Saturday, January 21, 2012

Common Hookah Terms

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Hookah - Or otherwise known as Shisha (She-Sha) / Nargileh (Nar-ghee-leh) /Argileh (aRrr-ghee-leh) / Hubbly Bubbly - All common terms for the same thing, hookah.

Tong - Metal clamping tool used to pick up and move hot charcoals.

Hookah Sh*ts or "HS" - Term used for the natural laxative effect of hookah tobacco. 

Hose - The piece that is attached to the hookah from where you smoke the tobacco

Mouth Piece - A personal plastic tip placed on the hose for sanitary purposes.

<<<Here's our cobra tip, only at Dream Cafe!

Tobacco - Dream Cafe has over 30 flavors of tobacco.  Some of the more common are:  Starbuzz - Tobacco brand that has gained massive popularity.  Wider variety of flavors such as: pirates cave, winterfresh, pomberry, bluemist, pink, coco jumbo, etc.  Al Fakher - A classic tobacco brand.  Stronger and specializing in bold flavors which include: mint, double apple, apple, grapemint, etc.

Mix - Mixing different tobacco flavors to create a new flavor. 

Fruit Head - Normally tobacco is placed on a clay head that is mounted on top.  This can also be replaced with a fruit like an orange, apple, even banana.  The fruit holds the tobacco and the flavors combine to create a smoother and more enjoyable smoking experience.

Charcoals - Charcoals are placed at the top of the hookah on the foil to heat the tobacco and thus evaporate it.  At Dream Cafe, we use two kinds of coals; natural and self lighting.  Coco Mazaya - are cube shaped, natural, healthier charcoals, lasts longer, ash less, made from coconut shells, eco friendly, makes hookah taste better.  It takes longer to heat them and you need to use a stove top.  The other kind is the brand Three Kings - these are fast self lighting charcoals, takes a minute to heat and only need a lighter to get started.

Smoke Rings - Tutorial coming soon!  Smoke rings are formed when you blow smoke by making an "O" with your lips bringing your tongue back and blowing guttaral air, like - "Ugh" as if! :-)

Turkish Coffee - Dream Cafe serves Turkish Coffee under its exotic specialties.  If you want to go hardcore, this is the best coffee drink to have while smoking hookah!