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Shisha, shisha everywhere - which one do I smoke?

Shisha, shisha everywhere - which one do I smoke?

By Clay / June 26, 2008
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We have a lot of shisha. How much? Literally, tons. Naturally, we can understand the jaw-dropping, head-spinning loss that some people feel when trying to select a new brand or flavor. In this blog, you'll find a brief rundown of each brand, so you have some idea what to expect. We'll start you off easy until you learn all of your personal preferences!

Top 5 Shishas To Try

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Starbuzz: Starbuzz is yummy, they have simple flavors, and is easy to use. Just toss it in a bowl, and you'll be in fruity bliss in no time. Not sure where to start? Here's a helpful Starbuzz Shisha flavor guide to help you get started.

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Nakhla: Unwashed and uninhibited, Nakhla keeps it real with the most classic of flavors. Buzz junkie? Nakhla has quite a bit more nicotine than your average shisha, so hang on to your couch. You'll notice more of a "tobacco" hint to all of Nakhla's flavors.

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Romman: A well tended bowl of Romman can smoke up to 2 hours, keeping it's flavor all the way to the end. Romman uses high quality tobacco, too, so once the flavor finally dwindles, the smoke will coast to a graceful denouement without the harsh, bitter taste of bad tobacco.

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Tangiers: This shisha can be a little tricky. It takes some finessing to get to smoke just right, but it is largely regarded as the tastiest and buzziest shisha out there. You may want to use a Phunnel Hookah Bowl for this tobacco, to keep the "shisha juice" from dripping down the shaft and flavoring the smoke unpleasantly. Noir is the traditional line, Birquq and Lucid require less climate acclimation, and F-Line adds a caffeinated kick that will smack you in the mouth!

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Shiazo Steam Stones: Shiazo Shisha Steam Stones use flavor-injected porous rocks to produce a nicotine-free, smoke-free vapor that is smooth, long-lasting, and surprisingly delicious!

Presenting all of our shisha options, in alphabetical order:

Al Amir: Even a novice hookah smoker will recognize the list of traditional flavors that Al Amir produces. One may consider Al Amir a mid-range tobacco, as the smoke quantity, flavor quality, and price are all balanced in the middle range. Some smokers report that all Al Amir flavors have a characteristic "Al Amir sweetness" to them.

Al Fakher: Served across the Middle East, Al Fakher may be regarded as the "Coca-Cola of shishas" because of its universality. Al Fakher is somewhere between a mid-range and a Premium shisha; its flavors are bolder and longer lasting than other tobaccos, though less than Starbuzz or Romman. Personally, I find Al Fakher's Watermelon particularly delectable. This brand is also available in Al Fakher Arena (more contemporary flavors) and Al Fakher Herbal (tobacco-free).

Al TawaregWant something long on flavor, but you're short on dollars? Romman delivers with it's new Al Tawareg line. Exercising their experience in big smoke and juicy flavors, Romman created Al Tawareg to be a shisha as good as it is affordable. When comparing it to other similarly priced shishas, you'll be amazed at how much more smoothly Al Tawareg smokes. While you might not get the same multi-hour session from Al Tawareg that you can from Romman, you can expect at least 45 minutes to an hour of flavor and smoke.

Al Waha: Al Waha (Arabic for "the Waha") is a reliable, lower to mid-range hookah tobacco. Boasting some unique and signature flavors (such as the minty chocolate of After 9 or the hard-to-describe fruitiness of the popular 5 Stars flavor) among some traditional staples, Al Waha is a great shisha for shorter bowl sessions or more manageable hookah budgets.

Coco Nara Shisha: Coco Nara has long been a trusted manufacturer of natural hookah charcoal. Expanding into the shisha realm, Coco Nara is ready to not just heat your bowl, but to fill it up as well!

Dokha: Dokha (Arabic for "dizzy") is a type of dry Arabian Tobacco that's smoked out of a medwakh pipe. It is very popular in the U.A.E. and other Middle Eastern countries. Dokha contains high levels of nicotine and is not meant to be smoked out of a hookah, only a medwakh. An intense smoke for an intense person!

