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Archive for the 'Reflections' Category

27 Mar

Do I dare to eat a peach? – My favorite hookah flavor

Do I dare disturb the universe? Yes – Romman Peach is that good. Whenever I serve a hookah to someone who’s never smoked one before, I like to treat them to Romman Peach. This succulent shisha is one of the most vivid, long lasting, and aromatic shishas I’ve ever smoked. Frequently, when I smoke this [...]

28 Feb

On the Pleasure of Hookahs IV: Happy smoking

Whether it’s a riotous party, an intimate gathering, or a way to while an afternoon hour by yourself, you’re never truly alone when smoking a hookah. Sociologists have pointed out that, as participants pass the hose and wait their turn, hookah smoking bears more elements of game playing than cigarette or cigar smoking. A Turkish [...]

22 Feb

On the Pleasure of Hookahs III: Fire and Air

Since the dawn of history, fire has been revered by humanity with near religious regard. According to the Greek myths, it was a tool stolen from the gods and given to humanity. When once fire was a mysterious phenomena, a source of fear and destruction for early humans, we’ve now tamed this immortal power for [...]

18 Feb

On the Pleasure of Hookahs II: Shisha of the earth

Whether you call it shisha, mo’assel, or tumbak, it’s all fodder for your hubble bubble. Peoples worldwide have cultivated, praised, hoarded, and prized tobacco for millenia. Shisha arrived in Egypt in it’s earliest form, tombak, by the Ottoman empire*. Tombak, also spelled tumbak, is dried tobacco leaves that require soaking before smoking. According to one [...]

15 Feb

All In a Day’s Work Smoking Hookah

I am an active musician here in Austin and I’m usually out playing shows at least a couple nights a week. I often find myself surrounded by a very wide variety of people and the subject of jobs usually comes up at some point or another over the course of an evening. It’s always fun [...]

08 Feb

On the Pleasure of Hookahs – Part 1

As one of our customers pointed out, hookahs present the perfect union of all elements: water in the base, earth in the shisha, fire in the coal, air in the smoke, and love in the company when you share a hookah. For centuries, pipe enthusiasts around the world have joined in peaceful union as they [...]

06 Feb

Hookah love, your source for hookah knowledge, hookah facts and hookah discussion

So, what should I smoke tonight? A common question, but an important one, because tonight is not just any night. Tonight is the launch of something special: The beginning of a new era of information. A time when Hookahlove, the official Hookah Blog of Hookah-Shisha.com, is born. A beginning much like when Hookah-Shisha.com was first [...]