As an avid cigar smoker, we all come up with different techniques and routines that work best for us prior to starting our smoking session and during it. Therefore, today’s cigar tip will discuss how to relax with your cigar and enjoy it.
Enjoy your cigar
Cigars are very enjoyable and relaxing, and when paired with the perfect drink of choice, you can really make for a great cigar experience with friends, or to yourself, as some needed alone time. However, the goal is not rushing yourself while smoking your cigar, but to truly relish in the experience and moment. While casually talking, stop and take several small puffs of your cigar, to avoid it going out, and to separate yourself from the conversation, to be attentive to your cigar. And better yet, the ultimate goal of being at a cigar lounge or in the comforts of your home, while having a cigar, is to sit back and become one with the cigar and the moment, by taking long draws and pulls from your cigar, to hold the smoke into your mouth, to fully taste the essences and concentrated flavors within the cigar, then release.
Cigar smoking is not about the constant repetition of pulling and exhaling and pulling and exhaling, to look cool, that looks like you’re smoking a cigarette. This is totally improperly smoking your cigar, which there are several in-depth articles that you can read for further review on our “Cigar 101” category, then click on “Cigar Tips,” to have a good sound base about cigars as it relates to “Cutting, Lighting, and Smoking.”
Please check out those articles under Cigar Tips for a good source and guide, click here.
Also, another note, whether you’re using a wooden match, butane lighter, or cedar spill, to light your cigar, the lighting process is the same. It should always start with toasting the foot of the cigar to prepare it for lighting. Therefore, I would highly suggest that you position your cigar at about a 45-degree angle, hold the tip of the flame directly underneath the foot of the cigar, never letting the flame touch the wrapper, but concentrating directly on the tobacco end of the foot. You will slowly begin to toast your cigar with the tip of the flame. You want to toast the open end of the filler leaves to dry them out, as well as you can gently rotate the cigar as you toast it. This will prepare the tobacco to become more readily acceptable to the flame when you actually light the cigar.
Be sure to get the entire circumference of the cigar, smoldering. You can practice this in the mirror to fully see the outer appearance of the cigar’s foot, to see yourself preparing it until it becomes natural and a habit if you are a new cigar smoker. Also, recording yourself with your cell phone will work, to see yourself. Once, you’re toasting your cigar, and you notice a whiff of smoke is starting to form, and/or curl up, and then you can place the cigar in your mouth, and puff gently while continuing to rotate the cigar over the tip of the flame without letting the flame touch the cigar. As you puff, you will eventually see the flame flare up and ignite the cigar’s foot. Continue to rotate the cigar, until the entire foot is glowing (The Cherry).
Now you are ready to relax with your cigar!
Author: Naimah “Ni” Pears
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