The Complete Starbuzz Shisha Flavor Guide

Starbuzz shisha tobacco is by far one of the most popular shisha brands in our arsenal. Unfortunately, our customers don't always experience the full line of awesome flavors because they are leery of the ambiguous flavor names. You might be surprised to learn that Starbuzz UFO doesn't taste like little green space aliens, and Flower Power does not smell like Woodstock.

We pulled some of the most head scratching names and gave you a little guidance to help you make your next Starbuzz shisha purchase!

Starbuzz (Regular Line)

Apple Americano - If you like dark, rich, espresso flavors wrapped in the sweetness of a candy apple, then this flavor is for you. It sounds like a strange flavor pairing, but these deep flavors play very well off of each other.

Arabian Coffee - This cafe inspired flavor is a deep, chocolaty coffee that would go well when mixed with vanilla or mint.

Black Grape - The intense grape smell will knock you over when you open the lid! With a hint of anise, this strong flavor balances sweet with spicy.

Blue Mist - This is the best selling Starbuzz flavor on, and the most universally loved. With a sweet, light, blueberry/cotton candy flavor, it's a great shisha to start with, and is perfect for daily sessions.

Blue Surfer - This is the less ambitious version of the Silver Surfer. Blue Surfer may not be a super hero, but it does bring a mix of sweet tropical fruits and cooling mint.

Candy - Squish together the refreshing flavors of pineapple and banana into a hard candy, and boom! You've got Candy shisha.

Caramel Macchiato - Similar to the drink, this shisha flavor is creamy, and rich, with a hint of caramel sweetness.

Christmas Mix - Seriously. This tastes like Christmas. It's a wintery mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, spice, and everything nice.

Coco Jumbo - Put 'da lime in 'da coconut and smoke it all up! (In case you didn't catch tastes like lime and coconut.)

Code 69 - Cool fruit punch flavor mixed with thick clouds of tart citrus.

Flower Power - This flavor is full and intense. It mixes together an aromatic floral punch with fruity sweetness. It's like being punched in the face by a flower dressed up as an orange. Crazy, right? Crazy good.

Fruit Sensation - "Fruity" flavor can be pretty vague, but this shisha picks one fruit, and sticks with it! You're going to get a mouthful of pear with this Fruit Sensation.

Hard Rush - Winter fresh mint gives an extra kick to a generous combination of fine fruity flavors.

Honey Berry - What would normally be a standard sourberry, gets an extra swirl of complexity by adding a hint of honey liqueur.

Lebanese Bombshell - I'm interjecting personal opinion into this one. I'm going to be honest: it's weird. But I love it. If you've ever wanted to smoke a forest, this may be the closest that you can get. Taking a long drag of Lebanese Bombshell is akin to breathing in cedar wood shavings. Like I said: it sounds weird, but is totally great.

Marlett - This flavor is a little confusing. The Starbuzz website even says that this particular flavor is always changing depending on 'trends'. However, the majority of reviews describe it as being similar to a rich Merlot. This includes grape, berry, and spicy flavors.

Passion Kiss - This could mean a lot of different things. But today, it means tropical fruit.

Pink - Did you know that there are over 200 different species of raspberries? Well you absolutely do not need to know that in order to enjoy the light raspberry flavor in Pink! Some say there's even a hint of lemonade underneath it all.

Pirate's Cave - There's nothing hidden about this arrrrrriginal flavor! It's a no non-sense, swashbucklin', lemon-lime explosion! Think of Skittles or Mt. Dew, and you're in the right direction.

Pomberry - This flavor might seem mysterious, but it's actually exactly how it sounds. Pomegranate. Berries. Booyah.

Royal Grape - Strong grape flavor with an underlying hint of vegetation. Sounds odd, but the flavors balance each other out.

Sex on the Beach - Similar to the drink that is it's namesake, this shisha flavor combines one part lemon and  one part orange, shake, and serve under a hot coal twist!

UFO- Imagine taking ever kind of citrus fruit available and throwing it in a blender with some marshmallows and whipped cream: that is the only way to describe the indescribable UFO!

Starbuzz ACID

Gold - When I first say that this shisha combines chocolate with citrus, you might be a little put off. But wait! The fresh sweetness of the fruit mixes really well with the rich sweetness of cocoa. This is definitely my personal favorite of the Acid line.

Red - It's cinnamon. It's gum. It's cinnamon gum! If you've ever chewed Big Red gum, this is the closest you'll ever get to smoking it.

Purple - In the same way that a nice floral beer will make you feel like a blushing rose pedal on a summer night, the Purple Acid combines flowery aromas with tropical fruit like a warm Hawaiian eve.

