Re: Your favorite "bargain" shisha brand?
Nakhla and hookah-Hookah/Hookah Freak for me.
Both have very different properties but share the cost efficiency and quality that I seek.
Nakhla has strong flavors and solid performance with a strong buzz.
HH has medium to light flavors and good performance with a very light buzz.
It depends on what I am in the mood for.
HH gets bashed a lot but frankly it's a great brand if you get the heat management down. It requires a light touch. My major issue with them is strength of flavor. A large number have light flavors rather than the powerhouse I prefer.