Sultan Asfahini Tombac - The Original Food for your Hookah Now Available
By Grabertrain / April 8, 2013
By request we now carry Sultan Asfahini Tombac in a 500g bag, a type of hookah tobacco that is popular in Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, and India. This type of tombac is called "Isfahani", and because of the phonetic translation from Arabic you may see different spellings on the package elsewhere ("Asfahana", "Isfahani", etc.). "Ajami" is another name for Tombac, which is what you'll see on the packaging we carry in our store. What you'll first notice when opening the package is that it's basically a brick of pressed large tobacco leaves: hookah bowl, and smoked like normal shisha tobacco. Or, a more recommended method is to take strips of the squeezed-dried shisha and wind it around the bowl stem of your hookah until it eventually looks something like a vertical cigar (see picture below). Just as one would light a cigar, the hookah coals are placed on the top and smoked downwards throughout the session.