Originally Posted by Fezzik
Wow ok so this exploded..
Great topic! I'm new to hookah, but I'm not new to tobacco by any means, and this subject is of great interest to me. I see it being similar to cigars, there's a lot of variation, some not so good, some spectacular (like a really awesome cigar will have certain chocolately, creamy flavors, etc.)
I have to agree that starting with a *good* base tobacco is the best place to start with trying shisha tobacco. Added flavors can enhance that base (or in some cases ruin it) but no flavors are gonna make a bad tobacco taste good (can't polish a turd.)