attention to the temperature and humidity of the cigar from time to time, and turn it over from time to time to let it dry and wet!

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