Cigarette Tobacco Leaves - Craft Your Own Custom Cigarette Blends
As early as the 9th century people in Mexico and Central America were smoking tobacco in forms of reeds and smoking tubes - the first "cigarettes". Fast forward to the 16th century - people were smoking more than ever in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central/ South America. From there it made its way back to Spain, where it started to get introduced to European countries and evolved to the more commonly paper wrapped cigarettes that we use today.
Cigarette smoking is still very popular today, yet more and more smokers are getting away from buying pre-made packs/cartons and instead taking part in "Roll Your Own Cigarettes" using shredded tobacco. The next logical transition for these type of do-it-yourself RYO smokers is to buy Unprocessed Raw Leaf Tobacco and shred it for their own personal use. A whole new world of enjoyment is found when buying buying cigarette tobacco in Leaf form. Not only do you get to see the leaves
you are smoking and shredding before you make your cigarettes (allowing you to throw away anything that might be unsavory, yet found in most pre-mixed tobacco), but also allows for the unique experience of crafting your own diverse line of blends for your cigarettes by combining the broad selection of different leaves we have offer.
Making your own cigarettes from Whole Leaf Tobacco is actually quite easy. Besides the regular RYO experience, the only other steps involved are de-stemming the leaves, verifying that the leaves aren’t too dry/moist, and shredding. The end result is a MYO/RYO cigarette blend unlike any other you have smoked before. All of our customers agree, the blends they make are both higher quality AND less expensive than anythig that can be found already shredded in a bag.
The equipment required for the making of Cigarettes is relatively inexpensive and easily available through tobacco shops and convenience retailers. The most important supplies are the various tobacco leaves themselves, since these will form the taste of the cigarettes. Anyone who already takes part in RYO will probably already have a Cigarette Injector and will only need a Shredder to properly shred your tobacco leaves before injecting.
This Organic American Virginia Flue Cured leaf has a darker, more reddish/orange color, and packs a bit more of a full flavor that most American tobacco blends are famous for. This leaf carries a more robust yet still unmistakably fresh smell.
This Organic Canadian Virginia Flue Cured leaf has a very light, bright yellow color, and arrives with a heavenly fresh, unmistakable aroma - bringing back memories of the tobacco leaf before the mainstream commercial usage of today.
This Organic Burley leaf has an even darker, more red/brown color, and packs a more of a robust flavor that many American tobacco blends are famous for. This leaf carries an incredibly distinct scent, unique to American grown Burley leaves.
Limited Edition USA Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, full flavored tobacco leaf. This leaf arrives with your standard cigarette tobacco smell and produces a smoke similar to a Marlboro. We only bought a couple bales of this even though we had enough flue cured reserved. It just looked too nice to pass up!
Our Sweet Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a smooth, slightly sweet tobacco leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.
Our Smooth Brightleaf Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco is a slightly smoother, fuller tasting leaf. The Brightleaf Flue Cured are some of the best Virginia tobaccos we've tried and they come carrying a wonderful flue cured aroma.
Mainly used to make cigarette tobacco leaf blends a bit stronger, the Aged Burley Whole Leaf Tobacco is also used for cigar filler, pipe blends, and chewing tobacco leaf. These tobacco leaves arrive with an amazingly fresh, but chocolatey (aged) aroma.
Exceptionally rare, 100% genuine whole leaf Saint James perique tobacco. Grown and cured by a small farm in rural Saint James Parish that has been producing high quality barrel-cured perique tobacco for generations.
This purpose built tobacco shredding machine is built out of solid steel, and cuts to a 0.8mm strand thickness. Built with brass bushings designed to have increased resistance to wear, as well as adjustable stainless steel combs. This machine can operated manually, or automatically with the use of a 6mm socket.
The Ace Roller is handcrafted wooden cigarette rolling machine. It works with standard size rolling papers and “roll your own” tobacco to consistently produce perfect 3″ cigarettes. If you like your smokes with filters or crutches, that’s no problem for the Ace. This roller takes only minutes to master and and is built to last a lifetime.
The Tumbleweed is a mid size cigarette rolling machine. It’s designed for rollers on the go. The Tumbleweed is solidly constructed yet compact enough to take along on road trips, camping or to music festivals. Made of Walnut.
After many requests, we have finally stocked the Vera Cruz line of RYO cigarette tubes. Midnight cigarette tubes are one of the only black colored cigarette tubes on the market. For a classier, more sophisticated feel to your smoke. 200 tubes per box.
A very light gold leaf when curing, it makes an excellent smoking tobacco. It grows to a height of 6-7 feet tall. The light green leaves are from 14" to 18" wide and 24" to 30" long, and turn a light yellow when ripe. The plants produce an average of 18 leaves per plant, with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 55 days.
A fine commercial strain that is used for its hardiness and smooth flavor. A must for cigarette making. This plant grows fast and is a high yield producer. It is recommended to leave 14 leaves on the plant while pruning.
A very mild tobacco leaf for cigarettes and pipes. It averages 6' in height with 18-20 leaves per plant. It reaches maturity when blooms appear at 55 days. The light green leaves average 12" wide by 24" long and become a light yellow/green when ripe. Leaves began to ripen as the plant reaches bloom. Air cures easily to a light golden brown with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant.
This Turkish tobacco is among the best money can buy. Originating in the Samsun region of Turkey, along the Black Sea, this tobacco is renowned for its unique rich flavor. This plant has smaller leaves than other strains, but a very distinctive aroma. An excellent Turkish blend or unique by itself.
Rare and famous Louisiana tobacco known for its dark, black color and unique flavor when cured. Perique is a spice tobacco, usually used in Virginia blends. It has a dark, oily appearance, when cured and a taste of pepper and figs. Its flavor is a little strong, so it is usually found mostly in blends. It can be smoked straight, but isn't intended to be. Being acidic, it tends to alleviate alkaline tongue bite, which is so often a problem with Virginia tobacco, so it is recommend to blend this with your cigarette blends.