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Frequently Asked Questions


Do you have a question that is not on this list? Please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!


•How many whole leaves are approximately in a Kilo?

The number of leaves in a kilo varies with the tobacco leaf’s size and thickness. kilos can range between 50-150 leaves for the thickest/largest leaves, to over one hundred leaves for smaller and thinner tobacco leaf varieties.

•Can whole leaf tobacco be categorized ?

Whilst most of our leaves are ‘leaf’ our tobacco does come from all different parts of the tobacco plant, so you’ may get a bit of everything in each kilo. In particular our blends are made from a variety of tobaccos, from different plant positions.

•Can you ship your tobacco globally?

Yes, we ship globally! Whilst different countries have different rules regarding the importation of raw tobacco, most of the EU countries allow the importation of our tobaccos duty free. If is important to remember all tobacco is either shipped CIF or FOB, it is on the onus of the customer to pay any duties and local clearing fees  that may need to be payed.
Customers from the USA please read the page on USA regulations HERE

•What is different about Shag tobacco from other suppliers?

We currently sell  tobacco of mainly of African origin. Flue cured tobacco is sourced from Zambia and Zimbabwe, reknown through the industry as being the finest Virginia styles in the world. Aircured tobacco is sourced from Malawi and Mozambique, also globally reknown for being the finest Burley styles around.

•Do you sell tobacco seeds?

Not currently.

•Is your tobacco “All Natural”?

Yes, both our whole leaf and threshed tobacco is 100% all natural, grown on the worlds finest tobacco growing areas in Africa. Our leaves receive no chemical processing and are handled with care before they are shipped per order. The only additives would be in the cutrag, which are only applied to customer specification.

•Are your tobacco leaves all “Certified Organic”?

No, while our whole leaf tobacco is considered all natural, it is not certified organic. In order to grow high quality tobacco leaves in most places, growing methods are required that include the use of pesticides, however we able to offer a limited range of organic tobaccos.

•Is all of your tobacco cured and fermented?

Yes, all of our tobacco leaf has been cured and fermented.



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