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Glossary Terms Archive - The Cigar Cafe
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Wrapper


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The outer leaf of a premium handmade premium cigar. Wrapper holds the finished binder and filler leaves together. Must be treated with care to avoid damage. The bulk of a cigars flavor profile comes from the wrapper leaf. The most expensive of all tobacco...

Rat Tail


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Also known as Curly Head, fancy tail or pig tail, the rat tail is a small twist of tobacco on the cap of a cigar, formed by the roller by twisting  that last bit of leaf

Quebrado


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a tobacco leaf torn in the field

Pig Tail


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Also known as a Curly Head or Fancy Tail, the pig tail is a small twist of tobacco on the cap of a cigar, formed by the roller twisting that last bit of leaf. Also known as a Rat Tail.

Perfecto


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A Cigar that tapers at both ends, an iconic shape often 4 to 5″ long

Marrying


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The phenomenon by which different tobaccos, when brought together mix their flavors and aroma; this process is the basis for blending distinctive cigars