Tuesday, June 5th, 2007...10:05 am
Exotic shisha tobacco brands
Those 2 words make me happy to see!
Another of the many Jordanian great shisha tobaccos that His Majesty King Hussein¬† of Jordan’s country are famous for, including Al-Waha, Al-Ouns, Abed El-Khader,Al-Sultan, Saet-Safa ¬†among others.
First heard the name “Al-Ouns” brand shisha from Abu Dani the Christian-Lebanese emigre’ who lives in Ottowa,Canada. He has a 4 year hookah blog , one of the first, and his own online Canadian online stores called “Arguily” which¬† means hookah-shisha -the “Greater Syria” name for hookah, like “narghile ” and “Nargilah”.
What is “Geater Syria”? The area of Syria,Israel,Jordan and Lebanon” bloc before the English and the League of Nations¬† carved up the Arabian countries among themselves and in most cases drew the new border lines¬† in straight lines.¬† Look at Iraq,Kuwait,Israel,Jordan,Syria and Saudi Arabia-all have those long straight borders unless like in Lebanon Jebal Baruch and the Anti-Lebanon mountains (been there, beautiful) make thier own borders¬† or at Israel and Saudi Arabia,Egypt ¬†the Red Sea (has its own natural way of making borders as well does of course the Mediteranian Sea). We have Lawrence of Arabia and his¬† funny business to partly thank for that! Its an amazing recent history and the reason (politically- not religiously) ¬†for all the fighting in the Middle-East. Can’t blame Israel for that one, as¬† the funny map was drawn right after the end of World¬† War One 1917!
Religious wars of today and political reasons make our countries boiling¬† after they fermented in hate for a long time.
Back to “Abu Dani”¬† at www//Arguily¬† store and his great hookah blog where he turned me onto the name “Al-Ouns” tobacco. Its the only thing that he smokes personally. Like he mentions¬† ” a Marlboro cigarette smoker smokes only one brand, or a Camel smoker will “Walk a mile for a Camel” cigarette. (Do they still say that in their ads?)¬† As a kid¬† of around 3-4 in 1957 I had that brainwashed into my head . from the comercials.¬† ¬† Imagine my happiness when at age 16 I dumped my Salem’s,Marlboro’s and Lark ciggies and became a dedicated Camel smoker until I quit cigarettes at age 21 cold-turkey in one day and didn’t start again until I was 50 to take up the “hookah¬† hobby”.
So Abu Dani smokes “Al-Ouns”but where was I to get it?
I looked on the online stores and found¬† www//hookah4Less,www//smoking-hookah.com,¬† www//arguily.com, www//WestCoastHookahs.com, www//EastCoastHookahs.co and www//Hookah.us¬†
¬†had them to buy, online¬†5 ¬†great fruit shisha flavours in 200 gram tins well covered and so wet and juicy really dripping!¬† The kind you have to wash your hands of after packing your clay bowl!
¬† I ordered and bought Al-Ouns “Double-Apple”.(Apples Flavour) .¬†Its literally the best thing that I have EVER smoked until today June 5th 2007! Double-Apple(apple’s flavour)¬†is strongly anise-based flavour which is…licorice plant flavour. Did you ever drink clear Greek “ouzo” or the same Middle-East “Arak” (same clear drink). No color to it. Add a bit of water and it turns cloudy white in your glass.
That is the¬† beautiful taste of Double-Apple Al-Ouns, and I¬† felt, “Now I know what taste is”. It sounds trite, but its true.¬† It¬† can be ordered, but often not available since its sold out.¬† Try it to find out if I am giving you a bum steer (or a¬† forlorn cow).
They have only 5 flavours, grape, double-apple(apple’s flavour) , mixed fruit,¬†¬†strawberry and cherry. see here the link at the bottom of the page
If you can get some, or the other 4 flavours you” thank¬† Abu Dani for first¬† showing it to all of the www//