Re: Qehwa mu'essel
I got a chance to try this stuff and a pretty cool story is behind it which will have to wait. Basically, my band did a show with Blood of the Sun and Glasspack which was awesome and some Indian kid had a bunch of jurak from Indian including this Qehwa stuff and we got to try it. Basically, the stuff I had was very floral with all sorts of interesting flavours I couldn't place but it was rich and flavourful. It doesn't look like the stuff we are used to but more like very fine, thick paste. It didn't make much smoke but it was super heavy in terms of mouth feel.
The guy also had El Gondoul and Abu - Itrah which I though were very nice. It seems that the Indians do put the coal on the paste.