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Old August 2nd, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Default Noor - Sugar Cane & good taste?

Hi,
Yesterday I received 2 flavors of the newest German shisha-brand, Noor.
It is made of sugar cane like Soex (without nicotine) and I heard it should be much better than Soex. So I tried it today.
I don't know, if it will be aviable in the USA someday, but I think for all european Users of HP, this could be interesting.

1. The Package

It's a modern-looking package to open. Really nice, I've never seen something like this for shisha.

Translated that means something like "Nobacco - No tobacco, no nicotine, based on sugar cane"


Thats how it looks like, when it's opened. You can see that nice ziploc inside the package. The tobacco is in this ziploc without any other foil. The ziploc is nice. Good to keep the tobacco in it.


2. The cut
The cut of this "tobacco" isn't that good. But this is a matter of the structure of the sugar cane. I would say it's nearly the same like Soex.
Here you can see the cut:



3. Smoke & Taste
In the last picture, you can see, how i smoked it. I just put a stealring into the bowl and 2 layers of syrian foil plus 2 Cocobricos:

That's the whole setup, and it worked well (It's the same setup I use for Hookah Hookah, just with less tobacco).
Unfortunately I couldn't do a picture of the smoke, because the batteries of my cam have been blank (can I say it like this in english? ). Anyway, the smoke was great. Really big clouds, like smoking Starbuzz or Al Fakher. The taste was also good. I smoked the Noor Premium Plum and it tasted like sweet plum. It was just a bit mild (maybe like Al Amir). But that's because the nicotine is missing.

4. Conclusion
Noor is a great alternative for tobacco and even for Soex. The flavor was awesome. If a friend put it into my hookah and I don't know, what it is, I would think it's normal tobacco.
8 / 10 points for Noor!
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Noor - Sugar Cane & good taste?

Lol, the NOBACCO on the box. Very interesting though. I take it by the look that it's not bound by the German tobacco moisture restrictions? Get Sambooka to add it to the brands list for a review.
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Default Re: Noor - Sugar Cane & good taste?

it's not that wet, but it's okay. i added some arabica mix to it
(but there are other german brands, who dont care of the german law :P Orient Tobacco e.g. is wet as original Al Waha ... I hope they change the law ... we are the only country in europe (and maybe in the world), who cant smoke wet shisha ...)
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Would this be limited by the tobacco laws considering it is not tobacco?
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mh .. dont know how to tell you the problem
the german law says, that PIPE tobacco may not have more than 5% of wetness. the problem with this is, that there is no special law for hookah tobacco, so it must be taxed as pipe tobacco (because the law says a waterpipe is a pipe). Soex and Noor have to be taxed as tobaccos, and because you smoke it with the hookah, it is taxed as pipe tobacco
so there are two problems: the first is the wetness and the other is the price. you maybe pay $3 for 50g of shisha, we have to pay same as pipe smokers (tobacco is expensive here) and 50g are about $6 ...
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Ok that makes sense. I don't agree with it. But I understood.
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The tobacco law is from medieval purity laws that were designed to keep people from cheating on their goods. Tobacco, sold by weight, is usually smoked more or less dry. The unscrupulous would wet it so that less tobacco was actually being sold for the weight purchased. Obviously not a great law for hookah tobacco.
I wonder if there might be a way to get a law that would recognize hookah tobacco as being a "product" rather than a commodity?
I dont pretend to fathom German law. But the law is both fair and unfair at the same time.
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if there was a special taxation law for hookah tobacco, the problem wouldnt exist
in switzerland there was the same problem. they changed the law and added hookah tobacco, so that they may sell tobacco with wetness of max. 60%. we need something like this, too.
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Purity laws have their benefit. Just look at the purity in beer laws. Genius.
I love exotic flavored and experimental beers but the purity laws made the focus on the traditional styles resolute and led to beautiful mastery.
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I wonder if smoking sugar cane is good for your blood sugar.. hmm
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I don't think it would make much difference beyond what the sugar soaked shisha we usually smoke does to you.

Hey PCServe, what other flavor did you get? You mentioned plum but not the other.
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I also got Noor Black Grape.
Here are all flavors, aviable at the moment: http://www.shisha-world.com/lshop,sh...obacco,,,,.htm
edit: not every flavor ^^ black grape is missing on shisha world

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I don't think it would make much difference beyond what the sugar soaked shisha we usually smoke does to you.

Hey PCServe, what other flavor did you get? You mentioned plum but not the other.
That is true lol
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That's odd. They have this shisha under two categories. Noor and King nicotinfree. One has the black grape and the other does not. No other difference. Seems like just a data entry error.
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do you also say this? i heard, there are some german words you use in america, too ^^

@kalutika: ya, must be a misstake of the shop .. on the german version of this page, there is no King nicotinfree, it is Noor Nicotinfree
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I wouldn't smoke that if you paid me to.

Okay, maybe.
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do you also say this? i heard, there are some german words you use in america, too ^^

@kalutika: ya, must be a misstake of the shop .. on the german version of this page, there is no King nicotinfree, it is Noor Nicotinfree
That's what I was thinking.
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Wonder if they'd bring such stuff in RO, too, i'm not a smoker and having the nicotine removed would be great, without sacrificing thickness of the smoke which is primary the reason i love hookahs so much
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They ship to romania too. But I think it would be expensive ...
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ummmmm it kinda looks tasty. i wana try it
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