Please Note: Packet Design May Vary
It’s one of those questions we must get 10 times a day:
“Do you have to store your tobacco at the right temperature?”
“Should I store my tobacco in the fridge”
Ask the old wives and they’ll tell you to chuck some apple peel or a bit of potato in the packet or try store it in the fridge. Ask a tobacconist and they’ll tell you that’s a mistake! Doing so will build up mildew and affect the flavour of your tobacco. Oh and a fridge actually dries out your tobacco, leave it a week and it’ll be dried up and lost most of its flavour!
Here at The Black Swan Tobacconist we have always told our customers who don’t have the luxury of a humidor to store their tobacco in a container were it can still breath and place a bit of damp sponge away from the tobacco to humidify the air. The tobacco will then gradually draw moisture from the air.
The problem with a piece of sponge is you can’t easily control level of humidity. A very damp sponge will add a lot of humidity and a drier sponge will add a little so you constantly have to monitor the humidity. The Water Pillows contains some magic crystals that regulate the humidity of the air. Simply soak the pouch in water until the crystals swell into a gel. Shake off any excess water and place the pouch inside your Humidor or chosen container. If the humidity drops below 70% the crystals will release moisture, which will keep your tobacco in perfect condition until the pouch has fully dried up. Then simply re-soak and re-use.