Chiseled ice cubes clinking in a glass, the sun setting over a palm-lined beach, a casual panama hat, and of course some cigar smoke to complete this idyllic scene … Even in air-conditioned urban cigar lounges, the lighting of a cigar seems to necessitate an accompanying cocktail (even if only an imaginary one).
Our tasters awaited this pairing with particular anticipation. We wanted to know: how would some of the best-known teas in the world pair with those “other” leaves – rolled tobacco leaves?
There’s hardly a cigar that isn’t described as having roasted notes or bitter qualities. Coffee, too, is characterized by these flavors.