So Many Hookah Brands, What and Which One Should I Choose? Josh Smith Co-Owner of Cloud 9 Hookah Shares With Us Which Ones To Try Based On Our Likes!

By Josh Smith, www.hookahclouds.com
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 1:30 PM CST

With so many different shisha options for hookah, there is something that fits everybody’s style and palette, even for the health-conscious!  We’re going to look at some of the better brands on the market and what makes them unique.

If you worry about the health impacts of smoking tobacco, but you enjoy vaping and e-cigs, Shiazo Steam Stones are perfect for you!  Shiazo Steam Stones are made in Germany and are made from porous minerals saturated in a mixture of glycerin and flavorings.  When heated, the stones release a water vapor that is thick and hydrating.  The Shiazo Steam Stones line has flavors like Green Apple, Cola, Dragonfruit, and Lime.  There is minimal risk with enjoying this product, even less than e-cigs because there are no metal components… just all natural ingredients.  They even have an organic line with flavors like Lavender Sage and Eucalyptus Mint that can be refreshing if your throat is bothering you.

If you prefer a lighter smoke or you may be looking to start in the hookah world, Starbuzz and Social Smoke are great for beginners.  Starbuzz is made with washed Virginia tobacco and some of their most popular flavors include Blue Mist (blueberry and mint), Pirate’s Cave (skittles), and Pomberry.  They also have flavors that imitate alcoholic beverages like Strawberry Margarita, Tequila Sunrise, and Strawberry Daquiri!  Social Smoke also offers great flavors like Pink Lemonade, Passionfruit, Mobster (energy drink), and Absolute Zero (creamy mint).

Fumari has filled a unique niche in the market… with long lasting flavor and unique flavor combinations, most brands can’t touch their product line.  This washed tobacco produces a medium-bodied smoke and offers flavors like Blueberry Muffin, Prickly Pear, White Gummy Bear, and Citrus Tea (sweat earl grey).

Tangiers is our most popular brand in both retail and in the lounge.  This brand exceeds all expectations and is in high demand and short supply all across the country.  But make no mistake… Tangiers Tobacco is a hookah connoisseur’s smoke.  We rate this one at expert level for its higher nicotine content, thick clouds, and low heat resistance.  Its low heat resistance means managing the coals to perfection to keep the tobacco smooth and enjoyable.  It is a high maintenance brand that, when done right, beats all other competition.  Tangiers offers over 100 flavors spanning 4 different lines.  Some popular flavors include Cane Mint, Melon Blend, Rangoon Sunrise (fruit roll-ups), Ololiuqui (sassafras/vanilla coke), Orange Soda, and Peach Iced Tea, just to name a few.

  • Noir Line – This is the bread and butter of Tangiers.  Simple unwashed flavored tobacco that delivers a great smoke.
  • Birquq Line – This line uses a sweeter tobacco and requires less heat management.  It’s a great way to work into the Tangiers brand.  You’ll typically find the sweet flavors in this line.
  • F-Line – This line infuses caffeine into the shisha, resulting in a stronger buzz and sure to keep you going for hours!
  • CB Line – The newest line from Tangiers, CB uses burley tobacco with a higher nicotine content than noir.  This line is for smokers who are experienced in Noir and are looking for something a little stronger.

The hookah world has so much to offer with many creative and delicious flavors… whether you are new to hookah or have been smoking for years, there’s always something new to try! Cloud 9 Hookah is a great atmosphere, free wifi, delicious selection of beverages, and the best hookahs in KY/TN make Cloud 9 Hookah a must for anybody needing to escape the mundane and relax in a comfortable environment! All while enjoying the highest quality products brought to you from us with experience and love. To keep up with their latest events and products hitting their shelves fan them on facebook and follow them on instagram!

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