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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Tangiers Lucid Strawberry and Watermelon a video comparision

On the hunt for a good strawberry and watermelon flavored shisha tobacco ..

So after reading all the information out there about how juicy and wet the Lucid line was and how great the watermelon and strawberry tasted and smelled. I decided to get some and give it a solid try out! I was saddened that my experience was like nothing I have read about here. This is just my personal opinion but for all the hype I expected a lot more than what I experienced. I wonder if the people promoting it get different batches than the people that buy it? Cuz for me it was not the drippiest shisha tobacco (as people have claimed) it was more on the moist side and the flavor was not there for either of these (as people have claimed). I couldn't even tell them apart? and I consider myself somewhat of a wine connoisseur with an excellent palate (I can pick out grape varieties by smell alone, a very hard thing to do for a large percentage of wine drinkers). So to not pick out simple flavors/smells like watermelon and strawberry is a bad sign to me. But I gave them a few tries each using different techniques, I felt I owed it extra special attention since I have never had good results and so I made an extra solid effort to force a good smoke out of it, but sadly I never got a standard strawberry or watermelon taste. Just a light fruit taste of about 10% flavor.
I am sorry to those that disagree with me, please understand it is just my opinion, at least give me credit for giving them the solid effort I did. I tried to see the light. I guess my palet is just different .. I know what I like and this is not it for me.

Here is my review of both the strawberry and watermelon.

VIDEO REVIEW ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2qx4119LQM

(note in the vid I say phunnel, but that is actually my Vortex sorry for the confusion, I setup one of those flavors prior with the phunnel. Like I said I tried numerous bowls, techniques, etc)

I would be interested to know other peoples opinions on these two flavors? In Tangiers defense I have noticed that those flavors are hard to duplicate into a shisha tobacco ..

I would also be interested to know your opinions on brand and line?

Thanks ..
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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:38 PM
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Default Re: Tangiers Lucid Strawberry and Watermelon a video comparision

only lucid I have smoked is passionfruit, which definitely has a lot of flavor. as for strawberry, i've had the noir line which is pretty weak in flavor. watermelon noir, haven't had. melon blend is pretty good, but can taste pretty bad if you're not careful with heat. I like tangiers, when it works. some flavors i've bought just won't acclimate and will smell like bbq/soy/an ash tray forever, smoke like shit too. many people have had this problem. packing is not my problem, it's the inconsistency and weakness of some flavors. yes, I use room temp water. yes, I pack it right. yes, I use the right amount of coal. consistency is key here. one thing I find funny is most tangiers promoters will write reviews and say the flavor is weak yet still give it at least an 8/10...
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:40 PM
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Default Re: Tangiers Lucid Strawberry and Watermelon a video comparision

I'm not super crazy about this brand to be honest. I do try to help people with it though because I hate to see inaccurate opinions formulated due to lack of knowledge. I can get tangiers to acclimate and get the tastes to be outstanding, the problem I have is packing though. I can get a great two hour + session out of my small phunnel. Or I can get a 10 minute throat burning session.
The real issue is how needy this tobacco is. You have to have the containment, the patience and time for acclimation, trial and error packing, the phunnel. It takes a whole lot of patience. When done right it's amazing but it just takes so much effort it does not seem like an equal trade off at times. I imagine with practice it will not be a big deal.
One the point of fanboys, I fail to see the numbers you guys claim stand for this tobacco. I also notice that within the review section there are plenty of weak flavors getting 8/9 not just within the realm of tangiers. The most oustanding fanboys here seem to be in the nakhla department. I ordered a big sampler of nakhla from HJ including the biggies: sweet melon, double apple, peach, mizo watermelon. Among them only peach blew me away. With all the hype around DA SM and mizo watermelon it seems like you could pick them out of animal feces and they would still taste fantastic.
Every brand has it's fans. If they like it, why does it matter what they say about it? It's their opinion that is omg roxors, Just like it's your opinion that it omg suxors.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:12 PM
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^ I am with you on this one. Everyone should realize that everyone has their own set of taste buds. Not everyone likes the same thing, it is all personal preference. So even if most people like it, that doesn't mean you will. That's just the way it is.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:23 PM
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I totally agree! I am just offering up my opinions on personal preference. These two shisha tobacco flavors just don't appeal to me and my taste buds. It is just my opinion ..
Now if you ask me if I like the real thing (strawberry and watermelon) I'd say hell ya! .. but this brand isn't even close to hitting either one of these flavors. But I think strawberry and watermelon are hard to duplicate into shisha tobacco form.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:26 PM
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What tastes good is a perception. If you have been fed spam all your life how are you going to know what steak tastes like?? My point being .. I've been to hookah bars with friends and they think the hookahs they setup are fantastic! .. but in my opinion they are crappy compared to what I can setup. I'll still smoke at hookah bars with my friends, but it is not nearly the quality it could be. Yeah I think I setup a pretty damn good hookah! .. I said it!

