Mi Querida (pronounced “me kay-ree-dah”) literally translates as “my dearest”, however it is a rather provocative word within Nicaragua used to expressly describe your secret mistress. While this may sound like an oxymoron, it is not. It is not uncommon in the culture for a man to have a mistress that is both known by and basically approved of by his wife, whereas the “Mi Querida” is the woman who neither his wife or mistress know about or would ever approve of. Cigar wise, it represents Steve Saka’s personal desires: a robust, extremely flavorful liga. The blend features fillers from Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The binder is a Mexican San Andres negro leaf, and the wrapper leaf used is a dark Connecticut Broadleaf No. 1. It is a full-flavored blend that features tasting notes of coffee, cocoa, earth, black pepper and more.