An incredible number of factors affect the taste and harmony of tobacco flavoring. These include seed variety, location and method used in growing the crop, the drying and curing process and much more. Since it all begins with the seed, Valedna selects only non-GMO tobacco seeds, then takes the time to breed and cross-breed tobacco seeds a year before we even grow the crop to ensure only the healthiest cross-bred tobacco varieties are produced.
The phrase “nature and nurture” in its modern sense relates to the influence of one’s innate qualities as compared to one’s environment and upbringing. Like the birth and development of the world’s great pianists, cello players and even conductors, “nature and nurture” plays the central role in the making of Valedna tobacco flavored e-juice. True quality not only requires the very best seed selection, but also fertile soil, precise growing conditions, and plenty of attention.
We take great care in ensuring that optimized conditions are present: the right location, the position of the land, and the preparation of the soil for the plants. We are also vigilant while nursing the seedlings, transplanting them from the greenhouse into the field, and harvesting our plants only when they are fully ripe and ready.
Once matured, the leaves are carefully harvested and then gradually cured and dried in specially constructed barns.
Depending on the tobacco variety and characteristic, leaves are further matured and dried using sun-curing, air-curing, flue-curing, or fire-curing. The leaves are constantly supervised to guarantee quality and to ensure that we never hit a sour note in our tobacco flavors.
Next, we condition and age our leaves to enhance their flavor. This involves completely drying the leaves by air once more, and then adding a uniform amount of moisture. Once we’ve achieved the optimal moisture level, the tobacco is aged for an extended period, which allows it to develop a full range of flavor and aroma notes.
To create the liquid harmony that is Valedna, we start by naturally extracting the essence of each blend through a tobacco maceration process. This begins with a six to eight-week steeping period that results in a softer, more nuanced extract. We carefully preserve the signature flavor notes of each blend by steeping the tobacco leaves in cold extraction, which protects against bitterness and harshness and delivers a smooth vape with no harsh throat hit. The result is a pure, unadulterated flavor that comes from top-quality tobacco.