Pipe Tobacco Leaves - Craft Your Own Custom Pipe Blends


Albert Einstein Smoking a PipeSmoking pipes, much like cigars, is really all about relaxation. Since tobacco was discovered it has been a favorite pastime of people around the world, including many celebrities and historical figures.

Many experienced pipe smokers agree - smoking a pipe is both a science, and an art form. The first thing to learn is packing your pipe. Once it is packed with the tobacco of choice, lighting it evenly is the next challenge. Learning to actually smoke your pipe will take some time, but don’t be afraid! Learning these skills is not particularly difficult, it just takes some understanding and patience. The rewards of properly smoking a pipe are a wonderful aroma, a great taste, and an overall enjoyable experience.

Historically speaking, a number of Native American cultures had pipe-smoking traditions long before the arrival of Europeans. Tobacco was often smoked, generally for ceremonial purposes, though other mixtures of sacred herbs were also common. The narrow calumet (called a "peace pipe" by Europeans), was smoked in ceremony to seal covenants and treaties. Tobacco was introduced to Europe from the Americas in the 16th century and spread around the world rapidly.

Blending and Smoking Whole Leaf Pipe Tobacco


To get started, browse our catalog of leaves below and start experimenting! Use the categories sidebar to narrow your results.




$64.99 / lb

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.



$26.99 / lb

Cyprian Latakia is a Yenidje like leaf that goes through a smoke curing similar to the Dark Fire Cured that gives this leaf its dark color and smoky taste. 



$16.99 / lb

The Canadian Virginia Flue Cured Tobacco Leaf is commonly used in hookah, pipe, and cigarette tobacco blends. It has a wonderful smooth smoke with a great robust flavor.  



$20.99 / lb

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.

Certified Organic.



$21.99 / lb

This Organic Canadian Virginia Flue Cured leaf has a  yellow color, and arrives with a heavenly fresh, unmistakable aroma - bringing back memories of the tobacco leaf before the mainstream commercial usage of today.

Certified Organic.



$21.99 / lb

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.

Certified Organic.



$16.99 / lb

Our 2012 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.



$16.99 / lb

Our 2013 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.



$16.99 / lb

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.  



$16.99 / lb

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.  



$18.99 / lb

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. 



$29.99 / lb

The Yenidje Oriental Tobacco Leaf (as well as less popular oriental tobaccos) are used in just about all "Turkish" cigarette blends.



Burley
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$18.99 / lb

These Burley Tobacco Leaves arrive with an amazingly fresh, earthy aroma. The smell of this tobacco leaf is reminiscent of Maryland 609, and has the consistency of some of the finest Burley available.



$16.99 / lb

The Izmir Turkish Oriental Tobacco Leaf (as well as more popular oriental tobaccos) are used in just about all "Turkish" cigarette blends.



$24.99 / lb

 This tobacco leaf is commonly used as a spice in cigarette tobacco blends. It has a wonderful smooth smoke with a nice slightly spicy flavor.



$19.99 / lb

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.



$22.99 / lb

Our Light Fire Cured Tobacco Leaf can be described as a wonderful middle ground between the Dark Air Cured and Dark Fire Cured



$17.99 / lb

The Aged Fronto Leaf (Dark Air Cured) is an extremely popular tobacco leaf that has been slowly aged to perfection and has become very dark and chocolatey. Most of the remainder of this crop is from the year 2008, and is only available in an S1 grade; which, is good quality tobacco, but not all leaves will be 100% wrapper.



$19.99 / lb

Our  Fronto / Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf (ALO) is this year's latest crop. Over time, this leaf will become darker, and is still a top-shelf seller. The (ALO) code signifies that it was grown in America. With this leaf, you can expect to find a very high percentage of perfect or near perfect leaves, and a very low percentage of leaves with imperfections of holes, which is rare for a Dark Air Cured.



$16.99 / lb

Our Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf (LL) is a 2LS grade, which means it is a binder leaf. For wraps and grabba, there is still plenty of leaf to use; but, overall most leaves will have at least one hole making it a binder grade. 



$16.99 / lb

Nicotiana Rustica, someitmes known as Wild Tobacco, thuoc lao, mapacho and other regional names, is an incredibly strong variety of whole leaf tobacco with up to 9x more nicotine then other varietys of whole leaf tobacco. 

 



$274.99

Powermatic S electric tobacco shredding machine. Designed for personal use, this machine will provide many pounds of fine roll your own made from whole leaf tobacco if taken care of properly.



$39.99

Affordable manual whole leaf  tobacco shredder. Features stainless steel construction and table clamp.



$119.99

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.



$9.99

A large, 5''x5.5''x9'' plastic storage jar and 5 Water Pillows to keep your tobacco fresh and moist. 



