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CONNECTICUT SHADE TOBACCO PLANT
Like Cuban-seed tobacco, Connecticut-seed tobacco is grown in other countries, but the most popular strain grown outside the U.S. for premium cigars comes from Ecuador. Ecuador’s ever-present cloud cover acts as a natural shade tent in lieu of a tapado, a large cheesecloth tent used to keep the leaves from getting too much sun; otherwise the leaves would darken and thicken. As a result, the Ecuadorian leaf is smoother in appearance – having fewer veins – and has a little more flavor, but when properly cured, both strains are mild in taste. The U.S. Connecticut plant is also a little more delicate and somewhat sweeter in flavor and aroma