Fantasia: Fantasia's contemporary flavors will keep you entertained for a while. With sleek packaging and assertive taste, this mid-range shisha has a couple of flavors so good we have trouble keeping them on the shelves (especially Pink Lemonade). Not sure what the flavors taste like? Check out our Fantasia Shisha flavor guide.

Fumari: We're happy to welcome Fumari's unbeatable smoke and long lasting flavors to our Premium line of shisha along with Romman and Starbuzz, with 100g and 1000g packaging and huge-smoking flavors! Specializing more in the contemporary and exotic than the traditional flavors, Fumari's smoke quantity will impress you. Don't be surprised to find your hookah full of "Santa Clause's beard" type smoke after only a couple initial pulls. Fumari's Blueberry Muffin is often touted as one of the best flavors in existence!

Fusion: Offering such smoking fare as Guava Raspberry, Kiwi Strawberry, and even Nuts, Fusion plants its flag firmly in the territory of mid-range exotic flavors. Fusion is abandoning its cardboard + plastic packaging for the more popular tins, but its gently omnipresent flavor will remain the same. Fusion's smoke production needs no improvement, and fans of lighter flavors will find some quick favorites here.

Havana: Havana's tobacco is both affordable and delicious. Featuring mostly classic flavors, Havana is a playground for the hookah mixologist. I was particularly impressed with the bold base notes of Pipe Tobacco flavor, though it may not be for the faint of heart.

Hookafina: One of the newest brands to join us here at Hookah-Shisha.com, Hookahfina is certainly smooth and delicious. It's flavors last just as long as the Premium brands, and you'll get great smoke for the duration. We also love their sleek metal cans!

Hookah-Hookah: The shisha so nice they named it twice! Hookah-Hookah tobacco is a long-cut shisha with a distinctive flavor lineup. Offering such exclusive and delicious flavors as Graham Cracker and Butterscotch, they have something unique for every taste.

Hypnosis: From the producers of Starbuzz Shisha Tobacco, Hypnosis is a great tasting shisha that's softer on the wallet, with the same great Starbuzz smoke. Stocking up for a party? Looking for an easy gift for a hookah enthusiast? Grab a few boxes of Hypnosis to be prepared.

Inhale: And exhale. That's how easy it is to smoke Inhale shisha tobacco. With flavors as playful as their can designs, Inhale offers a shisha experience that's just all around pleasant. Nothing to rock the boat here - their flavors don't knock you over the head with intensity, but permeate the air like a flower's redolence. This mid-quality shisha will smoke longer than brands like Al Waha and Havana, but not quite as long as the Premium brands.

iPuff: It's time to upgrade your shisha to the most recent flavor operating system! Made in the U.S.A., iPuff tastes great and smokes so divinely that even Siri would suggest it. Made of high-quality ingredients, iPuff tobacco is finely cut and very juicy, which produces long-lasting smoke and huge smoke clouds.

Layalina: A favorite of our fellow hookah enthusiasts in Germany, and available widely throughout the Middle East, Layalina provides creamy smoke with tasteful, well rounded flavors. Offering affordable, mid to high-quality tobacco as well as a superb, Premium line of Golden Layalina shisha (for increased smoke production and longer-lasting flavor), each flavor we've tried has been a treat.

Nakhla: Unwashed and uninhibited, Nakhla keeps it real with the most classic of flavors. Buzz junkie? Nakhla has quite a bit more nicotine than your average shisha, so hang on to your couch. You'll notice more of a "tobacco" hint to all of Nakhla's flavors.

Nirvana Super Shisha: This hookah tobacco is mixed with Nirvana Dokha, which is a strong type of Arabic tobacco. What makes this shisha "super" is that the dokha has heavy levels of nicotine, which places Nirvana Shisha very high on the "buzz scale."

Romman: One of our four Premium shishas, Romman tastes great and smokes long. From personal experience, a well tended bowl of Romman Mint (for example) can smoke up to 2 hours, remaining minty 'till the end-y. Romman has recently added a few flavors more in a contemporary style, but still focuses on getting traditional fruit flavors just right. Romman uses high quality tobacco, too, so once the flavor finally dwindles, the smoke will coast to a graceful denouement without the harsh, bitter taste of bad tobacco.

