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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Default Ayam Zaman 1001/ Shooting Star !

For those of you that did not get to try Shooting Star Seasonal Blend when it was sent to the US by everyone's favorite European resident Hajo, you should try to get your hands on any amount of Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights.

Shooting Star Al-Barudi Blend has a very deep molasses taste, enveloped in a plethora of spices and herbs - the aroma definitely hints to maybe cardamom, some cinnamon, mild clove, nutmeg at times, and various spiced cookie spices. After a while resting in a glass jar, this blend doesn't become stronger or muted - it changes into a strong herbal profile with an undertone of ginger and nutmeg, with that hint of cardamom still present, and the heavy molasses overtone.

I smoked some 1001 Nights last week, and again last night, and the flavor profile is so similar to rested SS Al-Barudi that it was almost unrecognizable. The only differences I could pick up was the obvious light spearmint flavor in 1001, compared to the cardamom. 1001 is very herbal and spicy, with a lighter molasses-like flavor (nowhere near as dark as SS).

I think that if you are interested in the Syrian stuff, you should try out the Ayam Zaman and see what you think!
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Ayam Zaman 1001/ Shooting Star !

I got a sample of it from a guy on here and I did enjoy it a lot. The orange and strawberry were pretty good too.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:46 AM
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Hmmm. An interesting comparison. I have wanted to get my hands on some Ayam Zaman for a while now. This encourages me further.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:51 AM
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i have been wanting to get ayam zaman, i have heard that they will have them available in 50g packs soon. i am unsure about buying 500g, especially at that cost. It may be worth it but I just don't want to invest in it until i try all the flavors. hurry up SSC! where are the 50g packs!
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:54 AM
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I think instead of a 50g a 100 or 250 would be nice. Kind of odd to have 500g and 50g haha
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i have been wanting to get ayam zaman, i have heard that they will have them available in 50g packs soon. i am unsure about buying 500g, especially at that cost. It may be worth it but I just don't want to invest in it until i try all the flavors. hurry up SSC! where are the 50g packs!
I'm waiting for that as well, I've wanted to try AZ 1001 Nights for a really long time now and can't justify buying 500g.
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I'm waiting for that as well, I've wanted to try AZ 1001 Nights for a really long time now and can't justify buying 500g.
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i have been wanting to get ayam zaman, i have heard that they will have them available in 50g packs soon. i am unsure about buying 500g, especially at that cost. It may be worth it but I just don't want to invest in it until i try all the flavors. hurry up SSC! where are the 50g packs!
Same here, I want to try this but not 500g of it.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: Ayam Zaman 1001/ Shooting Star !

Dunkel sent me out a sample of 1001 Nights a while back and It was quite good actually.
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I bought some strawberry not too long ago and it's quite good. This flavor sounds like a must have as well.
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Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights is a MUST HAVE in my collection .. definitely worth the 500gms if you like spicy traditional moassel.
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photolinger sent me some ayam zaman to try. i really did not enjoy either of the 2 flavors. i think it was strawberry and 1001 nights. both tasted stale.
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Ayam Zaman 1001 Nights is a MUST HAVE in my collection .. definitely worth the 500gms if you like spicy traditional moassel.
Well with that statement I need to get my hands on some of this now.
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didnt sahara sell small tins of AZ? or are they not even out yet
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didnt sahara sell small tins of AZ? or are they not even out yet
They have not been released yet.
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yea man i have also wanted to try Ayam Zaman.. and been wanting to try Shooting Star.. and Ayam Zaman being the closest thing to it makes me want to tackle that shit lol
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I set it up for friends one night at a bon fire. I had about 3 hookahs going and everybody was discussing the 1001 Nights! They ask for it all the time now ..
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I set it up for friends one night at a bon fire. I had about 3 hookahs going and everybody was discussing the 1001 Nights! They ask for it all the time now ..
I did that with some salloum the last time I was up in Vermont. It's always nice to show people that a hookah is something much more than candy flavors and NHT.
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Although I like Ayam Zaman 1001 quite a lot I don't think it has much in common with Shooting Star. Basically the tobacco flavours are very distinct from one another and the molasses flavour in AZ is not nearly as rich. I will say that SS blends do thend to change as they sit which is not surprising since they lack preservatives and as they age they seem to become moral herbal in taste and less complex.
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Although I like Ayam Zaman 1001 quite a lot I don't think it has much in common with Shooting Star. Basically the tobacco flavours are very distinct from one another and the molasses flavour in AZ is not nearly as rich. I will say that SS blends do thend to change as they sit which is not surprising since they lack preservatives and as they age they seem to become moral herbal in taste and less complex.
Fresh SS, of course, has very little in common with anything else, and I completely agree with you regarding the molasses flavor - I stated that in my review even.
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