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Cheroots: The What and Where of the Stogie All Regions Shopping & Markets | 0 comments

A cheroot is a cigar distinctive to Myanmar (Burma), so distinctive in fact that they have been nicknamed a “Burmese facial feature.” It is not unusual to see Burmese ladies puffing away on cheroots today.
Cheroots: The What and Where of the Stogie

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The world “cheroot” is derived from the French word cheroute, which comes from a Tamil word meaning “roll of tobacco.” The cheroot has both ends clipped and is made with a blend of tobacco and fragrant wood chips, then rolled up with the dried and flattened “tha nat phet” leaf. A filter is added made of dry corn husks or sugar cane fibers for a stronger smoke. It is said that the cheroots are sweet in taste and fragrant and, thus, freshen the mouth.

Many cheroots come from the Shan states in the east of Myanmar (Burma) with the best cheroots allegedly coming from factories in Taunggyi. The cheroot industry here is huge with the cultivation of the leaf plantations as the main cash crop. Consequently you’ll see a lot of the dark green cigars stacked high on market stalls while some market vendors walk around and offer them on trays. Especially big cheroots can be found in Mandalay.

The women of Inle Lake are also famous for hand-rolling the cheroots, very quickly! They can roll over 500 cheroots a day. It is worth noting that Inle Lake is particularly known for its flavored cheroots; cigars rolled with dried banana, pineapple, tamarind, honey and rice wine.

Some of the cheroots made in Inle Lake are so focused on flavors that the only tobacco found in them is the leaf holding the cigar together. Nam Pan Village has a number of cheroot factories, which sell a packet of 10 small cheroots for 1,000 Kyat, which is about US $1.20.


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