Smoking a cigar is not the same as smoking a cigarette. Compared to the simple and casual smoking a cigarette, smoking a cigar requires a complete set of procedures and essential auxiliary tools, and even some necessary etiquette and norms. Some necessary preparations to be done before enjoying the cigar to ensure that the cigar maintains its original aroma and mellowness. Next, we will introduce some specific steps to enjoy cigars.
First, all you need to do is to unpack the cigar, then take it out, place it two or three centimeters away from your nose, and smell its fragrance. That is an essential step for experienced cigar lovers before enjoying it. Note that this refers to cigars that have been kept in the cigar cabinet for at least two weeks or longer. Generally, the newly received cigar should not be smoked immediately. If it is too dry or too wet, it will affect its taste.
Secondly, anyone who knows a little about cigars knows that in order to maintain the original flavor of cigars, one end of it is closed, so before enjoying the cigar, you must first cut it. When you get a cigar, you will find that there is a clear dividing line between the top of the cigar and the other wrapper parts of the cigar. The part that is different from the wrapper is the cap. Before enjoying it, First cut off the cap with a cigar cutter. When cutting, just cut off the cap along this line. In the process, move quickly, cut off its cap at the first attempt, do not turn it back and forth, so as not to damage the coat of the cigar. After cutting it off, in order to ensure the smoothness of smoking the cigar, a hole punch should be used to make a hole in the cut of the cigar. The depth of the hole is generally 1/4 to 3/8 inches, otherwise it will affect the taste and aroma of the cigar.
After the cigar hole is made, the next step is to light the cigar. Experienced cigar lovers know that the choice of gas appliances to light cigars is also very particular. Because most quality cigars are all hand-rolled, chemical substances are not added during their production. In order to prevent the smell of chemical substances from polluting the original smoke flavor of the cigar, even the binder of some well-known cigar in the world is pure natural substances. Therefore, when choosing a gas appliance, you must ensure that it has no peculiar smell. Good gas appliances include cigar matches without sulfur, butane and fuel lighters.
Do not light the cigar as soon as you light a cigar match, but wait for the flame to stabilize, hold the cigar horizontally, and tilt the end to be ignited down 45 degrees, slowly approaching the upper end of the flame an inch. After the cigar is warmed up, place it close to the flame and light it slowly and evenly. Unlike ordinary cigarettes, do not smoke the cigar with your mouth during the cigar ignition process to help it burn. Because at this time the cigar still contains a lot of miscellaneous flavors. After it is lit, do not rush to enjoy it. Instead, you should put the cigar in your mouth and gently blow it twice, or hold the cigar firmly with your hands and shake it up and down in the air for a few times. This can remove miscellaneous flavors and the heat flow when lighting the cigar. After the cigar emits a steady smoke, you can enjoy it.Before that, you need to know a little about how to hold the cigar. We all know that cigars are much thicker than ordinary cigarettes, therefore, it will be difficult to clamp the cigar with your index finger and middle finger, and it will also affect the smoothness of cigar smoking. The proper way to hold a cigar is to hold the top third of it with your thumb finger and index finger. For stability, you can also lean it against the back of your middle finger that is bent downward. The grip strength should be moderate: too much strength will affect the smooth smoking of the cigar; too little strength will make it fall to the ground. When you smell the real fragrance of the cigar, you can start enjoying it.