Originally Posted by Ignited
This might sounds crazy and offensive in some way, but trust me its not my intent.
If you dont brush your tongue, try doing so. It will help clean off any "residue" off the surface of your tongue which can retain a lot of "stuff"(don't want to gross people out). Having a clean tongue will help keep your taste buds fully exposed and clean when you try to savor something. Also, try to exhale through your nose a bit and the rest through your mouth once you take a puff. Your taste/smell sensory organs are very closely intertwined.
Gross as it may be this is sound advice.
Also, do you smoke anything other than hookah? Cigarettes can seriously damage your sense of taste and smell.