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NAKHLA! If you want thick clouds, a strong buzz, and nice taste, plus it's the best shisha for the buck (usually around 6 USD online for 250g). Just it's a drier shisha so it can be a littttttle different to get a good quality session with as far as heat management goes, as compared to the wetter shishas like AF.
If you're gonna get some Nakhla though, be sure to read some reviews in the review section of HP because from personal experience, some flavors are great (i.e. cherry, sweet melon, double apple) and some flavors are bleehh (i.e. caramel).