Cigars 101

Is that blueish-greenish tint on my cigars’ wrappers mold?

A: STOP! Don’t throw them away. I asked our resident Master Tobacconist, and here’s what he had to say:
1) Get Boveda 69% packs, or use only distilled water in the humidifier.
2) You can gently wipe it off the cigars.
3) Try to separate the blends in the humidor.
4) Keep the cello on the cigars.
5) It could be too much humidity.

The good news is, it’s NOT mold, but rather a discoloration that happens as a result of some chlorophyll that got trapped in the leaf.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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