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Favorite orientals for cigar blending?

mwaller

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I realize that orientals are not typically used in cigars, but I don't see why they couldn't be used to add a few flavor accents. What little I've read about "Japan 8" suggests this might be a good one to try.
What oriental varietals have you added to your cigars? Any clear winners?
 
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I pressed some Kumanovo a couple months ago. It's not really an oriental; it's Hungarian. I haven't blended cigars with it, but I would consider it. It's flavor is something of a cross between a dark air and an oriental. The pressed tobacco is more sedate and burley-like, while the whole leaf is brighter and sweeter
 
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