The wrapper is grown in Ecuador from Connecticut Shade (CT Shade) seed. It is delicate and thin, yet very pliable. This leaf is golden brown in color, very few veins, and is silky to the touch.
The flavor itself is moderate and subtly spicy with sweet, floral notes on the finish. The Ecuadorian-grown variety is usually slightly darker than US-grown CT Shadeleaf, has thinner veins and offers a slightly richer flavor.
As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products, this leaf comes in proper moisture content for working, but additional moisture might be needed to make the wrapper more pliable and elastic for wrapping.
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jamarnewsome (verified buyers) –
Every thing that you could want in Ecuador Connecticut Shade! Creamy and sweet with a hint of spice!
I don’t recommend this wrapper for beginners. I know this because I am one. It’s a very thin delicate wrapper and requires a bit of skill to roll. I lost about 25% of the leafs because I would damage them when trying to use them.
I gave them 4 stars because they are very nice leaves that probably make great cigars.
Jeffrey Dawson –
Superb Wrapper! I received a sample of this leaf with an order I placed and rolled one leaf into a puro…. It tasted like a cup of creamy, sweet, light roast high grade Columbian Supremo coffee. I burnt my fingers smoking it to the nub; delicious tobacco! Pairs with coffee like a fish pairs with water.