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Written by James Payne

Tuesday, 03 March 2009

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Tapada: A cheesecloth tent, used to cover shade-grown tobacco.

 

Tercio: Palm bark used to wrap bales of tobacco so that it can ferment and be shipped. Also used in the Cuban curing process.

 

Tobacciana: Smoking collectibles.

 

Tooth: A grainy pattern on tobacco leaves.

 

Torcedores: Another name for a cigar roller.

 

Toro: A big cigar, around six inches in length and 50 in ring gauge.

 

Torpedo: A closed footed cigar that bulges in the center.

 

Totalamente A Mano: Meaning made completely by hand. Found inscribed on cigar boxes.

 

Tubos: Cigars that are packed in tubes.

 

Tunneling: An unpleasant effect where a cigar burns through the center, often due to improper lighting.

 

Vintage: The year the tobacco was harvested, not the year a cigar was made.

 

Vuelta Abajo: A region in Cuban renowned for its tobacco growing.

 

V-Cut: A type of cutter that leaves a v-shaped wedge in the cigar.

 

Wrapper: A tobacco leaf that is wrapper around the bunch and binder. The outside leaf of a cigar.

 

Young Tobacco: Tobacco that has not been properly aged, fermented, or cured. Beware, as it can make you sick.

 

Conclusion

 

That ends this series on Cigar Terminology. If you found that I missed a term, drop us a line and let me know and I’ll be sure to add it. Thanks for reading!

 

 






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0 # James Payne 2009-02-09 14:30
Hi,

In this article I continue (and conclude) the Ultimate Cigar Glossary series. I cover terms ranging from M-Z in this one. If you feel I left one out, drop us a line and let us know!

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