Tesa M3

Tesa M3

Origin : Calumet City, IL
Format : Robusto
Size : 130 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua?
Filler : Nicaragua?
Binder : Nicaragua?
Hand-Made
Price : ~$5 each

We rarely do this, but here is a review of a cigar that only few people know about. Let me quote Heather Haddad from FumeeWorld:
Tesas are made in Calumet City, IL by the Kelly’s. They owned a cigar shop and started Tesa as their house blend. They’ve been trying to take it national for a couple of years now. The blender is the son, Chris Kelly, who is only like 22 years old. They have their own factory in Nicaragua and their cigars are pretty good, but largely unknown.

Appearance : ★★★★☆
With its moderately-veined claro wrapper, this robusto looks rather good. The band is quite flat though.
 
Construction : ★★★★★
I only smoked one of these and it was a fine experience. My Tesa was skillfully rolled.

Flavor : ★★★½☆
I found the M3 to be very mild and quite uni-dimensional. I would describe the flavor as a sweet mix of chocolate, cocoa and coffee. Quite good but I'm definitely looking for more complexity in a cigar.

Value : ★★★☆☆
Not sure that you'll be getting bang for your buck here.

Overall Rating : ★★★★☆
This is a good BBQ smoke but not something that I'd enjoy with a glass of fine cognac. Will probably not appreciated by seasoned aficionados.

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One Comment on “Tesa M3”

  1. Hmmm… need a lil more info on the flavor profile. “Complexity” means diff things to diff ppl. How did the ‘gar change over its lifespan?

    In any case: thanks! I am interested in oddities, so non-Miami US-cigars are always of interest.

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