Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf 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.
Our Dark Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf arrives with a very strong, smoky scent that might even overpower the smell of other tobacco leaves. Make sure you separate your tobaccos when they arrive to avoid the transference of smell.
Our Fire Cured Tobacco Leaves are grown in TN, USA. Unlike previous crops, these leaves are graded, so you can expect most of them to be of wrapper or close to wrapper quality.
These Fire Cured leaves are thick, easy to handle, and some of the largest tobacco leaves we've ever encountered. Like the name sounds, the Dark Fire Cured tobacco leaf has an extremely 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, leading 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.
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The dark fire cured leaf is very nice as a cigar wrapper, but I warn everyone that it can be difficult to work with even under ideal moisture as it tends to retract and tear a lot, producing a very rugged looking cigar. Not recommended for beginners.
Customer: Tom Valeriano
Date: Mar, 28, 2017
A very nice wrapper. The leaf smells of campfire wood smoke, with hints of BBQ smoke. It was a little gritty but worked well and really made a the PA filler cigars wonderful.
Customer: Taylor Braddy
Date: Jun, 18, 2018
Nice texture/leaf stability and very dark (which seems to be preferred for me personally with a deeper throat hit.). Very natural flavor/smell to it, and I suppose I’d prefer fire roasted over chemical soaked. Not bad, would recommend, however offer caution for those sensitive to a stronger flavor profile. Also, there will be some charred dust spread across the leaf, so having a cloth or damp towel to wipe it down is convenient.