This richly earthy cigar filler leaf is ideal for broadening the flavor profile of your cigars. When added as 1/5 to 1/2 of a blend with milder filler, it will add depth and nuance to the flavor, and richness to the aroma. This leaf will arrive to you as a dark red-brown color.
With a thick lamina leaf and thick veins, this is a filler grade leaf typically sized roughly 14″ by 5.5″.
Expect roughly 50 to 70 leaves per order pound. Typical Size and Leaves/pound are provided only as an approximate guidance of what you will receive. It is not guaranteed.
This Viso leaf is part of the middle-upper priming of a tobacco plant. See the Leaf Guide below. It has more flavor than volado, seco, but slightly less flavor than Ligero, but less nicotine than the voldado priming. The leaf is somewhat larger than Ligero, with a lower leaf count than Ligero per pound.
For cigar rolling the components should have the following moisture content:
- Filler: nearly dry, but not so dry that it crumbles when handled
- Binder: moist enough to be very flexible, but not damp
- Wrapper: fully hydrated, slightly damp You can increase leaf moisture using a fine mist of water, and then allowing it to absorb. Very thin leaf will hydrate in less than a minute. Very thick leaf (such as CT Broadleaf) may need to be held in a plastic bag overnight.
As with all Whole Leaf Tobacco products, this leaf is shipped in thermal sealed vapor-proof bags and arrives in the proper moisture content for working.
One pound of cigar filler should make about 30 – 50 x 5″ cigars.