Social Smoke: Social Smoke features some exclusive and easily loveable flavors. With a good mix of the traditional flavors (mango, guava, etc.) and signature flavors (Tiger's Blood, Mobster, etc.), there's a great variety of smoking experiences available in this brand.

Starbuzz: Another of our proudly-presented Premium puffs, Starbuzz will fill your mouth with as much flavor as it will your hookah with smoke. With contemporary flavors inspired by metropolitan lounges, Starbuzz offers something for everyone with a balance of fruity, sweet, and unexpected (Lebanese Bombshell tastes like cedar wood, but is surprisingly fantastic). Not sure where to start? Here's a helpful Starbuzz Shisha flavor guide to help you get started.

Starbuzz Acid: Joining up with the cigar brand Acid, Starbuzz Shisha Tobacco released four special edition flavors for your smoking enjoyment. Each flavor is an intriguing mix of nuances and suggestions, all with that same great Starbuzz smoke. Sadly, this brand had a limited run, and is hard to come by these days.

Starbuzz Bold: The same smoke quality you know and love from Starbuzz, but a little less of that characteristic Starbuzz sweetness. Looking for something a little different? Try Starbuzz bold! Not sure where to start? Here's a helpful Starbuzz Shisha flavor guide to help you get started.

Tangiers: Tangiers is something to behold. This titan of unwashed tobacco wields a buzz that could have Nakhla veterans sitting down smiling. This ultra-wet shisha is quite heat sensitive, so go easy on the coal. This tobacco requires some conditioning and special treatment before smoking, so be sure to read the information sheet that accompanies it. You may want to use a Phunnel Hookah Bowl for this tobacco, to keep the "shisha juice" from dripping down the shaft and flavoring the smoke unpleasantly. Noir is the traditional line, Birquq and Lucid require less climate acclimation, and F-Line adds a caffeinated kick that will smack you in the mouth!

Sultan Asfahini Tombac: a way of smoking hookah old-school style. Tombac is basically unwashed, unprocessed, unflavored tobacco leaves that you smoke by placing hookah coals directly on the leaves. Tombac is VERY strong and is not recommended for beginners. Tombac my leave a strong tobacco taste in your hookah, so it's recommended to wash your hookah immediately after use and to use a dedicated hose for it.

Tonic: Following in Starbuzz's footsteps with clever contemporary flavors, Tonic is one you can smoke all night long. Not too strong, not too light, Tonic's flavors are so smooth, they seem to smoke themselves.

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Tobacco-Free, Nicotine-Free Options

Beamer Gel Ice Drops: Beamer Ice Drops are small pieces of gel that have been injected with glycerin and other flavor fluids that when heated with hookah charcoal, produce steam instead of smoke. This method of hookah smoking is ideal for those that prefer to use non-tobacco alternatives in their hookah, hookah lounges in cities with indoor smoking bans, and international customers that want to experience delicious flavorful smoke without the risk of tobacco import duties.

Fantasia Herbal Shisha: Fantasia is now offering 20 of their most popular shisha flavors in an herbal formula. Fantasia Herbal Shisha has all the great flavor you expect from Fantasia, without tobacco or nicotine.

Hydro Hookah Vapor Stones: From the makers of Hydro Herbal Molasses comes Hydro Hookah Vapor Stones, a great tasking, long lasting, and huge cloud producing tobacco-free alternative for your hookah. Composed of porous rocks that have been injected with glycerin and other flavor fluids, Hydro Hookah Vapor Stones produce steam rather than smoke.

Hydro Herbal Shisha: Finally, a nicotine-free, tobacco-free herbal shisha...that actually tastes good! After testing numerous alternatives to tobacco shisha, we're delighted to finally discover herbal blends that meet our unwavering standards for flavor and smoke production.

Shiazo Steam Stones: Shiazo Shisha Steam Stones use flavor-injected porous rocks to produce a nicotine-free, smoke-free vapor that is smooth, long-lasting, and surprisingly delicious!

Evolution Tea Shisha: We're happy to add to our selection this revolutionary (or should we say evolutionary?) brand of tobacco-free, nicotine-free herbal shisha. Made with 100% natural tea leaves, Evolution produces a more robust smoke with long-lasting flavor, a much needed welcome for fans of tobacco-free shisha.

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