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Cigars: Indonesia and Philippines


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The arehipelago of Indonesia is the source of the wrapper leaf known as Sumatra-seed ( or java -seed), which is now grown in a number of places around the world.  Actual Sumatra-grown wrapper tobacco is usually dark brown in color and neutal in flavor; it's largely used in the manufacture of small cigars.  The Philippines, Indonesia's neighbor to the northeast, produces a hybrid strain of cigar tobacco that is mild in flavor but very aromatic. (Cigar Champion Pg 133)