Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf Low Grade is one of the darkest tobacco leaves offered at Leaf Only. It has a very pungent, smoke-like smell and flavor due to the "Fire Curing Process", which uses large, gentle fires to cure the tobacco. Although this leaf is traditionally used to make chewing tobacco, snuff, snus, and in pipe blends, some of our customers have enjoyed this leaf in a hookah blend, or as a roll-your-own fronto leaf, comparable to our Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf, despite it's strong smell and flavor. Also known as "Red Herring".
Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf Low Grade arrives with a very strong, smokey scent that might even overpower the smell of other tobacco leaves.
These Fire Cured Leaf Low Grade have an extremeley dark brown color, similar to that of theCT Maduro tobacco leaves we offer, but is usually much larger because the maduro leaves are picked from the top of the CT broadleaf plant, which leads to their smaller size.
This leaf is mostly used to make your own chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco blends, snuff, snus, and even in some cigarette blends. This leaf is also used as a fronto leaf in some areas and is known as Red Herring because it smells similar to smoked fish (or smoked anything really).
PLEASE NOTE: This is the LOW GRADE CONSISTENCY VERSION OF THIS LEAF. In this batch, you will find lower quality, non-wrapper quality leaves, leaf pieces, and possibly stems. We do also carry Dark Fire Cured Wrapper, which will have fewer damages. Low Grades are sold as is and there are no refunds or exchanges.
What People Are Saying About Leaf Only
"P.S. We've been talking to a few of our neighbors about home processing the whole leaf and then RYO, so we might have some new customers for you. Alaska is already charging $7.50 a pack, and looking to increase it again this summer... and it's ALL sin tax. I'd rather be giving you and the farmers my money and so would my neighbors, thx much!"
- Jennine, AK
To learn more about Leaf Only, visit the About Us page. If there is a particular tobacco leaf that you do not see on our website, please Contact Us. There is a good chance we can find the leaf you are looking for!