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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:38 PM
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Default Your thoughts on herbal?

Just to throw this out there out of curiosity.

What is everyone's thoughts and feelings on herbal shisha?

I received 3 50g packages of hydro when I ordered my hookah.
As far as I'm concerned, it was pretty great!
However I have heard bad things about the other brands.



Also, I have moved on to other brands, non-herbal, was just wondering what the consensus was.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:42 PM
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soex = wax/parafin/crayon flavor/texture/smell, not something i recomend
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:44 PM
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Haha, I have heard that soex tastes like pencil shavings.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:50 PM
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yeah, actually the mango was absolutly horrible, but the melon was tollerable, so i guess it's kinda hit-n-miss
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:52 PM
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Ouch. Still though, the hydro I had was pretty amazing. Tastes no worse than something like........ Idk, hypnosis? clouds werent GREAT but they weren't bad. And the flavors I had were pretty damn good.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: Your thoughts on herbal?

My thoughts:

Tobacco is an herb.
When I'm smoking Nakhla, I'm smoking 'herbal' shisha.
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Default Re: Your thoughts on herbal?

Herbals are both unhealthy and taste like feet. They're not healthier alternatives to moassel so I honestly don't see the point of ever buying them unless you really like their flavors for some reason.
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Herbals are both unhealthy and taste like feet. They're not healthier alternatives to moassel so I honestly don't see the point of ever buying them unless you really like their flavors for some reason.
Somebody smoked Hydro Avalanche too?

As far as Hydro Herbal is concerned, I have to say it is one of the best herbals. Really strong flavor for a little bit, but it still isn't that good. Still have 1 I need to review for everyone, but I can't bring myself up to reviewing it.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 07:34 AM
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Some local dude here sells El Rosha herbal, anyone knows this brand/has experience with it? He claims that it's the best quality tobacco.
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ive tried a few, they are nasty, i wont ever try one again
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Old April 6th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Dont go herbal, not worth smoking. In one word. Rubish
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I like tobacco...I like smoking tobacco...Herbal makes me gag horribly.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Hey, I'll let you know my opinion like... tomorrow. lol

I have about 5-50g packs of Hookah Hookah Evolution coming via UPS today: blueberry, strawberry, fruit punch, orange, and watermelon. I'm probably going to try some tonight. I've heard MUCH better things about the tea-based herbal shisha than the sugar cane stuff like Hydro, which I haven't tried yet either. I might this weekend, I'm going to Horus Cafe in NYC with a big group of friends and they say their shisha is "100% nicotine free"... not tobacco free so IDK, maybe it's herbal maybe it isn't. We'll see.

My boyfriend just started going to Fig Cafe in Fayetteville, NC and they serve Hydro. He likes their blueberry a lot but pretty much hates their strawberry. I think he tried their mint too and said it was good... but then again there's not much to compare it to because that's all he's ever smoked :P
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Old April 6th, 2010, 09:34 AM
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yeah, i've heard bad things about everything but the HH Evolution, i've heard that's pretty good actually
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yeah the hookah shop here just started carrying hh tea-shisha, but i'm a lil leary to try it since i've had bad exp w/both hh & herbal shisha, but when i finally do give it a shot i'll post up & let you guys know
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To those thinking about the Evolution line:
I am a fan. The flavors I tried were good and only a couple had a tea flavor. Those that did were light fruit flavors and I found it to compliment them. I prefer to smoke tobacco and will choose tobacco every time but if you don't like nicotine or want to avoid it then Evolution is a good option. Do not assume that it is automatically healthier than tobacco. It is still plant matter and has many of the same properties. The only major difference I can say for sure is that tea leaves do not contain nicotine. There is no for of smoking that is good for your health.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 01:02 PM
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I don't smoke herbal very often but i like to give every brand a try once and i was impressed with Evolution Herbal Shisha. The taste is great and it has great smoke. I started mixing it in with my regular shisha just for the flavor.
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I tried Salaam herbal a while ago and it was a decent smoke. I think it is one of the best herbal lines out there but no longer smoke it because its herbal. I tried it because I had some friends who didn't like tobacco so I thought I'd give it a shot but the qualities of herbals are nowhere near the qualities of tobacco.
Also there has been no long term study or even long term cultural use of herbals to suggest that it is healthier than tobacco. The material used in lieu of tobacco is bagasse which is sugarcane flak and although there have been no studies done to suggest that this is bad for your health, there have also been no studies done to suggest it isn't. Tobacco has been studied and I know what I'm getting into. However the bagasse used for herbals has also been cited in cases of pulmonary fibrosis in cases where workers were handling large amounts. These cases deal with a much larger quantity and exposure than the amount you'd be exposed to by smoking herbals, also in addition there is an added level of water filtration that would potentially protect you from this problem. All smoking is harmful to your health, so the only reason I could see for smoking herbal is if you're looking to avoid nicotine. which is an entirely separate topic.
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Hydro Herbal makes great clouds... BUT, flavors resemble household cleaners and detergents. Lemon lime=windex... There's a pinesol flavor that's awful.. Chlorox was ok.. Don't recommend it at all.
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My thoughts:

Tobacco is an herb.
When I'm smoking Nakhla, I'm smoking 'herbal' shisha.

Actually you are wrong Tobacco is classified as a vegetable not a herb

BTW Salaam makes a nice flavorful herbal try their spiced Chai
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I've had the Hydro coffee flavor and it was honestly really good. I obviously prefer regular tobacco. You just have to make sure you heat manage it perfectly.
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Old April 6th, 2010, 02:35 PM
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Like I said. I don't smoke it anymore. When I did though, blackberry blueberry and melon were all amazing. Only difference I can think of now that I've been smoking for a while is that it doesn't last as long in the bowl. The intensity of the flavors on the otherhand are greater in the beginning of the session
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Actually you are wrong Tobacco is classified as a vegetable not a herb
Depends on who you ask.

herb
Pronunciation: \ˈərb, US also & British usually ˈhərb\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English herbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin herba
Date: 14th century
1 : a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season
2 : a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

Tobacco fits all these. Tobacco is an herb.
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Depends on who you ask.

herb
Pronunciation: \ˈərb, US also & British usually ˈhərb\
Function: noun
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle English herbe, from Anglo-French, from Latin herba
Date: 14th century
1 : a seed-producing annual, biennial, or perennial that does not develop persistent woody tissue but dies down at the end of a growing season
2 : a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities

Tobacco fits all these. Tobacco is an herb.
Lmao, i hate it when people are SUPER technical.

In reference to smoking hookah. Herbal is something OTHER than tobacco [ sugar cane or tea] Now STOP IT! lol.
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I tried HH Evolution Blueberry today, it was pretty good. This is the first time I used my Chic and my Nammor hose after purchasing them so there's still some plasticy oddness, but other than that it was good. Good blueberry flavor, sweet clouds. I used precut foil and 2 quicklight coconut coals. Had a good old time trying to light the damn coals because of how windy it is outside, ended up holing up in the basement and lighting them inside (smelled nasty at first) because it wouldn't work otherwise.
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