Green - There's only so much you can say about mint. We'll give it a strong 10/10 spearmint rating.

Blue - It's like having a fruit salad at grandma's house! With melon, berries, cardamon and wintergreen mixed in, this flavor is a little more complex than its other Acid buddies.

Starbuzz BOLD

Apple Doppio - Deep, rich apple flavor with an intense, dark licorice sensibility.

Black Mint - One of Starbuzz's best new flavors. It's a kick-in-the-teeth-spearmint with a light, sweet, undertone of anise. Even if you don't like the anise (black licorice) flavor, you will like this.

Black Peach Mist - It's a mist with a twist! Strong peachy overtones are complimented by sweet blackberry undertones. Quite delish!

Code Blue - This flavor is similar to Blue Mist but with a “bold” essence. Where does the "bold" come from? Maybe in the chocolate-y aftertaste. It’s been described as tasting amazingly similar to a Tootsie Roll!

Cosmo Power - An 'out of this world' combo of sweet fruit and floral flavors.

French Orange - a delightful orange sherbet taste that mixes in hints of vanilla and graham crackers.

Golden Grape - One of the most pure grape flavors out there. It's a favorite among grape flavor lovers!

Grape Freeze - Sweet minty grape. More grape than mint.

Green Savior - The herbal intensity is soothed with smooth spearmint undertones, and an overall aroma that will leave you smelling lovely for hours.

Irish Peach - a sweet peach flavor that has been described as tasting similar to peach bubblegum.

Irish Kiss - Apparently peaches are Irish according to Starbuzz, because this smack on the lips is filled with peachy-keen flavor and topped off with a sweet mint.

Lady in Red - This flavor is reminiscent of Big Red chewing gum. There's a slight sweetness, with a cinnamon spice on top.

Margarita Freeze - Imagine a frozen margarita on a hot summer day - and you've got Margarita Freeze!

Pink Lady - Just like the well known drink that it's named after, Pink Lady has underlying inklings of grenadine with a lime twist!

Purple Savior - There was nothing better than running in your kitchen as a kid and chugging grape soda from the 2-L bottle in the fridge. You may have out grown that particular habit, but you can relive it as an adult with this grape soda tasting shisha that comes complete with a “fizzy” quality.

Queen of Sex - It's sweet and tangy, just like you'd expect from royalty. With ripe citrus flavors washing over your senses, you'll become a jester in this queen's court. (I don't even know what that means, but you get the picture.)

Tropicool - A layered medley of tropical fruits like pineapple and citrus are present in this flavor, with just a hint of mint.

White Mint - If there were a volume scale on mint, this flavor would be turned up to 11.


Comments (11) -

  • I have to say I was a bit disappointed with a few of these descriptions. Pirates Cave for example is the exact same note as sour Skittles with quicklight coals and with lemon wood coal it's a sour skittles + Mtn Dew mix. Pink is more of a light raspberry lemonade. ACID Blue is really blue mist with a bit of a cardamon hint and a bit of indescribable ....possibly a spearmint.
  • Sam
    Gonna have to agree that a lot of these flavor descriptions are either inaccurate, disappointing, or wrong. Many of the flavors are described as being "x" amount of ingredients, but actually 'taste' like something else when it comes down to smoking them.
    • We'd love to hear your opinions, Sam! We pulled all of these descriptions from personal experience, or from the Starbuzz website. If you'd like to email us with corrections, we'll gladly update them for you.
  • Starbuzz Blue Surfer IS A SUPER HERO!  Better than Batman, Superman, Spiderman and Thor all rolled into ONE!!!  Never disappointed!!!!!  <3
  • v
    i don't want to buy something i don't want. Is this actual tobacco or is it the incense stuff?
    • This is actual tobacco.
  • White mint is more than just mint. Its sweet. Its like a very strong sweet halls. An absolutely amazing flavor and one of my top 5. I also believe that your description of pirates cave is spot on. Lemon lime skittles is about right. Love it!

    Now just a tip to everyone else...try mixing flavors. I combine flavors all the time to make a flavor experience that will blow your taste buds. Keep in mind that some flavors are stronger than others. So you gotta balance them like chemistry.

    I love starbuzz and ill never buy another brand. Keep calm and smoke on!
  • I have to say I think Irish Kiss reminds me of the Push-Up ice cream tubes from when I was a kid.  The flavor is dead on.
  • How many percentage of tobacco in 1000 GM of starbuzz?
    • I'm sorry but I don't quite understand the question. There are 1000 grams of shisha in the 1000 gram tubs. The weight of the packaging is not factored in. If you are referring to nicotine content, Starbuzz is a washed tobacco so it should be .05% nicotine.
  • Do you have frozen Apple in Starbuzz?