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All cigars taste bland like cardboard

I've been enjoying cigars for about a year and I've come up with a decent palate. About 1-2 months ago Ive been having issues where no matter what cigar I smoke, they all taste bland, like water/cardboard. I can't taste any pepper on any cigars, and I've tried some pepper bombs like Espinosa Murcielago, laranja escuro and some Punch, which I used to love but no pepper at all. They all basically taste like cheap cigars. I can't smell the sweet tobacco aroma anymore. I live in a very hot area where is about 120 degrees during the summer. I buy my cigars online and never had a problem with the quality until recently. But, I wouldn't know if the cigars went bad on transit or somehow I damaged my taste buds. My cigars are being kept in a good 70/70 cigar humidor as soon as they arrive by the mail. Has anyone gone through this issue?

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    IndustMechIndustMech Posts: 4,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Covid?
    New medications?
    Diet changes?

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

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    Cam_91Cam_91 Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Well does anything else you consume taste bland? Or is it just the cigars? Try inhaling, that’ll do it

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    0patience0patience Posts: 10,665 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wait.
    Didn't we already do this some time back??
    Keeps the cigars at 70/70, blah, blah, blah.

    I could swear we get this same post every other year.

    In Fumo Pax
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    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
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    peter4jcpeter4jc Posts: 15,409 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ...waiting for @Patrickbrick to rush in and yell, "DZR! DZR!"

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    ShawnOLShawnOL Posts: 8,385 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Stop smoking cigars for two weeks.

    Trapped in the People's Communits Republic of Massachusetts.

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    deadmandeadman Posts: 8,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sounds like your taste buds are burnt out. Like Shawn suggested, take some time off. Heard zinc helps. Medications and supplements can cause this also.

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    deadmandeadman Posts: 8,804 ✭✭✭✭✭

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    IndustMechIndustMech Posts: 4,679 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cryptoking13

    Will he be back?

    I know, You're a big dog and I'm on the list.
    Let's eat, GrandMa.  /  Let's eat GrandMa.  --  Punctuation saves lives

    It'll be fine once the swelling goes down.

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    Cam_91Cam_91 Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @IndustMech said:
    @cryptoking13

    Will he be back?

    Cat got his tongue

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    Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat Posts: 8,431 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @0patience said:
    Wait.
    Didn't we already do this some time back??
    Keeps the cigars at 70/70, blah, blah, blah.

    I could swear we get this same post every other year.

    And it's usually a single post, ne'er to be seen again.

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    PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Posts: 7,734 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @peter4jc said:
    ...waiting for @Patrickbrick to rush in and yell, "DZR! DZR!"

    See definitely DZR.

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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    Well, I tried most of the recommendations and it hasnt worked great. Bought from different places. Humidor at 68% humidity and temp at 70 degrees. I'm suspecting allergies, for I have lots of trees and plants and when it gets windy, my sinuses get terrible. Stuffy nose, sneezing all the time.

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    Theres some days/times I enjoy the cigars. Its kind of random. Cant be the cigars themselves. In comparison, a davidoff will taste the same as any cheapo cuban sandwich. I feel cigars taste goes together with their aroma. If they taste bad, they will also smell bad. Not foul but just like burnt cigarettes. I've seen this question asked by a lot of people when they dont know what it is when their cigars just taste bland. Many have suggested allergies.

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    VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 16,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Covid

    Don't look ↑
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    VegasFrankVegasFrank Posts: 16,681 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And that's not being a smart aleck. If you have a long-term taste and smell problems, it could be coronavirus. Get tested. Sometimes taste and smell can go away for 6 or 8 months.

    Don't look ↑
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    VisionVision Posts: 7,790 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cryptoking13 said:
    Theres some days/times I enjoy the cigars. Its kind of random. Cant be the cigars themselves. In comparison, a davidoff will taste the same as any cheapo cuban sandwich. I feel cigars taste goes together with their aroma. If they taste bad, they will also smell bad. Not foul but just like burnt cigarettes. I've seen this question asked by a lot of people when they dont know what it is when their cigars just taste bland. Many have suggested allergies.

    Try retrohale

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    found the solution, thank god. ive found out cigars were too humid. now i bought from different online retailers and found out the main one kept or the cigars became too humid during transit/ boveda packs. ive been dryboxing and also bought a box from the main retailer which came sealed with plastic. smoked one right away and it was perfect. i thought i was losing my mind but im glad it worked out and i hope this helps anyone out there.

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    JrflicksterJrflickster Posts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Things don't add up with this thread but i for one am thrilled you got it worked out.

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    RhamlinRhamlin Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @cryptoking13 said:
    found the solution, thank god. ive found out cigars were too humid. now i bought from different online retailers and found out the main one kept or the cigars became too humid during transit/ boveda packs. ive been dryboxing and also bought a box from the main retailer which came sealed with plastic. smoked one right away and it was perfect. i thought i was losing my mind but im glad it worked out and i hope this helps anyone out there.

    Soggy cigars suck

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    jlmartajlmarta Posts: 7,881 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2021

    My cigars are definitely not soggy but they do, mostly, taste bland. I’m kinda leaning toward thinking it’s Covid-related somehow… 👴🏻

    And coffee doesn’t taste right anymore, either…. 🤨

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    JrflicksterJrflickster Posts: 3,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Does that taste like cardboard @Rdp77

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    Rdp77Rdp77 Posts: 6,096 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jrflickster said:
    Does that taste like cardboard @Rdp77

    Hahahaa what the hell...wrong thread

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