What is GRABBA

Grabba Leaf is a very confusing topic as the definition varies depending on who you ask. We will do our best to give you a quick breakdown of this very popular tobacco leaf. Also known as Grabba,  it is a premium-grade tobacco leaf and is often used as a wrapper to roll your own (RYO) cigars. It is very popular among herb smokers who use the leaf to roll their joint, spliff, pot, or blunt. It is a premium quality leaf that is pliable enough to roll a cigar without cracks, creases, or breaks.  Likewise, Original Grabba is smooth in texture and can bend, folded, rolled, and twisted. With that being said, these are some of the qualities needed in Grabba leag to make a nicely rolled joint for smoking. History Grabba tobacco leaf is historically associated with Jamaican herb smokers. Stories have it that the name came from smokers saying “lets GRAB-A- LEAF” of the tobacco plant. The name is now linked with various varieties of tobacco plants such as the FRONTO tobacco leaf. (Read more on Grabba leaf vs  Fronto Leaf). Names such as Red Rose and Red Herring, are a few of the different types available.
  • FRONTO is a tobacco leaf that has been around for decades! There are many name variations such as Fanta Leaf, Franta Leaf, Funta Leaf, Frunta Leaf and Grabba Leaf. Fronto usually refers to a dark, not too thick, wrapper-grade tobacco leaf. Although the names may vary due to the curing process and the marketing, the individual smoker will determine their preference for the brand offered.
  • RED HERRING GRABBA: Also called Hot Grabba leaf,is a dark leaf with a pungent, high, smokey smell as in smoked fish. Red Herring Grabba is one of the darkest, strongest leaves available and is sought by those who like a strong Dark Fire Cured leaf.
  • RED ROSE GRABBA:  Refers to a dark, thick leaf that is good for both rolling and blending.  Red Rose is an air cured tobacco leaf and carries a strong potent smell. Red Rose is also one of the darkest and thickest leaves in the Grabba family and often crushed and blended.
Follow this link for a list of store location that carries the Original Grabba brand. Here we will give you a quick breakdown of this popular leaf. 


Grabba leaf tobacco plantation

A cigar is only as good as its tobacco, which is why we use only the finest hand-picked tobacco leaves.  The quality of the Original Grabba leaf is an essential ingredient in providing a premium product. For instance, some of the main characteristics of our tobacco leaf are thick in body, flexibility and ability to stretch, and good absorption capacity.

Secondly, most premium tobacco is grown in Central America and the Caribbean. These regions have a rich history and tradition of growing excellent tobacco plants. The Original Grabba brand is handled with care by expert growers and master blenders. These experienced cultivators grow, cure, and produce the best all-natural leaves.

Additionally, the leaves are dark, unblemished, rich in color, and without harmful chemicals. As a result, this high-quality leaf burns slowly for a mellow and enjoyable-tasting smoke. Due to the demand, it is available in different sizes and by various companies. It’s purchased by the pound, as a full leaf and also a smaller-sized precut grabba wrap.


Tobacco is typically cured by drying the harvested leaves in a controlled environment. This process can be done using several methods, including air curing, fire curing, and flue curing.

Fire curing is a method of curing tobacco leaves in which they are exposed to smoke from burning hardwoods. This method imparts a distinct smoky flavor and aroma to the tobacco and is commonly used for certain types of cigars and pipe tobacco. The leaves are placed in a barn or other structure where a fire is started, and the leaves are hung above the fire to be exposed to the smoke. The temperature and humidity are closely monitored to ensure the leaves are dried and cured properly.


Along with using Grabba as a wrapper, the leaf is sometimes crushed and blended with the herb of choice. The mixed blend, considered by many to be the ultimate smoke, provides an an amazing head high. Original Grabba, with its exceptional quality, provides customers with the very best leaf. Above all, this leaf is for the user seeking an elevated smoking experience. 

In conclusion, it is a safe and enjoyable product. We remind consumers that tobacco contains nicotine and nicotine is an addictive chemical.

crushed grabba tobacco leaf
Lush Original Gabba tobacco field
cured Grabba Tobacco Leaf

As a warning reminder, tobacco contains nicotine and nicotine is an addictive chemical.  Our product is not for sale to minors. Some states such as California require package carry the warning that “this product can expose you to chemicals including tobacco smoke, which is known to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm”.
To purchase this product you must be at least 18 years old.