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Candela Wrapper Cigars

Candela wrapper cigars are made from ultra-rare tobacco leaves. They are known for their characteristic green color. This hue is obtained by quickly harvesting and speed-drying the tobacco leaves at a high temperature. Candela experienced a surge in popularity between the 1940s to 1970s before gradually fading into oblivion. In some quarters, they are called Double Claro. Unlike other cigar wrappers named after their country of origin, Candela is named after the process by which it is made. Thus, varieties of seeds and locations can be used to grow the Double Claro. Although, tobaccos brown under shades or heavy cloud cover is preferred.

Before the tobacco leaves mature, farmers quickly harvest and dry the leaves to lock in the natural chlorophyll content. This process is called the fire curing technique. The leaves are heated very slowly to a temperature as high as 175. They are then rehydrated to ease the handling and rolling. This process retains the grassy herbal taste of Candela. There is a consensus that the Candela wrapper is the mildest of all clear wrappers. Candelas have an almost citrus or floral aroma. They convey a sweet, green tea, grassy flavor. The Candela wrapper cigars' taste profile is garnished with hints of cedar and peppers.

Which cigars use them

Nowadays, only a few brands use candela wrappers on their handmade cigars. This includes Arturo Fuente Claro, ACID Green Blondie Candela, and La Flor Dominicana Double Claro. Widen your horizons by tasting one of our amazing selections of Candela cigars today. Learn about all cigar wrappers, and try them all. Explore all of our handmade cigars! You may also return to the homepage.

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