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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:35 PM
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Default Nakhla fans, convince me!

So I'm very tempted to try Nakhla, as it seems that lots of people really love it. Been smoking predominantly Al Fakher, but I have an opportunity to pick up some 250g's for super cheap, so I'm thinking of giving Nakhla a shot. Right now I'm looking at getting:

-Earl Grey
-Orange
-Melon
-Cinnamon

What major differences will I see, or issues I might run into compared to AF? I've heard Nakhla has a different heat threshold?
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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

I'll be upfront with you, we could tell you lot's of things about why we like Nakhla, But you won't really know until you try it for yourself... I love the stuff, I have since day one of smoking hookah. Except for Cinnamon, I have tried all the flavors you have mentioned there and they are fantastic, Earl Grey being my favorite in that list. I suggest, if you can get them for a good price, to just go for it and try them...If all else fails, trade them out for something different.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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All great choices!

Cinnamon is a bit strong to smoke alone, but a great mixer!

I haven't tried it but hear the Mandarin is better than the Orange.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

If you like Apricot, I can only say that Nakhla Apricot tastes exactly like dried Apricots. It's delicious!

Also, with Nakhla, you may want to use the overpacking method. I think there are some videos out on this and there are also some tips in threads somewhere buried in the forum. Just use the search function and see what you can dig up.
I can explain it to you if all else fails.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:03 PM
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its a good cheap tobacco. and anything that is good... and cheap is WIN
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

I have to say I LOVED nakhla cinnimon. I got a 50g a couple days ago and they are right, the stuff has some bite to it, but is still so sweet it feels like it's coating your mouth....
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

also you will love that sweet melon.. and yes nakhla take the heat.. earl grey is also my favorite.. hope you enjoy Nakhla
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

I should clarify .. Nakhla Cinnamon is a bit strong alone, but very true to taste! It packs a whopping punch in a good way!
I can smoke it alone, but prefer to use it as a mixer, I think Nakhla AND Al Fakher both make great cinnamons! Al Fakher is more smokeable alone for me than Nakhla is but that is not to take anything away from Nakhla Cinnamon, it delivers a strong cinnamon when you need it!
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:24 PM
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Mix the Earl Grey with a touch of the Orange, it's a nice little mix.
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I should clarify .. Nakhla Cinnamon is a bit strong alone, but very true to taste! It packs a whopping punch in a good way!
I can smoke it alone, but prefer to use it as a mixer, I think Nakhla AND Al Fakher both make great cinnamons! Al Fakher is more smokeable alone for me than Nakhla is but that is not to take anything away from Nakhla Cinnamon, it delivers a strong cinnamon when you need it!
quite true.. personally i cant stand it on its own.. i use it exclusively as a mixer.. like with nak DA mmmm
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Mix the Earl Grey with a touch of the Orange, it's a nice little mix.
Quoted for big time truth for something different. Just add a "touch" though like puck said, like 5% to 10% orange
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

Peach is my favorite by far. Sweet melon was too sweet to me (builds fortress and prepares for attack). I've got an order of cinnamon on hold as well as some earl grey, both are supposed to be good for mixing
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Old January 25th, 2010, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

Nakhla Double Apple, Nakhla Mizo Peach, Nakhla Mizo Grape, If you Can get hold of some El Basha The caramel and the Grape is very good as is their Apple.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

I thought the same thing wehn i came to this forum. All i smoked at the time was starbuzz. I have actually stopped smoking starbuzz and only smoke Nakhla now. It is good flavored stuff. Still has sweet flavors, but nothing like that candy stuff that SB makes. Its a well rounded tobacco. It can take the heat so its easy to manage. You dont need to acclimate it and the tobacco flavors are consistent in each batch/box. What else could you want from a tobacco company?

Oh and the fact that its like half the price of almost all of the other tobaccos. Its a no brainer. LOL
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Old January 25th, 2010, 02:56 PM
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I am really tempted to try Nakhla next as well. I tried three different Al Fakher tobaccos and I honestly did not enjoy any of them. I'm still a Fantasia/Starbuzz kid and trying to open my horizons!
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50gms samples are good for trying but a bit on the dry side, the 250 gmsoffer better results .. and the 1000gms are even better!
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sweeeeeeeeeeet melon!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chad, your reply can only be read in Vito's voice after seeing your avvy.
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The flavors are fairly oily in comparison to AF. That may sound bad, but it's not. The flavors tend to me more realistic, and more pronounced and more subtle than the in your face flavor of AF.

I consider Nakhla a much higher quality product than AF flavored tobacco, but consider Af Soft Black much better tasting than Nakhla Zag.
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Nakhla cinnamon is wonderful, it's extremely powerful but it tastes like a good tobacco should. Earl Grey is one of my absolute favorites, I'd definitely try some of that. It's just so unique and delicious.

I haven't tried the other two, I need to try Sweet Melon asap. I have a friend who I told Nakhla about and he said the popular flavor at his place was melon so I recommended it. I felt kind of bad about recommending something I haven't tried but I figured I'd trust HP on that one.


Al Fakher is too artificial to me for the most part. It really depends on what your tastes are, if you like your candy stick with AF, if you like your tobacco go with Nakhla.
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u have to convince your self to try it not others. i like some nak flavors
and i like some AF on the whole i prefer AF
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Default Re: Nakhla fans, convince me!

DA is great, sweet melon is excellent, Mizo Peach is my favorite, watermelon isn't bad.

I do not like mango and orange.

Mix a little bit of cinnamon with cardamom
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the only nakhla's I don't like are chocomint and the mizo's...everything else is great

Ohh and try mixing the cinnimon 50/50 with caramel...delicious!!!
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I'm hardly an expert on the matter. Hell, I've only been smoking for a couple months now. I will tell you this, though...

My initial hookah purchase came with three flavors of Nakhla, and for a while there it was the only shisha I'd owned, smoked, or even knew. A few weeks ago, I stopped by my tobacconist and picked up some Al Fakher Sweet Melon, just to say I tried something else, and because it seems to be a popular and reputable brand among HP members. After smoking it, I can see why people might enjoy Al Fakher, but for me it'll be Nakhla all the time unless something better comes along.
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If you want to try an orange from Nakhla, try their mandarin! It's out of this world! Also sweet melon or margarita are highly recommended.
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