We at Top Leaf Cigar Lounge have been smoking cigars for many years, and we are eager to help others get the best cigar smoking experience. Over the years, our team has encountered many misconceptions about cigars and cigar smoking, and we want to help correct these misunderstandings.
Keep reading to learn about a few of the most common misconceptions we have come across and learn the facts instead.
- A Darker Wrapper Does Not Mean a Stronger Cigar – One common belief people have about cigar smoking has to do with the color of the wrapper versus the strength of the cigar. Many people believe stronger cigars have darker wrappers. In reality, there’s no correlation between the color of the wrapper and the strength of the tobacco.
- Bigger Cigars are Not Necessarily Stronger – In our experience, people of all levels of experience in cigar smoking believe bigger cigars are stronger than smaller ones. Just like with the previous myth about wrapper color, the size of a cigar has nothing to do with its strength or flavor. If you are looking for a cigar of a particular strength, ask our team to offer some recommendations, as that is a much more effective way to get what you are looking for than to base your selection on size.
- You Should Relight Bigger Cigars More Often than Small Ones – No cigar, regardless of size, is meant to be relit again and again. Relighting a cigar causes chemical reactions that turn the flavor unpleasant, so it should be avoided. Instead of relighting a large cigar over and over, you should choose a cigar you will be able to smoke completely in the time you have available. If needed, our team can recommend the right size for your preferences.