Re: Flavour quickly dissipates
The best way to get flavor out of anything including food is to cook it properly.
For a good steak you sear the outside before you cook the inside. Chicken on the grill does really nice slow cooked.
This is the same for tobacco. Certain tobaccos you should start off by burning the heck out of them, and others you should slow cook. Part of the fun of hookah is figuring these combonations out.