I use Rizla blues to roll my cigarettes. I have taken a shine to them as they are thin, reducing the taste of paper ruining your favourite blend, but not too thin, which can make rolling difficult, like I find the silvers in a breeze for example.
They are available nationwide as well which is a bonus as I never have to gamble on another brand - if a shop sells rolling papers there must be a 99% percent chance that Rizla will be one of the brands they stock.
The pack contains 32 leaves, which I find the right amount - too often I just put the pack in my pocket and they end up crumpled and ruined - so a bigger pack would mean bigger waste for me. They are cheap, costing around 35p for a pack, which isn't noticeable more expensive than smaller brands, so it is nice to see they are not cashing in on reputation and brand image at customers expense.
The cardboard case they come in can be used to make a makeshift filter if you like- and the green card inside the pack used to hold the last paper in the pack is legendary for the same reason among people with a certain pastime I won't go into here.
Overall, if you want a good quality paper that wont ruin the taste of your smoke - these are for you.
I've been rolling my cigarettes and other smokeables with blue rizla for years, and personally I find them perfect for the job.
I used to be a HUGE fan of green rizlas, untill one frightful night when I was enjoying a smoke with some friends. I looked in the ashtray to find the smoke I put in there to of completely burnt out, the roach and all! Releasing a choking, putrid yellow bellow of smoke in the process. That's when I turned to blue.
Now blues are a shear paper, not as thin as silvers (Which Rizla claim is thinner than a human hair?!). This means that the smoke produced by your blue Rizla cigarette is mainly the tobacco :) Which is always good (Paper never got anyone high ;D)
Many people would say that blue Rizla, being a thinner paper, is harder to roll with. But I personally find them a lot easier than greens or reds, but I have been rolling for 7 years. So I guess it's not a paper for beginners (I'm not subliminly hinting to "begin smoking" for anyone who would of twisted my words).
The pack kindly states that the product concealed inside are "finest quality gummed papers" which is quite right. I've never had the problem of the glue not sticking, or the Rizla tearing, burning unevenly or any of that.
I buy blue Rizla from my local Martins, for a modest price of 25p, which is 0.5p per paper, which is an okay price, as I've seen them elsewhere for as little as 13p.
Overall, good choice of paper to use if you're going to continue turning your lungs into a black abyss =D (Thought I'd put some anti-smoking blabber in to hold back the tide of anti-smoker)
Not much you can write about Rizla papers really, although I shall endeavour to cover all angles.
For those who don't already know, I have a rather charmed existence and have been there and done that. Indeed, smoking the evil weed is something I would recommend everyone does at least once in their life, but thats another topic. I dnt smoke it any more @:-)
These particular Rizla papers come in a blue packet, and cost 22p in my local newsagent. I've seen them as low as 21p in Tesco - but is 1p really worth reporting?
They are simle things really, thin pieces of paper with a sticky edge on one side. This is to allow you to stick your cigarette shut when you've rolled it, for those who are truly that naive.
The best thing about these papers is that they are thinner than usual. They are indeed 'finest quality gummed papers' according to the rather small packet. Being thin and so 'finely gummed', they lead to a much better cigarette with far less paper to inhale along with your tobacco.
The fact that this makes a slightly better taste when you actually smoke the cigarette is minor, but the fact you can see the tobacco moving about inside your cigarette is quite amusing! Being Rizla, they are also well known for their quality.
There is always a downside though, and thats the strength. When you halve the thickness of paper, it gets weaker. Normally this isnt a problem, but dont ever try rolling in the rain, they just fall apart. Further, putting anything other than tobacco in them isnt an option, the commonly known 'blimb' will tear this paper as you turn it in your hands....
So, in summary, they are good for those who smoke legitimately, and terrible for anyone else. Also avoid them if you are a builder.... @:-)
If you want information on this and other brands, it tells me on the packet that you can visit www.rizla.com.
rizla blue's are my personal favorate rolling paper, the papers are thin enough to allow you to taste the tobacco, but thick enough to allow you to easily roll, if possibly a little to thin for beginners. only one slight negitive, sometimes i find the glue is a little weak. however one note for the travelling smoker, i spent the summer in france, and french rizla blue's are significantly different, they come in packs of 100 instead of 50, the glue is stronger, and the actuall papers are different, possibly slightly thinner, however dispite this they are easier to roll, and the packets last longer. if (for whatever reason!) you are sticking several papers together, you may find them a bit thin at first, however because of this once you mater it you get a better smoke. in conclusion-the best papers around!