MEXICO

Black tobacco has been cultivated in Mexico for thousands of years by both the Mayan and Aztec civilisations. The best region for growing tobacco is the San Andres Valley of South East Mexico, which lies between a pair of dormant volcanoes.

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  • San Andres Negro - One of the earliest native seed black tobaccos to be cultivated and most likely the first tabacum stem exported to Cuba. Like broadleaf, San Andres Negro is traditionally stem cut and ferments to an oscuro colour. It has a grainy texture with a ripe, pleasingly pungent flavour.

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