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Virginia's, by far. Virginia tobacco is unique in that sugar is high in the leaf. The Flue-curing process maintains the high sugar content in the leaf.
There's 3 types of Virginia: Bright; Red; Lemon.
Bright is medium.
Red is strong.
Lemon is light.
 

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I have a friend that wants to roll their own cigarettes but doesn't want to go through lots of work to get something decent. He wants to start with something simple (no casing or flavoring or glycerin added etc.. ) Just shred and mix leaves to create a decent blend. What would be a good start, I'm thinking maybe a three or max 4 different types of leaf so he can adjust some flavor and strength. He smokes various brands , Marlboro, Newport, and Camel but he is open to anything at this point.
 

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what is the best tobacco leaf for roll your own cigarette
In my opinion, the best stand alone tobacco for cigarettes is the Hand Tied Flue Cured Lemon. Strip, shred, roll, smoke.
 

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I really like the WLT flue cured virginia red for a single leaf cig: might be touch strong for some, but that red is just outstanding. Works great in an early afternoon pipe too.

Like Don said, strip shred stuff and smoke, no blending necessary: uncomplicated but super taste.

Haven't tried the hand tied lemon yet.
 

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I have a friend that wants to roll their own cigarettes but doesn't want to go through lots of work to get something decent. He wants to start with something simple (no casing or flavoring or glycerin added etc.. ) Just shred and mix leaves to create a decent blend. What would be a good start, I'm thinking maybe a three or max 4 different types of leaf so he can adjust some flavor and strength. He smokes various brands , Marlboro, Newport, and Camel but he is open to anything at this point.

I smoked Marlboro, Camel, and Pall Mall chemical sticks before I started growing my own so my blend needed to start in that neighborhood, but then decided that the absence of flavorings needed to be counterbalanced with some flavorful natural tobacco. My blend Is measured by volume, not weight. I stood a 10cm ruler up in a square plastic tub and marked off 4cm for virginia so that equals 40%. 2cm for burley equaled 20%, etc. To get some smooth flavor I added Maryland to the standard virginia, burley, oriental, and then for a hint of strong flavor and a little extra nic hit I added dark air which is usually for chew. It has a smorgasbord of flavors, more kick than a Marlboro, and as an added bonus, rather than be limited by just the usual throat and tongue hit, this one adds a nice kick in the balls hit. He‘ll love it.

40% flue cure (I sun my flue cure varieties - very nice)
20% burley
20% Maryland
10% dark air (it doesn’t overpower, mostly adds flavor)
10% oriental
 

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In my opinion, the best stand alone tobacco for cigarettes is the Hand Tied Flue Cured Lemon. Strip, shred, roll, smoke.

Hugh mentions above the lemon is light in nicotine, if so what would compliment it to make it stronger ?
 
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