Re: First time wtih Tangiers
I think there are always connoisseurs who really enjoy the extra preparation of things, whether its gourmet food, wine, cocktails, cigars, or hookah smoking (I happen to indulge in all these things, so I can usually spot them). Tangiers smacks of this to me. The notion that if you only acclimate it to the correct pH, temperature, and humidity -- stir it just so and smoke it in a specially made bowl packed just right -- you'll have some transcendental experience. However, make one mistake and you'll gag like you've just been water-boarded.
Don't get me wrong -- I cellar my wines, humidify my cubans, and always use good Gin; but this stuff sounds like snake-oil to me. I think I'll stick to AF.