Maya Selva Cigars has begun announcing its new releases for the upcoming InterTabac trade show in Dortmund, Germany, and leading the list is the Flor de Selva Year of the Rat Limited Edition 2020.

The cigar uses a Honduran-grown wrapper from Jamastrán, a Nicaraguan binder from the Jalapa region, and fillers from Honduras and Nicaragua. It is offered in a 6 x 52 toro vitola and packaged in 20-count boxes, which merges Chinese patterns and Mayan hieroglyphics.

This is the third cigar from Maya Selva that celebrates Chinese New Year, joining the Year of the Dog from 2018 and the Year of the Pig from 2019.

The Maya Selva Year of the Rat Limited Edition 2020 is scheduled to begin shipping in November and will be available in the United States as well as in international markets. Pricing has not yet been announced.

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