Howdy folks! So, since the last thread about smoking was locked by the OP, I thought I'd start this thread.
But it's much different than the last one in that I don't want to hear about how smoking is bad. I know the risks involved.
I just want to know what your favorite hookah flavor is.
Personally, I have two(three?)!
Starbuzz Blue Mist is fantastic. It's a mixture of blueberry and mint and has a wonderful flavor with a cool aftertaste and leaves you with that minty fresh feeling.
Then my next favorite is actually a mixture that I tried by accident. Kiwi and Blackberry. Holy crap it is incredible. It sounds like it wouldn't mix at all but it is easily the best flavor I've had.
I was thinking about making a thread like this too, only devoted to favorite tobacco in general (but including hookah, of course).
I think I might have had blue mist when I went to a hookah bar with some friends, but didn't enjoy it too much. I think it was a combination of being mildly drunk, the temperature and lack of oxygen in the smoky room, the flashing lights, that it was the second of two preparations, and that I'd been smoking cigarettes while in there too. I felt sick as hell, and staggered drunkenly to the car, sat down, chugged a bottle of gatorade, and was fine three minutes later.
I understand there's some sort of syrup mechanic? Please explain how a hookah works for the rest of us non-exotic smokers.
The shisha is a syrupy mixture of tobacco and honey/corn syrup, loosely packed in a bowl at the top of the pipe and covered with a filter, usually taught aluminum foil with a large number of small holes punched in it, upon which one or more burning coals are placed. Air is drawn down over the coals and into the shisha, and the resulting smoke is bubbled through some manner of cold liquid at the bottom (usually ice water, but I've heard everything from juice to milk to vodka suggested), so that the smoke coming out the hose is cold and full of water vapor, like a delicious cloud.
I don't recall the other flavor from the hookah bar, but after splitting the cost of a hookah with a friend, I've smoked watermelon (good), pineapple (decent, but has a weird acidic burn to it), and banana (good, but tastes kind of grainy, as artificial banana flavor does). I want to try coconut or mango, but I never think to look at the shisha flavors when I'm in the tobacco store...