$5.99

Dual Action Spray Bottle - Stream or Spray to moisten and hydrate your favorite whole leaf tobacco with ease. 



$1.75

Made from natural Kiln Baked Terracotta. After moisturized, this leaf shaped Hydrostone  will keep your tobacco fresh for weeks.



$6.49

Small 8 gram Humidification packs, perfect for travel humidors or fronto packs. 



$3.99

Large 60 gram Humidification packs, perfect for full size humidors and small-medium whole leaf bags.



$3.49

3 in 1 Pipe Tool - Picker Packer Poker



$2.99

Extremely Potent half hardy annual that grows to about 3 ft. and is cultivated worldwide for smoking and nicotine production, but also works great for pesticides. This plant has many green to yellow flowers that remain open during the day and be can raised as far north as Maine. It is a fast grower and is so potent that it has been used as an arrow poison in Mexico!



$2.99

An upright variety with more leaves than most varieties. Is taller than most varieties on the market and cures a golden color. Great for cigarettes, and one of the largest producers.



$2.99

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.



$2.99

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.



$2.99

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.



$294.99

The Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder - Super Shredder edition is an enhanced version of the Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder with added features to increase ease of use and longevity of the machine. 



$139.99

The Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder - Plus edition is an ehanced version of the Tabletop Fine Cut Shredder with added features to increase ease of use and longevity of the machine. 



$22.99 / lb

Fronto tobacco leaf, sometimes known as grabba leaf, or fanta leaf, is a tobacco wrapper leaf sold by the individual leaf or by the pound. The leaf should be in good condition, and enjoyed by its users.



$22.99 / lb

The QB-52 Fronto Leaf Wrapper is yet another extremely popular variety of fronto leaf that is primarily sold by the leaf at city convenience stores and specialty shops. This variety of fronto leaf is of high, wrapper leaf quality, with a slightly lighter color and thickness compared to our Fronto / Dark Air Cured Tobacco Leaf.This leaf has been aged longer than the regular QB-52 Fronto Wrapper, to make it darker. This is something special we have been doing at Leaf Only to give our customers even more options.



$13.99 / lb

Lower quality, scrap consistency version of our Organic Canadian Virginia Flue Cured

Certified Organic.



$12.99 / lb

Lower quality, scrap consistency version of our Organic American Virginia Flue Cured

Certified Organic.



$9.99 / lb

A mix of scrap consitency Virginia Flue Cured leaves including Canadian, American, Brightleaf and more!



$9.99 / lb

A mix of our American Virginia Flue Cured scrap consistency leaves. 



$7.99 / lb

A mix of all scrap consitency leaves. Can contain scraps from all leaf varieties.



$7.99 / lb

A mix of our scrap consitency Fronto and Grabba leaves including QB-52, Dark Fire Cured, and others!



$5.99

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$5.49

Flavor your own tobacco leaf blend with custom tobacco flavorings to give them a unique, and personalized taste.



$2.99

This variety originated in Kentucky. It has relatively large leaves of medium body that cures out a deep, rich brown color. Can be fire cured or air cured depending on application.



$2.99

Medium, smooth leaf that cures to a dark brown. Can be used as a chew, binder, filler or wrapper or even in cigarette/pipe blends. It grows 5' to 6' tall with blooming occurring at 55-65 days. It produces 16-18 harvestable leaves averaging 14"-16" wide and 24" long which ripen 2-3 weeks after booming begins. Can be fire cured or air cured depending on application.



$2.99

A fast growing, high yielding tobacco with large leaves that cure to a deep red color, excellent cigarette and pipe blend, but suitable for other applications as well.



$2.99

This is a deep dark tobacco that gives good weight and supports itself very well. This is a tobacco prized by specialty growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. A good tobacco for beginners learning to roll their own cigars or for first time snuff makers.



$2.99

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. 



$2.99

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.



$2.99

Cuban Criollo 98 is one of the most valued strains for Cuban cigars. It originated from a crossing between the varieties ' Havana 92' and `Habana P.R'. Cultivated in the sun it produces from 14 to 16 useful leaves per plant and makes an excellent binder. It reaches an average height of 6 feet. Leaves average 24 inches in length and 12 inches wide. 



$2.99

Habano 2000 is derived from a crossing between the variety Corojo and a non commercial variety of Cuban dark tobacco, the Habano 2.1.1. Grown in direct sun it reaches an average height of 6 feet with 14-16 leaves per plant. In very rich soils it can develop up to 18 leaves per plant. Sun grown plants are often used as a binder or filler. Grown under a shade cloths, Habano 2000 makes an excellent wrapper.