December 7, 2021
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Espinosa Brands has released a new version of its core Laranja line. Like the original, the Laranja Azulejo is made in Nicaragua, but this box-pressed series is covered in a dark leaf of Ecuadoran Sumatra rather than a Brazilian wrapper. We rated the entire line, as well as a quartet of new Lanceros from Casa Turrent in Mexico. All the blends are case studies in different types of Mexican tobacco, though some were more successful than others in conveying the rich character of Mexican leaf. Plus, Warped gives us the Miami-made El Oso Blanco as a lighter version of its El Oso line, and Foundation adds two new perfectos to its Nicaraguan Tabernacle Havana Seed CT. No 142 series.