This time I blog about the thing that makes absolutely no difference to the taste of the cigarette, namely the rolling paper. The theory goes so that a thin paper leaves less taste to the cigarette than a thick paper, and is hence more desirable. In practice, the amount of paper is so small that you do not taste it in either case. I usually use either OCB Black or basic Rizla, depending on whether I buy the papers at a dedicated tobacco store or an ordinary grocery store. OBC Black is extremely thin, and hence theoretically more desirable than the thicker Rizla, but the difference is entirely psychological. Paradoxically, the OCB papers are a bit less expensive than Rizlas. In addition to ordinary rolling papers, there are also rolling papers made out of hemp in the market. Again, there is no noticeable difference in taste.
Even if the paper makes no difference to the taste, the size of the paper determines the size of the cigarette. My ideal size would be approximately 1.5 cm longer than the standard short paper. Unfortunately, there are no such rolling papers for sale in Finland. All papers are either too short or too long. The best format of paper is a roll, where the user can cut just the length of paper he wants. Rolls exist, but for some reason, none of the Finnish tobacco stores have them in their selection. Hence, I use the standard short rolling papers.