After having those same friends over for a hookah at my house. They are now singing a completely different tune! I have ruined their perception of what is "good" at most hookah bars. We still go, but talk about how my setup is 1000 times better. We go for the atmosphere, turkish coffee, food and bellydancers! When I setup a flavor, it tastes like it is suppose to! I am very good about making something taste like it should. AND I have the skill level to know when something doesn't taste like it should.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Mouse: Do you know what it really reminds me of? Tasty Wheat. Did you ever eat Tasty Wheat?
Switch: No, but technically, neither did you.
Mouse: That's exactly my point. Exactly. Because you have to wonder: how do the machines know what Tasty Wheat tasted like? Maybe they got it wrong. Maybe what I think Tasty Wheat tasted like actually tasted like oatmeal, or tuna fish. That makes you wonder about a lot of things. You take chicken, for example: maybe they couldn't figure out what to make chicken taste like, which is why chicken tastes like everything.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:51 PM
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LMAO Dakins ... thanks for breaking up the tension You have excellent skills in that!

I'll never forget the mouse signature either!! Is still LOL when I think about it!!
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I have both of these in lucid. They are pretty much the weakest Tangiers I have had. I like them and they have more flavor for me than they seem to have had for you, Sambooka. The strawberry is way too light and the flavor is similar to making strawberry preserves and smelling the slightest whiff of the batch. Has potential but not going to be buying it again until it gets improved.

The watermelon is somewhere between artificial and natural but ends up mostly tasting like the white part of the rind and the very last part of the actual flesh. This one is a bit stronger but I would be hard pressed to pick out the name in a blind test. Still too weak.

I keep both around to extend the life of stronger and similar flavors.
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Lucid strawberry is mellow as hell, watermelon is just another watermelon. Cool Strawberry is my favorite tangiers strawberry
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only lucid I have smoked is passionfruit, which definitely has a lot of flavor. as for strawberry, i've had the noir line which is pretty weak in flavor. watermelon noir, haven't had. melon blend is pretty good, but can taste pretty bad if you're not careful with heat. I like tangiers, when it works. some flavors i've bought just won't acclimate and will smell like bbq/soy/an ash tray forever, smoke like shit too. many people have had this problem. packing is not my problem, it's the inconsistency and weakness of some flavors. yes, I use room temp water. yes, I pack it right. yes, I use the right amount of coal. consistency is key here. one thing I find funny is most tangiers promoters will write reviews and say the flavor is weak yet still give it at least an 8/10...
I think my New Lime isn't acclimating..
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I am a HUGE tangiers smoke, and I agree with you Sam. Strawberry in the tangiers line is absolutely lacking. I love strawberry flavors, golden AF probably being my choice, but tangiers just missed this one. The watermelon I can't handle because of the over-bubblegum taste that seemingly ALL watermelons offer.
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[QUOTE=Sambooka;246987]What tastes good is a perception. If you have been fed spam all your life how are you going to know what steak tastes like??

Spam in Hawaii is like a ribeye steak I see people here buy that shit by the case. Personally I like to eat the ribeye. Okay about Tangiers I have only had Lucid Horchata I thought it was pretty damn good It had just enough flavor. I have Peach Iced Tea and Cocoa to try I hope their just as good.
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Never had lucid strawberry or watermelon but the Noir watermelon is one of my favorite tangiers. Its the most realistic watermelon ive tried. Good amout of flavor to. Havent tried noir strawberry, not much into strawberry flavors.
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the lucid schnozzberry was wicked wet and had a great deal of flavor.... I think you and tangiers need to agree to disagree.
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