Cigar Tips for Beginners
At Censored Genius, we want to encourage everyone to seize the day and have a cigar. Whether you’ve been a cigar aficionado for years or you’re just testing the waters of the cigar world, Censored Genius has a cigar you’ll love. Today, we’d like to speak to the beginners out there. Just like tasting fine wines, fully appreciating fine cigars requires a refined palate and a working knowledge of the terms that help you articulate the flavors and feelings you get when you take a puff. While we’re quite familiar with the ins and outs of cigars, we know that it can be intimidating for some. Here are a few tips to help you break into the rich cigar culture that we appreciate every day.
Savor the Experience
Smoking a fine cigar is all about relaxing and taking in the full experience. For maximum enjoyment, we recommend picking the right time and place where you can take your time and really savor the aromas and flavors coming from your stogie. Once you’ve got the appropriate setting, it’s important to remember that smoking a great cigar takes time. Don’t pull hard or puff too frequently; you can take it easy knowing that your cigar will stay lit for a long time without dragging on it. Cigars are meant to be smoked while socializing; in addition; taking too many puffs over a short time is likely to make you feel sick, especially if you’re a beginner.
Until you get used to the feel of cigar smoke in your mouth, you’ll probably end up feeling a bit parched at some point. While a nice beer, scotch, or bourbon makes the perfect accompaniment for a fine cigar, there’s no substitute for good old fashioned water when it comes to getting rid of cotton mouth. Try keeping a glass of water nearby so you can stay hydrated and prevent headaches while you smoke.
Talk to Your Tobacconist
Whether you’re smoking in a cigar club, visiting a cigar store, or checking out that new cigar bar, don’t let your intimidation prevent you from speaking with the people behind the counter. Odds are they’ve been appreciating fine cigars for years and they’ll be more than happy to bring another convert into the fold. They’ll be able to help you find a cigar that will satisfy the flavors you’re looking for without being unpleasant. Who knows, you might even make a new friend!
If you’re taking a look at the Censored Genius selection of cigars, we recommend either the Hear No or Speak No for beginners. Both offer medium body with rich flavors that ensure your first Censored Genius won’t be your last. Once you’ve got a few more stogies under your belt, you might consider trying a See No. With its deceptive exterior, you won’t be expecting the full-flavored sneak attack that’s heading your way. Of course, we know you won’t mind. Be sure to shop our online store, or talk to your local shop about Censored Genius cigars. Whether you’re new to the game or you’ve been smoking cigars for years, we know you’ll find your new favorite among our selection.