What is tobacco strips?
Tobacco strips or stemmed tobacco is a tobacco leaf with the thick stem removed.
The midrib is not suitable for production, it just does not fit into a cigarette, also has no use + a lot of waste. After stemming, the tobacco leaf is processed into strips.
The processing of the American blends involves the following technological sequence of manufacturing tobacco strips:
- Stemming the leaves in industrial environment.
- Packing in special barrels for natural fermentation.
The fermentation process takes long and lasts at least a year.