Even though this smoking tool came from the Middle East it has taken over the world. There are still some places where you can buy handmade hookahs that with unique ornamentation and handmade and blown glass. But the majority of them are made in factories in China and then they are sold all over the world.
This fact shouldn’t discourage you from getting one, because there are a lot of good factories made models that will serve you even better than the ones that are made by hand. You can find them in a pipe shop, or some other type of specialized store for buying smoking supplies.
We want to go over some of the basics for you, so you can know what to look for when you want to buy one for yourself.
Every hookah has some essential parts among which are: the vase, the cylinder for extracting smoke, you have the holder for the cooked tobacco you will put on top and a line for extracting smoke with a vent that blokes the smoke that you stayed in the vase.
They can come in different shapes and sizes, but the main technical difference is in the number of smoke pipes you have for smokers. You can usually find them with one, two or four pipes. Earlier models did not have a valve system that controls the smoke, so you could see one man smoking while the other four hold the ends of their pipes so the one who is inhaling does so efficiently. New hookahs have specialized valve system so you don’t have to do that.
Besides the mentioned, there is not a lot of philosophy to buying them. You have to check that they have all the necessary parts that keep the smoke in the vase, and then choose the model you want with the number of pipes you want.
The process of preparation for the hookah use is also simple, you choose the flavor you want, then you put it in a tray and cover it over with aluminum foil and put specially made coal on top to heat the cooked tobacco. Then you just have to inhale and enjoy the smoke.
Before we end this article, we would like to mention the top 10 hookah flavors you can get today and some of the reasons they are so popular.
Watermelon with Mint is a combination from heaven. Before they were connected in one filing people enjoyed these two flavors separately and they were very popular for decades, sold in incredible quantities.
Blue Mist is a blueberry flavored shisha, and it is second rated after the mentioned mint and watermelon combination. Besides the mentioned two there are a lot more flavors you can buy. Usually, the fruity ones are more popular the, for instance, the chocolate flavored ones. The other flavors you can find are Absolute Zero, White Gummy Bear, Double Apple, Pirate’s Cave, Noir Cane Mint, Mint, Ambrosia and Sex on the beach.