Saturday, September 15th, 2007...9:17 pm

Minty Mint

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Mint shisha. are they all the same? A definate no! And it depends which is your favourite as we all have different tastes. Though “Nakhla” is considered a standard shisha (not the high class premium) it¬† is thought that all of “Nakhla”s flavours are not so-so. I have tasted many brand shishas and have found most “Nakhla” to be strong in nicotine and in taste

While the one problem is a smaller ammount¬† of glycerine that is added to the mix. I think Nakhla is around 22% while most shisha tobacco from the Arab countries have up to 25%. Nakhla is Egyptian.Probably the lower content of glycerine is their way of keeping their price down! I have never found¬† Nakhla to dry out. My second best mint would be Nakhla. First best¬† for me is “Al-Waha” “mint”. Al-Waha has other mint types¬† a mint called “After 9” mint-choco flavour ¬†which I would like to try. If it is anything like Nakhla’s “new” line of flavours which have “Choco-Mint”, I would recommend it as super. You can taste the mint and chocolate taste so well!

(Again), I’m rating mint only here.¬† Al-Waha mint is my favourite mint only, with tons of dripping¬† glycerine and probably food colouring that isn’t necessary. But taste wise its my first pick. Recently I recieved a pack of “Al-Fakher” mint , which I’ve had a few times in the past, and wasn’t satisfied at all, like every time I’ve smoked it.While I’ve bought almost every flavour of Al-Fakher in 250.00 gram¬† packs, and found a lot of them terrific, some flavours of Al-Fakher to me were so general that I experimented with them once and prepared ready-made bowls of like fruit flavours without marking them, put on the aluminum foil, the holes and put in 3 plastic bags. On some flavours I couldn’t tell which was peach, melon ,plum or mango!I loved their¬† cherry, strawberry, banana, grape, and pinapple plus the higher class “Al-Qemach” line was wild!

Again, depends on what you like personally. DON’T LET ANYONE TELL YOU¬† what is good for YOU. I’m stating my preferences and experiences as rule-of-thumb that you may use.

I made an experiment and blended the¬† 3 mints :Al-Fakher,Nakhla, and Al-Waha which I am smoking now.¬† Its only nice. I’d rather¬† have either mint Nakhla or mint Al-Waha right now instead. It is a nice mix of the 3 though.

Don’t forget to try the cho-mint of Nakhla which is great.Or the “After 9” choco-mint by Al-Waha. Mint Afzal is great and super strong nicotine like all the “Afzal” flavours. “Al-Sultan” mint is wonderful like all their flavours .

You may get all these mints at “Smoking-Hookah.com”

Choco-mint “After 9 Al-Waha”

mint al-waha

“Al Fakher “mint¬†

That     is  a  weird                  narghilah

“Al-Sultan” shisha : couldn’t find mint photo

“Nakhla” brand shisha mint :Choco-mint “Nakhla” brand is great!

AfzalAll on this site of smoking-hookah.com

In the last¬† post I brought you a few music videos of¬† “The Idan¬† Raichel Project” which is¬† classified as “World-Ethnic Music” , and is made up of Israelis¬† who were born in Israel from¬† Eithiopian Jews, Tunisians, Polish,Yemenite and a terrific Arab Moslem singer. The music has as its target to promote understanding between cultures and in Israel has a gigantic fan following of so many including yours truly, this forum-blog author! I’ll put here some more of their songs which are usually in¬† Amaharic-Eithiopian language, then shifting to Arabic and then Hebrew back and forth. The “Idan Raichel Project”¬† has certainly done a lot to acheive its goals here in Israel where we have a population of people from every country in the world except Saudi-Arabia and the Vatican-City for¬† obvious reasons! Name a country and we have people here born from there.

http://www.idanraichelproject.com/en/index.php

Here’s some of the music :

“Ayal Alaye” its all in Eithiopian Amaharic. With Jews from Yemen, Eithiopia,Tunis, Israel and Arab woman singer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAJODuLLstY

“Come to me”

It starts in Hebrew and goes into Eithiopian chant and back. The¬† singers are saying ” come to me.Don’t ask about where we will go, give me your hand, don’t ask for riches, they will come like rain when they come, don’t ask for a home, when we have a

home the blessings will come like rain”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y66Pay8fRz4

“If you go”

Check out the amazing cave drawings that start to move!

Starts in Hebrew and then I think either Ladino (which is Spanish-Arabic-Hebrew) or Tunisian-Moroccan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0EKUMbTJ30

“Come back to my home”

Starts in Amaharic-Eithiopian, then Hebrew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOuHcTA4jeQ

“Words more beautiful than these”

starts in an Hindi Indian language and goes to Hebrew

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPlG8MSPE4w

“From the very depths” from the “Song of Songs” by King Solomon , mostly in Hebrew, photos of modern Israel culture-mix!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyvSOOivIlE

3 Comments

  • That is some wonerful music. I love the Al Waha mint flavors too.

  • Nakhla choco-mint is great tasting flavor, so is After 9 Al Waha. Lots of good info here.
    The music vids are really fine. This is good new to my ears and heart.

  • Yeah Idan Reichel Project is so famous here. I like their songs. About mint its great nachla mint, strong and not too much money.

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