The stem of a handed stripped raw tobacco strips leaf has been removed from the leaf’s base, leaving two halves of a whole tobacco leaf.
Handed stripped tobacco is no longer widely manufactured in Europe and the United States.
As tobacco producers have switched to machine-based separation known as machine threshed tobacco leaf.
However, staff in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia continue to produce hand stripped tobacco leaf.
High Quality Raw Tobacco Strips
Hand stripped raw tobacco is still preferred for premium tobaccos. So, That’s because the workers’ attention to detail guarantees a very high quality whole leaf.
However, quality comes at a cost because hand stripped tobacco is just that – done by hand. That pushes up the production cost.
The mid rib, also known as the stem, of each tobacco leaf is manually separated. From the lamina by physically separating it from the body of the leaf.
And this is the traditional method of hand stripped tobacco whole leafs. To ensure ease of separation, the tobacco leaves are treated with heat and moisture prior to performing this task.
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